Maquoketa is a hidden small City in Northeastern Iowa sitting at the steps of the famous Maquoketa Caves State Park. Here you’ll find our wonderful City of 6,128 to be welcoming, charming, and full of recreation opportunities. Whether you are a resident, visitor, or prospective resident, we’re happy to have you visit our site.

Maquoketa benefits from the area’s recreational opportunities including the already mentioned Maquoketa Caves State Park, Prairie Creek Recreation Area, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa River, and many of the driftless area geological features surrounding the Mississippi River in Northeast Iowa. The City is also the County Seat of Jackson County and benefits from being the main business hub in between Dubuque and the Quad Cities…both just a 30 minute drive.

Maquoketa Caves State Park

The City of Maquoketa’s name derives from Native American translation meaning “there are bears.” While there are no lurking Black or Brown Bears, the City retains its one of a kind name and remains the only Maquoketa in the world.

Please feel free to continue exploring our site and contact City Hall staff at 563-652-2484 for any questions.

Have a blessed day!