Minne Estema Park

Fishing boat at Minne Estema
Fishing boat at Minne Estema
Minne Estema Access
Boat Launch
Cedar River

Shelter Pavilion
Quiet campground
Remote Camping

Minne Estema Park:

A historic river park, owned by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and managed by Benton County Conservation Board, located 8 miles north of Vinton, IA on the Cedar River.  Once home to a thriving summertime getaway, Minne Estema no longer offers river-boat rides but is a beautiful location for your next camping trip.  With river access and secluded campsites, you are sure to love Minne Estema!


Minne Estema Park
5261 24th Ave. Drive
Vinton, Iowa 52349

Find us in East-Central Iowa:

From Cedar Rapids: ~36 miles NW
From Des Moines: ~60 miles E
From I-380 (Urbana): ~10 miles W
I-80: ~49 miles N

Link to DNR topographical map (PDF) of: Minne Estema and Perkinson Wildlife Management Area


Minne Estema (River Park):

  • 63 acre park (rolling hills, tree-lined trails, and prairie and wetland restoration projects in progress)
  • 12 Campsites (10 with electric; 2 without electric)
  • Pit toilet
  • Drinking water
  • Boat ramp (motor and canoe)
  • Fishing (shoreline and river access)
  • Shelter/Pavilion
  • Picnic areas
  • Playground
  • Hiking
+ Park managed and patrolled by Ranger Ben Bonar 319-560-9802