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Beeds Lake State Park

1422 165th St, Hampton, Iowa 50441 USA

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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
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  • Public
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“A Myriad of Opportunities for Relaxation!”

This popular park provides a beautiful backdrop for a wide range of land and water activities, recreation and scenic trails. Dogs of all sizes are allowed at no additional fee. Dogs may not be left unattended, and they must be leashed. Beed's Lake has a very popular campground. A total of 99 of the 144 sites have electrical hookups. Modern restroom and shower facilities are available, as is a sanitary dump station. A two-mile trail provides a unique hiking experience for visitors as it follows the shoreline around Beed's Lake. At the spillway, visitors can hike to the base of the dam and experience a cool refreshing mist as water rolls down the beautiful limestone face. This trail may be utilized by hikers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers and joggers. The beautiful lake, fed by Spring Creek, is a popular destination for anglers, year-round. Bass, catfish, and panfish are available to challenge anglers. Several fishing jetties and docks are located on the south shore of the lake and are accessible to mobility impaired visitors. Beed's Lake is a popular boating spot due to its scenic beauty. Motors of any size may be used at "no wake" speeds on the lake. A modern boat ramp is located on the southern shore of the lake. Beed's Lake State Park has provided visitors with a variety of recreational opportunities since 1934. One unique feature of the park is the causeway that crosses the lake near the lodge. It provides more than one-third of a mile of great shoreline fishing as well as a convenient pathway for hikers and joggers. Another focal point of the park is the unusual 170 foot-long spillway with horizontal layers of limestone dropping abruptly 40 feet. It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. In 1857, T.K. Hansbury built the first dam to supply water for the operation of a sawmill. Two years later, water power was used to operate a flour mill. William Beed put in the long causeway when he bought the property in 1864. He operated the mill until 1903. 

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Beeds Lake State Park

1422 165th St
Hampton, Iowa
50441 USA

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • 144 Camp Sites
  • Pull Through
  • Full Hookup
  • 50 AMP
  • Big Rigs
  • Dump Station
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers

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