Dutton's Cave Park

Looking up the trail toward Dutton
Looking up the trail toward Dutton
Looking out of the Cave opening
Shelter House

Playground at Dutton
Cold Water Creek that runs though Dutton

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.


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

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


  • 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