Alerts and Important Information
Pet-Free Cabin: This cabin is designated as a pet-free cabin. No pets are allowed.
KEY INFORMATION: Key will be in lock box at the cabin. Please call the park office at 641/722-3371 at least one week (7 days) prior to your arrival to receive the access code. Return key to lock box when the rental is over.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT REQUIRED: A $60 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 Wapello State Park
15248 Campground Road
Drakesville, IA 52552
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.
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.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in a number of counties throughout Iowa. As a result, the entire state of Iowa is now under state and federal firewood transport quarantines. It is in direct violation of the federal quarantine to transport firewood from a quarantined area into a non-quarantined area. Park visitors are cautioned not to transport firewood across county lines in Iowa or across state lines since the movement of firewood throughout Iowa or to other states poses the greatest threat to quickly spread EAB even further. Do you part to help prevent the spread of EAB and other woodland pests. Please consider buying firewood locally near the park you are visiting and burn it all during your stay. For more information about EAB and the federal firewood transport quarantine, visit: www.iowadnr.gov/firewood
Stay Requirements: This cabin has a week-long stay requirement of Friday to Friday beginning the weekend of the Memorial holiday weekend through the Thursday after the national Labor Day holiday. The cabin is available outside of these dates for a minimum 2-night stay.
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.
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