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Hunters, are you looking for a basecamp for your upcoming deer hunt or weekend pheasant hunt?
Iowa state parks have 45 year-round cabins available to rent, with two-day minimum stays, starting as low as $35 per day. Visitors will need to bring bedding, towels and some cooking utensils. Some cabins are handicapped-accessible and pet friendly. Cabins can sleep between 2 and 12 people, depending on the type of cabin.
Here is a list of parks with cabin openings Dec 8-18, 2016:
Backbone State Park
Strawberry Point, Delaware County, northeast Iowa
$50 to $100 per night | Reserve now
Black Hawk State Park
Lake View, Sac County, northwest Iowa
$100 per night | Reserve now
Honey Creek State Park
Moravia, Appanoose County, southeast Iowa
$35 per night | Reserve now
Lake Darling State Park
Brighton, Washington County, southeast Iowa
$85 per night | Reserve now
Lake of Three Fires State Park
Bedford, Taylor County, southwest Iowa
$50 per night | Reserve now
Lake Wapello State Park
Drakesville, Davis County, southeast Iowa
$60 to $85 per night | Reserve now
Pine Lake State Park
Eldora, Hardin County, central Iowa
$65 to $75 per night | Reserve now
Union Grove State Park
Gladbrook, Tama County, central Iowa
$75 per night | Reserve now
Waubonsie State Park
Sidney, Fremont County, southwest Iowa
$35 to $50 per night | Reserve now
The following parks have at least one cabin open this weekend (Dec. 2-3, 2016), however reservations will need to be made directly through the park offices, as the online reservation window has closed. Be sure to mention how you heard about the cabin opening.
Backbone State Park (call concessionaire directly); 563-933-2273
Honey Creek State Park; 641-724-3739
Lake Darling State Park; 319-694-2323
Pine Lake State Park; 641-858-5832
Union Grove State Park; 641-473-2556
Waubonsie State Park; 712-382-2786
Reminder: State parks are wildlife refuges. Hunting and trapping are prohibited. Please review all public hunting area boundaries before you go.