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
Equestrian trails may be closed for a period of time when rainfall or other natural events have created conditions that will cause the trail to degrade if further use is allowed. Equestrian trail closures will be posted on the Iowa DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov Enter "closure information" in the site search box located right above the "Inside DNR " tab. (http://www.iowadnr.gov/Destinations/StateParksRecAreas/ClosureInformation.aspx) For current trail status information, campers should check the DNR website when making a “last minute” reservation or before leaving for the park for their camping stay.
Equestrian Trail Closure Policy for Campers with Reservations ONLY:
If staff close the equestrian trails the day before your arrival date or on the day of your arrival, you can cancel your reservation per the standard cancellation policy or you may change your reservation per the change policy and pay a change fee. This exception to the change policy only applies to those reservations identified in this paragraph. The standard cancellation and change policies apply for all other reservations.
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.
Campers without horses are allowed to camp in equestrian campgrounds. They must pay the equestrian fee in addition to the camping fee just like a camper who has horses.