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Campground water hydrants on and Dump Station open.: South Lake and Six Pines campgrounds frost free water hydrants are turned on and the Dump Station will be open May 16th. Newer shower building will open May 1st and the older shower building will open by May 15th. All modern restrooms will be open by May 1st.
Last Minute Cabin Rentals: If you are unable to reserve a cabin online because the reservation window has closed, you must call the Backbone Concessionaire at 563-933-2273 regarding cabin availability. All last minute cabin rentals are handled by park concessionaire and should be done prior to arriving at the park.

Backbone State Park, IA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Jul 27 2015   Later Dates

Season Dates

Beach Lodge: May 1 - October 15

Cabins A-D and 9-12: Open Year-Round

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Off Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Off Peak Thu Oct 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Walk In Sun Nov 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Walk In Fri Jan 01 2016 Thu Mar 31 2016
Off Peak Fri Apr 01 2016 Sat Apr 30 2016