Facilities and Activities
Lake Macbride State Park is a great place for a family picnic or get-together. Four open picnic shelters are available and may be reserved online through the park reservation system. One day-use lodge is also available and great for family reunions. The main lodge may also be reserved online through the park reservation system.
Lake Macbride State Park has two campgrounds. The modern campground in the northern unit of the park includes electrical hookups and full hook ups, a shower and restroom, and a trailer dump station.
The non-modern campground in the southern park unit also has several campsites and a non-flush restroom. This campground is located in a beautiful shaded setting near the lake. Both campgrounds have a playground nearby. Advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. One fourth of the campsites are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Multi-use trails wind for miles around the lake. All park trails offer opportunities for the sights and sounds of Iowa at its best. Bird watchers will thrill to the sight of nearly every songbird native to the region. During the spring and fall, shorebirds, waterfowl and ospreys are frequent visitors. During winter months, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are popular.
Lake Macbride offers a five-mile scenic multi-use trail located along the lake from Solon to near the entrance to the park. This trail is very popular with bicyclists.
Volkssport Trails & Events. Six permanent Volkssport trails have been established for seasonal use within state parks and recreation areas.