Place/Event: Lake Red Rock
Location: 1105 Co Hwy T15, Knoxville, IA 50138
Grade/age range: Prek-12
Group size: large or small
Stroller friendly: Yes depending on location
Ok, So when planning a trip to the Lake Red Rock area, keep in mind that not all trail heads or locations will have water or bathrooms.
But the real reason I wanted to go to Lake Red Rock was because a long time ago I saw this news article about the Observation Tower! It was over 10 years ago but I held on to that clipping, hoping someday to be able to go!
ok , so the KEY TO THE TOWER is to bring quarters! It cost $.50 each and it’s an automatic money thing and a turn style that you can’t get through except one-at-a-time. SO bring enough quarters for everyone!
The eagles were amazing to watch fly!
We hiked a trail that was adjacent to the parking lot west of the tower. It was a fun little hike with a couple small bridges and as you walked along, you would occasionally get glimpses of the lake.
We camped at Lake Red Rock and explored other areas. The bottom of the dam is very fun but does look similar to other dams like SaylorVille Lake.