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4.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.5
2 Reviews

Donnellson to Keosauqua (Rt 2 & Rt 1)

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By crash82 (5 McR Points) on Mar 30, 2012

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Brian Hagmeier
July 11, 2014
I've ridden this route many times over the years…
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HDIowa
June 23, 2013
Good ride. While in Keosauqua check out Lake…
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Written Directions

Start the route in Donnellson, IA by taking Route 2 west. In Farmington stay on Route 2 by taking a left at the stop sign and cross over the river and you will come to a "Y" in the road and vear to the right staying on Route 2. Go 12 more miles and you'll come to Route 1. Take a right on to Route 1 and take this north and soon you will come to the left hand turn into Lacey-Keosaqua State Park. Take that left if you want to visit the state park, if not stay on Route 1 into the route's end point of Keosauqua, IA.

Scenery

Nice curvey road with rolling hills, lined with farms and goes through Shimek Forest, through Indian Lake Park/White Timber Area and ends up in near Lacey-Keosauqua State Park.

Drive Enjoyment

Nice curvey road with rolling hills. Not the newest pavement but no potholes.

Tourism Opportunities

Shimek Forest Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Bridge Cafe - Farmington If your looking for a great restaurant, I recommend eating at the "Bonapart Retreat" in Bonapart, IA. You can get there by backtracking a bit from Keosauqua. Head south out of Keosauqua, and just a mile after you cross the river, take a left on to County Road J40. Take that east as it takes you back over the river and past Benonsport River-Side County Park and then it will drop you on to 1st Street in Bonapart where you'll find the "Bonaparte Retreat" at 713 1st Street. Enjoy.

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Brian Hagmeier
July 11, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I've ridden this route many times over the years and it's still one of my favorite rides.
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HDIowa
June 23, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Good ride. While in Keosauqua check out Lake Sugema and Lacy-Keosauqua State Park. Also Keosauqua is the home of the "End of Summer Rally" in September.
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