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Shower Buildings and Dump Station closed on October 15th: Both shower buildings and the dump station will be closed October 15th for the winter in South Lake Campground. The electric sites and frost free water hydrants will remain on year round. Six Pines Campground water hydrants will be turned off October 30, 2014 for the winter.
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 Jun 29 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
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
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