Sunday, April 23, 2006
No, I wasn't refering to Maquoketa Caves State Park as underrated in the title, although I suppose it is too. While its an amazing place, there are only 29 campsites in the whole park. Unsurprisingly, they were nearly all taken, so my group of 13 ended up camping at Scott County Park. These are all people I know through WIU, and few of them are from this area. As I was leading the caravan back to the Sac Fox campground, I was trying to imagine what the park would look like to someone seeing it for the first time. I decided its a pretty great park, but I know that its never one of the first things I think of as an asset to the area. Many picnic areas, over 200 campsites, an olympic-sized pool, miles of well-cared-for nature trails, no admission fee. Its another thing that we probably take for granted around here, but isn't something every community has.