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Lake Darling State Park, IA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Mar 22 2015   Later Dates

Site, Loop:

002, Lake Darling State Park


Camping Cabins


Pets Allowed
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Check-in: 4:00 pm

Departure date:
Check-out: 11:00 am

Site Details:

  • Site Type: Camping Cabins
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Checkin Time: 4:00 pm
  • Checkout Time: 11:00 am
  • Type of Use: Overnight
  • Max Num of People: 4
  • Pets Allowed: Domestic
  • Min Num of Vehicles: 1
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 1
  • Heating: Heat and A/C
  • Num of Single Beds: 1
  • Microwave: Y
  • Non Smoking: Y
  • Fire Ring: Y
  • Stand-up Grill: Y
  • Looking For Category: Cabin and Lodging
  • Toilet: Y
  • Dining table with chairs: 4 Chairs
  • Dorm Refrigerator: Y
  • Fire Grill/Ring: Fire Grill (Stand up Type),Fire Ring
  • Futons: 1
  • Num of Picnic Tables: 1
  • Number Twin over Twin Bunk: 1
  • Refrigerator: Y
  • Reg Occupancy: 4

Alerts and Important Information


Lake Darling State Park will not be taking reservations due to park renovations. Reservations will be taken as soon as the projects are complete.

KEY INFORMATION: Key will be in lock box at the lodge. The access code will be given to the renter when checking in. Keys should be returned to the lock box at the end of the rental.

DAMAGE DEPOSIT REQUIRED: A $50 damage deposit is required in addition to the rental fee. The deposit must be paid separate from the rental fee. The damage deposit is due upon arrival or a check can be mailed to the park office at least 7-14 days in advance. Checks should be made payable to Iowa DNR. Cash deposits must be returned in person. Checks will be returned by park staff at check-out or returned by mail upon satisfactory inspection of the facility. Mail the check to:
Lake Darling State Park
111 Lake Darling Road
Brighton, Ia 52540

Use and Cleaning Rules:
Renters must provide their own bedding, pillows, towels/washcloths and other toiletry items, cooking utensils, pots and pans, dishes and some cleaning items such as paper towels, dish soap, etc.

Renters are responsible for adhering to general use rules for this facility and cleaning the facility prior to vacating. Some cleaning supplies such as mops, brooms, vacuums, cleaning agents will be provided. A complete list of the general rules and cleaning procedures can be found on the Iowa DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov and entering “Cabin Rentals” in the site search box located right above the “Inside DNR” tab.

Renters are responsible for cleaning up after their pets including pet hair in the facility and excrement outside. Please place fitted sheets over futons to reduce the amount of pet hair on furniture. Pets are not allowed to run at large and should be kept on a leash or confined when outside the cabin/yurt. Please do not leave pets unattended in cabins. Pet owners are financially responsible for any damage caused by pets and any extra cleaning resulting from pets.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen, or become damaged. Renters are financially responsible for any damage to state park property or extra cleaning that may be required.

Cancellations and Changes: For reservation cancellation and change policies, please go to the Iowa DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov and enter “Reservation System” in the site search box located right above the “Inside DNR” tab.

This cabin has a minimum 2-night stay requirement.


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.