A Guide to Travelling Outdoors in Iowa

I love outdoor holidays and I’m sure you do as well. While there are plenty of people out there who enjoy paying for package holidays in Europe or travelling to different theme parks over a number of weeks, I know that I prefer the outdoors. For me, you can’t get much better than going away camping with your friends and family, having a laugh around a campfire or fishing at a big lake. This kind of thing is very achievable in a lot of places and these include Iowa. There are a lot of different things to do in this state and it’s proven to be a popular destination for travellers for a number of years. If you’re thinking about travelling there, however, there are a few things you need to know. Here is my guide to travelling outdoors in Iowa. 

Now, there are a few things you need to consider no matter where you’re travelling. First of all, you need to make sure you’re aware of any laws or rules regarding the kinds of activities you want to participate in. For example, if you want to fish in certain areas you may require a permit. Laws can be pretty strict over this kind of thing, particularly if you end up fishing in an area where it is prohibited. The same goes for hunting; you might think you’ve found a good area to hunt but you might need a permit to do it. There’s no point risking getting caught as it could ruin your whole trip, so make sure you figure out what kind of documents you need to get sent off before your trip. To check out some Iowa Hunting & Fishing License information, follow our handy link. 

Another big thing for this kind of trip is safety.It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling alone or with a group of other people (your family, perhaps) – you need to ensure everyone is safe at all times. This is in regards to a number of things, including wildlife. There are a large variety of wild animals which live in Iowa and some could be potentially dangerous, so you need to make sure you stay safe when moving throughout their habitats. Making sure that you have all of your accommodation sorted is vital too; if you don’t have anywhere to stay at night, you could be in big trouble. Even if you are travelling in a tent, make sure it’s warm enough as the weather has sympathy for noone.

Personally, I would also strive to make sure you have a good plan in place as to what your trip will entail. This might seem boring but there’s not much worse than getting to the end of your trip and realising you’ve missed out a few activities you really wanted to take part in. If you sit down before you visit Iowa and set out a schedule, you’ll make sure this isn’t the case. Decide what you want to do each day and try to squeeze in as many of your hobbies as possible. 

About the Author

I'm Rodney Heaton and I love hunting in the wild. In the past, I was in the military for over 5 years. After that I became a licensed hunter and a mountain guide.