Ledges State Park

Park, Campground, and Other Great Outdoors
1515 P Ave, Madrid, IA 50156, United States
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    • Noon–4:00 PM
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    • 1:00 PM–9:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Let the beauty of soaring sandstone “ledges” soothe and inspire you. Hike to Inspiration Point, Council Ring or the Lost Lake. Scenic overlooks along the way provide spectacular views of Pea’s Creek canyon. Many trails have steep portions, but the fully accessible interpretive trai... (See all)


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  • Healthiest Iowa

    Ten miles of hiking trails lead up & down steep slopes to scenic overlooks, providing spectacular views of Pea's Creek Canyon. Popular overlooks include Inspiration Point, Crow's Nest & Table Rock.

    Healthiest Iowa · August 16, 2011
  • American Heart A.

    This fun hike is rewarding - great views and it's good for your heart!

    American Heart Association · November 14, 2011
  • Jason K.

    Go to the lower ledges and find a place that's secluded and just do what ever you want.

    Jason Koberstine · September 23, 2011
  • Cosmic Donuts

    hike in camping spots are the way to go.

    Cosmic Donuts · May 9, 2011
  • Ashley E.

    Favorite Picnic & Camping place!! Looking forward to camping this weekend!

    Ashley E · August 17, 2012
  • Nathan R.

    A different experience each time you visit! Love it!

    Nathan Ritz · November 5, 2011
  • Joanie J.

    You need to watch the Des Moines River levels because it fills the lower part of Ledges when it floods.

    Joanie Jordan · August 16, 2011
  • Danny F.

    So many fun trails. Great picnic areas with grills too!

    Danny Freppon · March 30, 2014
  • Erik R.

    One of the nicest state parks in the entire Midwest.

    Erik Rowley · October 3, 2012
  • Joanie J.

    State budget cuts have cut the staff and they can't clean up the park grounds like they would like to.

    Joanie Jordan · August 16, 2011
  • Del B.

    the park is a mess. still not cleaned up after the 2008 floods.

    Del Boogs · April 4, 2011