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State parks peak season winding down

State parks peak season winding down

  • 9/27/2016 1:23:00 PM
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Another busy year in Iowa’s state parks will be coming to an end and soon staff will be preparing for the first freezing temperatures of the fall.
Temporary Trail Closure at Big Creek State Park

Temporary Trail Closure at Big Creek State Park

  • 6/21/2016 10:35:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Neal Smith Trail will be closed temporarily near mile marker 24 for repairs beginning Wednesday, June 22. The section of the trail is located near the Gannet Shelter and east boat ramp in Big Creek State Park. Repairs are expected to be completed June 24, weather permitting.
Beach Closing at Pleasant Creek State Rec Area

Beach Closing at Pleasant Creek State Rec Area

  • 5/18/2016 3:00:00 PM
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PALO -- The beach at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area is officially closing today until shoreline restoration is completed and the lake refills.
Olofson Shooting Range to Close Dec 20 for Construction

Olofson Shooting Range to Close Dec 20 for Construction

  • 12/1/2015 7:04:00 AM
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POLK CITY - The Charles “Butch” Olofson shooting range at Big Creek State Park in Polk County will close on December 20 to allow contractors to remove the old structures and install a new registration and classroom facility, add new baffles, and conduct lead reclamation and berm maintenance.