Cerro Gordo County: McIntosh Woods State Park


McIntosh State Woods on the north side of Clear Lake has a beach, playground and a 1.5 mile boardwalk trail.  There's a large parking lot near the beach, however it's mostly for boat trailer parking and has very few car spots.  Restrooms are near the parking lot.

There's a sign on the walk to the beach that recommends footwear due to zebra mussels.

The playground has a separate toddler play structure and a shelter with a picnic table nearby.

In the photo below, you can see that the playground isn't too far from the beach.