Mines of Spain Recreation Area

8991 Bellevue Heights
Dubuque, IA 52003- Map It
(563) 556-0620

AAA Editor Notes

Mines of Spain Recreation Area is .2 mi. s. of jct. US 52/61/151 at 8991 Bellevue Heights. The 1,439-acre area, characterized by rugged limestone bluffs, thick woodlands, tall grasses and wetlands, features 21 miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails and scenic overlooks of the Mississippi River. E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center, a 37-acre wildlife refuge, houses natural and historic displays and has a children's activity area and a bird and butterfly garden. Julien Dubuque Monument honors the city's founder. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Free.
Hours: Recreation area open daily 4 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Center open Mon.-Fri. 9-4, Sat.-Sun. noon-4:30, Apr. 15-Oct. 15; Mon.-Fri. 9-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.