Dog-Friendly Cabin: Only dogs and assistive animals are allowed in this cabin. A limit of no more than 2 dogs applies to this cabin.
KEY INFORMATION: Keys are to be picked up at the park office from park staff or in the brochure box next to the office door. Keys should be returned in the brochure box next to the office door if staff is unavailable for check out.
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:
Palisades-Kepler State Park
700 Kepler Drive
Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
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.