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Campground water hydrants on and Dump Station open.: South Lake and Six Pines campgrounds frost free water hydrants are turned on and the Dump Station will be open May 16th. Newer shower building will open May 1st and the older shower building will open by May 15th. All modern restrooms will be open by May 1st.
Last Minute Cabin Rentals: If you are unable to reserve a cabin online because the reservation window has closed, you must call the Backbone Concessionaire at 563-933-2273 regarding cabin availability. All last minute cabin rentals are handled by park concessionaire and should be done prior to arriving at the park.

Backbone State Park, IA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Jul 27 2015   Later Dates

Booking Window


Day-use Lodge

Mon May 04 2015 - Wed Apr 27 2016

Reservations must be made 7 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.


Family Cabins Deluxe

Mon May 04 2015 - Wed Apr 27 2016

Reservations must be made 7 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.


Family Cabins Modern

Mon May 04 2015 - Wed Apr 27 2016

Reservations must be made 7 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.


Shelters

Mon May 04 2015 - Wed Apr 27 2016

Reservations must be made 7 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.


Standard Electric

Wed Apr 29 2015 - Mon Jul 27 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 3 Month(s) in advance.


Standard Full Hook-Up

Wed Apr 29 2015 - Mon Jul 27 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 3 Month(s) in advance.


Standard Non-Electric

Wed Apr 29 2015 - Mon Jul 27 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 3 Month(s) in advance.


Tent Only

Wed Apr 29 2015 - Mon Jul 27 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 3 Month(s) in advance.


Youth Group Only

Wed Apr 29 2015 - Mon Jul 27 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 3 Month(s) in advance.



Booking Rules

Camping - 3 months up to 2 days prior to arrival Cabins/Lodges/Shelters - 12 months up to 4 days prior to arrival during peak season. 12 months up to 7 days prior to arrival during off-season.