Certain areas within Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Ontario, and Quebec (Canada) are currently under a federal firewood transport quarantine established by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prevent the spread of emerald ash borer (EAB). It is felt that EAB may be resident in the wood and could be spread through firewood transport to un-infested areas. It is in direct violation of the USDA APHIS quarantine for you to bring firewood from a quarantined state or county into Iowa and to transport firewood from quarantined counties within Iowa outside of the quarantine area. Please do not bring firewood from your state into Iowa. For more information about EAB and the federal quarantine areas, please visit: www.iowadnr.gov/firewood
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 "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.