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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)
Backbone State Park - Delaware County
  • On December 6 and 7, 2014 Backbone State Park will conduct a Special Doe Only Reduction Deer Hunt. During this time the entire park will be closed for all use with the exception of the park hunters and cabin reservations. The park closure includes trout streams, campgrounds, hiking trails and all picnic areas. You will need to contact the Concessionaire, Kelly Peterman at 563 933-2273 to reserve a cabin from December 5, 6, and 7. For more information or questions please call the park office at 563-924-2000. Thank You.
Brushy Creek State Recreation Area - Webster County
  • 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.
  • The beach at Brushy Creek will be closed to public access in 2014 for a major beach renovation. The project includes major excavation, new roads and parking lots. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Beach Campground will remain open and accessible.
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)
Green Valley State Park - Union County
  • The entire park, including the campground and cabins will be closed to the public for the Green Valley Park Deer Hunt on Saturday, November 15th and Sunday, November 16th. For safety reasons only registered deer hunters will be allowed in the park those two days. The park will reopen to the public on Monday, November 17. 2014.
Lake Ahquabi State Park - Warren County
  • The entire park will be closed from October 24th through October 27th for a mentored deer hunt that will be taking place in the park. If you have any questions, please contact the park office at 515 961-7101. Thank you.
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.
Ledges State Park - Boone County
  • 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 the hydrants in the campground and the RV dump station is open. Rinsing water at the RV dump station from the nearby hydrant will remain ON until low temperatures dip below the freezing point. There are portable toilets located in front of each campground shower building and in the Ledges canyon area. (Updated 10/17/2014)
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)
Maquoketa Caves State Park - Jackson County
  • The caves will be open April 15. Visitor’s to Maquoketa Caves State Park will once again have the opportunity to explore the remarkable cave features of the park. There is a short program that will help to prevent the spread of White Nose Syndrome by humans. Attendance at the program is required for those who plan to enter the caves. The caves will be closed October 15 for the hibernation period. For additional information contact the park office at 563-652-5833 (posted 3/24/2014)
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.
Pikes Peak State Park - Clayton County
  • We will be turning the water off and winterizing the restroom and shower facilities on Monday, October 27th, 2014. The pit latrine at the south end of the campground is open year-round. (Posted 10/17/2014)
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)
Stone State Park - Woodbury County
  • Modern restrooms & showers closed for the season, however water, electric, and primitive latrines still available.
Viking Lake State Park - Montgomery County
  • An annual deer hunt will be taking place in the park on November 15th and 16th, 2014. The park will be closed at 4:00pm on Friday, November 14th and will reopen at 7:00pm on Sunday, November 16th. If you have any questions please contact the park staff at 712 829-2235.
Volga River State Recreation Area - Fayette County
  • Trails are open as of 10/20/2014
  • 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.
  • The boat ramp parking lot is closed due to resurfacing till November 15/2014. The public can still walk in to fish the lake but the boat ramp to launch a boat is closed.
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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