Maquoketa Caves State Park

10970 98th St.
Maquoketa, IA 52060- Map It
(563) 652-5833

AAA Editor Notes

Maquoketa Caves State Park is 7.9 mi. n.w. off CR Y31. The park contains 13 limestone caves, a natural bridge rising more than 40 feet and a 17-ton poised rock. Because of the privacy the caves offered, the Sac and Fox Indians used the area for tribal council meetings. The main cave has electric lights and cement walkways. An outdoor interpretive display contains information about the geology of cave formations. Guided cave tours are given based on staff availability. Interpretive programs and outdoor movies are offered on weekends during the summer (staff availability and weather permitting). Guided tours are available. Pets on leash are allowed. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Free.
Hours: Park daily 4 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Visitor center open Sat.-Sun. and holidays 9-5, mid-Apr. to mid-Oct. Interpretive program Fri. beginning at 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., May-Aug. Outdoor movie Sat. at 8:30 p.m., May-Aug.; phone ahead. Caves are closed Oct. 15-Apr. 15 for bat hibernation period. Phone ahead to confirm entry to the caves and guided tour and program schedule.