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Photo: Brick Shelter, Bellevue Shelters

Bellevue State Park, IA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Jun 30 2015   Later Dates

Site, Loop:

Brick Shelter, Bellevue Shelters



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Check-in: 8:00 am

Departure date:
Check-out: 10:30 pm

Site Details:

  • Site Type: Shelters
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Checkin Time: 8:00 am
  • Checkout Time: 10:30 pm
  • Type of Use: Day
  • Min Num of People: 2
  • Max Num of People: 100
  • Square Footage: 1560
  • Electricity Available: Y
  • Fireplace: Y
  • Looking For Category: Day Use,Group Site
  • Num of Tables: 16
  • Enclosure: open on 3 sides
  • Number of Grills: 1
  • Water Source Hydrant/Other: Hydrant

Alerts and Important Information


There are a number of rules and restrictions pertaining to use of this facility including decorations and clean up. All renters should read all of the rules/restrictions for this facility on the Iowa DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov and enter "Shelter Rentals" in the site search box located right above the "Inside DNR" tab. Renters are expected to abide by all facility use rules and cleaning procedures for the facility. Failure to review these items could result in cancellation of your reservation and forfeiture of reservation transaction fees.

If you are having an event that requires a special event permit in addition to a shelter reservation, please contact the park office to discuss the details of the event. You will also need to go online to the Department's website to complete a special event application form. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the shelter reservation and forfeiture of reservation transaction fees.

The shelter must be cleaned prior to vacating for the evening. Please plan to have your function over by 10:00 p.m. or earlier if necessary in order to clean and leave before the park closes.

Only beer with an alcohol content of 5% or less by weight and wine with an alcohol content of 17% or less by weight may be consumed in state parks and recreation areas. Drinking of these beverages is not permitted on roads or in parking areas. Hard liquor and wine with an alcohol content of more than 17% by weight or other alcoholic liquors are not to be consumed in state parks and recreation areas. Keg beer is allowed through a keg beer permit only. Renter must obtain permit from park staff at least 30 days prior to the rental. A damage deposit in the minimum amount of $100 per 100 or fewer persons will be required. Contact park staff regarding payment arrangements.

Most parks have a carry-in, carry-out trash policy. Please place all trash in containers, if provided. If no containers are available, please haul trash away with you when you leave.



Cancellation Policy: Cancellation fee of $5 for online cancellations or $7 for call center cancellations applies for all cancellations. Cancellations which occur 15-29 days prior to arrival will result in a forfeiture of one night's/day's rental fee and tax plus the cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 15 days prior to the arrival date will result in a forfeiture of two night's/day's rental fee and tax plus the cancellation fee. If the cancel fee plus the forfeiture amount exceeds the total amount of fees originally paid, DNR will not collect any additional money.

Change Policy: A $5 change fee applies. The last day to change a reservation is 15 days prior to arrival if paying by credit/debit card and 21 days prior to arrival if paying by check.

Reservation Website: iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com
Reservation Call Center: 1-877-427-2757


A : Available for online reservation (click to book arrival date)
L : Accepting Lottery Application (click to apply for the lottery)
C : Available for Call Center reservation
W : Available for Walk-up visitors (at facility, first-come-first-served)
R : Reserved
X : Not Available
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.