Creek Splashing at Thomas Mitchell Park - Mitchellville, Iowa


Thomas Mitchell Park, just east of Altoona, is ideal for creek walking.  There are a few places you can enter Camp Creek, but our favorite area is near the campground.  Look for the red bridge and head left until you reach an area with stone steps that lead down to the creek.

I recommend wearing water shoes, Keens work great for both my kids and I.  I also recommend wearing bug spray if you're walking the creek because there are some overgrown areas. 

There are restrooms in the campground shower house and an area to change out of wet clothes or swimsuits.  The park also has a hiking trail and playground.