The beach area will see construction of sidewalks and modifications of the beach shelter sewage system during the fall of 2010. The playground area will be fenced off to allow construction of sidewalks and for additional playground equipment to be installed. The beach area will remain open during this time with the exception of the area in the immediate vicinity of the playground. The beach shelter is available on a first come/first serve basis but restrooms and kitchenette will not open until sewer issues are resolved. (updated 9/14/10)

trail running
30 days ago

Geode State Park is a fun place to hang out for the day or even camp. The hiking trail around the lake is fairly easy with rolling hills. It's fairly quiet and not a lot of activity. As of this writing Lake Geode has been drained for runoff improvements for better water quality. The campground is currently closed. Hiking, biking and trail running are still open to the public although there is a trail detour on the west side of the dam. Great place to go to swim, or paddle too when the lake is full. There are plenty of day use areas and shelters and two boat ramps. No fees.

hiking
5 months ago

I enjoyed this hike. Definitely some hills! Took about 3.5 hours.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike but The lake was drained so if you're looking for a Scenic Lake you better wait a couple years.

on Geode State Park

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Great hike! A lot of shade which was nice on a 90+ degree day. 8 miles.

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Hiked the entire trail, feels more than 7 miles. Part of the trail is under construction, can still be used but its over grown. Great hike with some steep hills. Some picnic area along the way to rest.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Great trail for hiking or running. It has some good hills for a varied workout. A little over 7 miles around the lake. Bring plenty of water. My dog enjoys it t. Right now they are doing a little work adding some sediment ponds, so the trail is a bit tricky in one area.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Awesome 8 mi round that circles a beautiful lake.

trail running
Saturday, August 13, 2016

This is my favorite trail run close to Mount Pleasant. It's 7 miles with enough elevation change to be challenging.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Good hike taking only about 3 1/2 hours. Fitbit recorded this as almost 8 1/2 miles. No, we didn't get lost, we stayed on the trail.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

a nice short walk around the lake. trails are wide and smooth, easy to manage at all times. recommended gear is bug spray and water. the camping leaves much to be desired. it feels more like a parking lot with firepits. there's little privacy and few trees to give the illusion of privacy. the fishing is ok.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

This was my first time to this park. It was gorgeous and the trail was great! Really enjoyed how it follows along the lake. The Fall colors were amazing here! Will definitely go back!

hiking
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lake Geode was one of our favorite places to go with our dog Bailey when we lived in Iowa. It is a diverse trail that goes deep into the woods and also close to the lake. The lake has many great fishing spots and the fishing is quite good. The trail itself takes a few hours to walk if you choose to walk the whole distance around the lake so I advise to take plenty of water and maybe even a snack. There are several places to stop and rest a bit as well with picnic benches and charcoal grills.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Thursday, August 17, 2017

hiking
Friday, February 17, 2017

on Geode State Park

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Thursday, April 09, 2015

hiking
Friday, March 16, 2012