Alerts and Important Information
Pet Policy: Campers are not allowed to leave pets unattended in the campground. Pets are not allowed to run at large. All animals shall be kept on a leash not to exceed 6 feet in length. Pets must be kept quiet.
Water and Shower/Restroom Availability: Park staff generally try to have the water on and shower buildings open by mid April. Park staff generally start closing down shower buildings and turning off the water around the end of October depending upon the weather. A pit latrine, frost-free hydrants and dump station are available for off-season camping. If you are interested in camping in early April or later in October, there is no guarantee modern facilities will be available.
The park was flooded in 2011 which caused the park to close. Work will begin in 2013 to rebuild the park. It is unknown at this time when shelters and a campground will be available for use.
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
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation fee of $5 for online cancellations or $7 for call center cancellations applies for all cancellations. Cancellations the day before arrival will result in a forfeiture of one night's camping fee plus the cancellation fee. Cancellations on the arrival date will result in a forfeiture of two night's camping plus the cancellation fee.
A $5 change fee applies. The last day to change a reservation is 4 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