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Ambrose A. Call State Park - Kossuth County
  • The water has been shut off for the winter and the Lodge has been winterized. (Posted 10/06/14)
Brushy Creek State Recreation Area - Webster County
  • As of March 25, 2015 trails are temporarily closed for equestrian and bike use due to wet conditions. The all-weather gravel Lake Trail (12 miles)remains open. This bulletin will be removed when trails are re-opened. For trail closure information you may also contact the park office at 515 543-8298.
  • The swimming beach at Brushy Creek will be closed to public access in 2015 for a major beach renovation. The project includes a new road/parking lot and a restroom and concession building. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Beach Campground will remain open and accessible.
  • Restroom and shower buildings will be closed for the season October 15, 2014 Electricity and water hydrants remain on year-round. The North Equine Campground has a permanent pit toilet. The Beach Campground and South Equine Campground will have portable toilets available until mid-November depending on weather. Snow removal is not guaranteed, please call the park office (515) 543 8298 if you are needing a campsite during winter conditions.
Elk Rock State Park - Marion County
  • RESTROOM AND SHOWER BUILDING CLOSURE: As of October 20th 20014 all modern restrooms and shower buildings will be closed for the season with a re opening date of April 20th 2015. Portable toilets will be provided during this time. The campground electricity and water hydrants will remain on year round.
  • RESTROOM AND SHOWER BUILDING CLOSURE: As of October 20th 20014 all modern restrooms and shower buildings will be closed for the season with a re opening date of April 20th 2015. Portable toilets will be provided during this time. The campground electricity and water hydrants will remain on year round.
Geode State Park - Henry County
  • The wastewater system for the campground and beach shelter facilties will be closed and updated with construction in 2014. As a result of this there will be no restroom, shower, or dump station facilities until the project is completed. There will be limited facilties during this time. Water will be available at the campground hydrants for campers, and electrical service at the electrical sites. All campsites will be available on a first come first served basis until project completion in the Spring of 2015. No reservations will be taken for campsites or the beach shelter during this time. (updated 7/1/14)
Lake Keomah State Park - Mahaska County
  • Lake Keomah State Park will be temporarily closed after the 2014 recreation season to facilitate the reconstruction of the park roadways. The Construction project which is slated to start after Labor Day, will run through the entire portion of the 2015 recreation season. Updated: 8/18/2014 3:00 P.M.
Lake Macbride State Park - Johnson County
  • Possible Beach Closures on Weekends and Holidays at Lake Macbride State Park Due to high visitation and limited parking at the beach area, expect a beach closure on weekends and holidays, access to the beach may be closed to park visitors for up to 2 hours. During these times, people in vehicles will be stopped at the park entrance and asked to return to the beach at a later time or asked to visit one of the other beaches in Johnson County such as Sandy Beach, Sugar Bottom, West Overlook or Kent Park. Make weekend and holiday plans accordingly.
Lake of Three Fires State Park - Taylor County
  • (Posted 3/10/15) The trails at Lake of Three Fires are closed due to wet conditions associated with the spring thaw. This alert will be removed or updated when the trails open.
Ledges State Park - Boone County
  • The canyon drive in Ledges State Park is closed to vehicle traffic due to snow & ice accumulation on roadways and in the creek crossings. Park visitors are still welcome to hike into the canyon; but freezing temperatures, snow, and ice cause the water crossings to freeze and make vehicle passage unsafe. If you have any questions regarding this closure, please call the park office at (515) 432-1852 (updated 3/12/2015)
  • Winter Closure: The modern restrooms/showers in the park and campground are closed for the winter season until on or around April 15, 2015. Water is ON to some hydrants in the campground and the RV dump station is open. Rinsing water at the RV dump station is OFF for the winter season. There is a pit vault latrine open year round located just west of the campground entrance and portable toilets in front of each campground shower/restroom building. (Updated 3/12/2015)
Lewis and Clark State Park - Monona County
  • Winter Closure: The modern restroom/shower facility and RV dump station have been closed for the winter. They will re-open mid-April depending on the weather. A pit latrine is available in the campground. Frost free hydrants and electricity will stay on through the winter. (posted 10/14/2014)
Mines of Spain State Recreation Area and E. B. Lyons Interpretive Center - Dubuque County
  • Construction has started on the new property adjacent to the E. B. Lyons Interpretive Center. Construction consists of grading for new parking lots, ADA trail, shop and other amenities. It is advised that park visitors stay out of the construction area. The area consists of about a 40 acre area. Call the park office at 563-556-0620 if you have Questions about the construction.
Nine Eagles State Park - Decatur County
  • The Modern Campground will be closed due to a new shower/restroom facility being installed this spring. This posting will be removed once the new facility is completed and the campground is open. Thank you! (Posted 2/12/2015)
Pikes Peak State Park - Clayton County
  • The water is off and the modern restrooms and shower facilities are closed. There is an outhouse at the south end of the campground. (Posted 10/27/2014)
Pilot Knob State Park - Hancock County
  • The water has been shut off for the winter. The showerbuilding and dump station have been closed and winterized. (Posted 10/06/14)
Pine Lake State Park - Hardin County
  • A portion of the bike trail at Pine Lake State Park will be closed while concrete repairs are made. Work is scheduled to begin mid to late March, and should be completed on or before April 15. During this time the bike trail will be closed from highway 175 to the Iowa River boat ramp. Please call the Park Office at (641) 858-5832 for more information. (Posted 3/10/2015)
  • The Iowa River boat ramp at Pine Lake State Park will be closed while concrete repairs are made. Work is scheduled to begin mid to late March, and should be completed on or before April 15. During this time the boat ramp and adjacent parking/turn-around will be closed. Please call the Park Office at (641) 858-5832 for more information. (Posted 3/10/2015)
  • INSTALLATION OF NEW DUMP STATION: A new dump station is going to be installed this spring and should be completed by May 1, 2015. During this time campers may experience extra noise due to the installation of the dump station. Campsites 52, 53, and 54 will be affected by this project and will be closed until July 1, 2015. Thank you! (Posted 2/19/2015)
Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area - Linn County
  • A Lake Restoration Project will be taking place at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area. The drawdown of the lake is scheduled to start around August 15, 2015. The lake should back to normal level by late spring of 2016. If you have any questions, please contact the park office at 319 436-7716. Thank you!
Shimek State Forest - Van Buren County
  • EQUESTRIAN TRAIL CLOSURE: Effective March 12, 2015, the trails have been closed due to wet trail conditions as a result of spring thawing. The Wet Weather Trail is also closed. This bulletin will be removed when the trails have re-opened. (updated 3-12-2015)
Stephens State Forest - Lucas County
  • EQUESTRIAN TRAIL CLOSURE: Effective March 11, 2015, the equestrian trails are closed due to wet conditions. This notice will be removed when the trails have been re-opened. Questions can be directed to the forest headquarters at 641-774-4559 (updated 3/27/15).
Union Grove State Park - Tama County
  • A Lake Restoration Project will be taking place at Union Grove State Park. The drawdown of the lake will start around June 1, 2015. The lake should be re-filled by late spring of 2016. During the drawdown period, campsite reservations will be on a first come/first serve basis. Please contact the Park Manger, Roger Thompson at 641 473-2556 to make your reservations for the Family Modern Cabin and for the West Shelter. Thank you! (Posted 2/12/2015)
Volga River State Recreation Area - Fayette County
  • Equestrian Trail Closure: Effective March 9,2015 the equestrian trails have been closed due to wet conditions. This bulletin will be removed when the trails have been re-opened
  • WATER TURNED OFF TO CAMPGROUNDS:Effective October 16, 2014, water for the campgrounds will be turned of for the winter. Water will be turned back on for the camping season around Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Walnut Woods State Park - Polk County
  • The Walnut Woods lodge will be closed from January 1, 2015 thru May 31, 2015 due to new road construction. Please revisit this web page for future updates. (Posted October 07, 2014)
  • The Campground at Walnut Woods State Park was reopened after new road construction on October 06, 2014. Access to the campground is from the East park entrance; The West park entrance is closed for ongoing new road construction. Access for lodge reservations and other day use activities will remain available using the East entrance to the park. The lodge will be closed from January 1, 2015 thru May 31, 2015 due to the road construction. Please revisit this web page for future updates. Updated 10/06/14

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