Dutton's Cave Park


Cold Water Creek that runs though Dutton
Shelter House



This 46 acre park is heavily timbered with a deep ravine ending in a fifty foot vertical limestone wall directly above a cave opening.
Discovered in 1848 by the late Lorenzo Dutton.

Location

911 Address Campground Access:
25218 Ironwood Road
West Union, Iowa 52175

911 Address Shelter House Access:
9082 250th Street
West Union, Iowa 52175

Features

  • Limestone Cave - which is closed to public access to prevent the spread of White-Nose Bat Syndrome
  • Walking / Hiking Trail
  • Shelter House
  • Pit Toilets
  • 2 Electrical Hook Up Camping Sites
  • Primitive Camping
  • Water for drinking
  • Bird Watching
  • Spring Wildflower Watching
  • Winter Snow Shoeing 


Operating Hours & Seasons

  • 6:00AM-10:30PM
  • Open year round


Closures

  • Entrance gates are locked during winter months. Limited parking is available