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Dunnings Spring Park

203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101
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Absolutely Gorgeous!

What a hidden gem! Water was so clear and cold - absolutely gorgeous! New bridge and walking steps... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Des Moines, Iowa
Beautiful and

Beautiful waterfall in Iowa! Enjoyed the scenery and hiking in the hills. Stairs allow you to get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Renee S
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203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a hidden gem! Water was so clear and cold - absolutely gorgeous! New bridge and walking steps are a nice addition. Would love to see some informational signage posted. We rode bikes, so parking was not a problem for us - but looked like...More

Thank amarieb22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfall in Iowa! Enjoyed the scenery and hiking in the hills. Stairs allow you to get closer. Lots of area to walk around and enjoy the outdoors.

1  Thank Renee S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem. Hard to find but well worth the search.easy access. Nice steps and walkway up the falls.

Thank jjfarms
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

VERY< VERY PRETTY...The new bridge is fantastic !@!! we met a great photographer here and he told us all kinds of stuff about the area..his name was Chip Peterson..I am a casual photographer, and my wife and i were reflecting on the bridge he was...More

1  Thank nadman2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many clear, cold streams in northeast Iowa, but this one is special. The falls seem to just appear out of the side of the cliff. There is a trail that leads to the very top if you are energetic. They are doing some...More

1  Thank RichFromOmaha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Waterfall in Decorah, IA. A nice place to go on a warm day since the water offers a cool retreat. There is a narrow road which goes to the falls or you can park near the Upper Iowa River and take a short walk....More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Expecting more of a park area but it ended up just a hike up a road to a beautiful falls. They are building a new bridge so road is closed to traffic but we'll worth the hike.

Thank Roy P
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I cannot believe this is in Iowa. What a lovely, gorgeous place! It is a very short walk to the waterfall and you can climb the rock up to the top. Great views!

Thank Shelby A
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were in Decorah for a recital at Luther College and looking for a few quick things to do on a beautiful day. Dunning Springs Park was a nice quick stop. It's a short walk to see the waterfall but a little treacherous if you...More

Thank B0Beth
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A short 10 minute walk to the waterfall. Lots of water and very pretty location. Some picnic tables and benches. Had a chemical toilet.

Thank Norma Z
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Lois V
How far is it to walk just to see the falls? I have a group of ladies, limited time and some limited abilities? Any park admission charge? Thank you
23 March 2017|
Response from zoeandjack | Reviewed this property |
No charge, the road to the waterfall is blocked off due to some rebuilding they are doing. Just park in the lot across the highway and walk in. It is rough surface (gravel) road. Probably 3/10 of a mile to the bottom of the... More
How do we get to the waterfalls? We can not find them.
9 August 2016|
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Response from Alp2785 |
Go east on Quarry Road, from the intersection of College Drive and Quarry Road in Decorah, for 0.4 miles. Turn left onto the single-lane road with a small sign "Dunning's Spring" and continue .1 mile to the parking and... More
Is there camp there or near by?
2 July 2016|
Response from Captain Z | Reviewed this property |
There is Hutchinson Camping ground if you prefer full immersion. Which is located about ten miles out of town on the Upper Iowa. On the edge of town however there is the Pulpit Rock RV park. This place too offers a... More