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Brushy Creek State Recreation Area - Webster County
  • As of May 24, 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.
  • RAGBRAI EVENT STOPPING IN FORT DODGE JULY 20, 2015. -- RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) will stop and overnight in Fort Dodge on July 20. The event draws 10,000 bicyclists and spectators. Regular park visitors should be aware that the park could see an increase in visitors due to the event. Traffic getting to the park could also be congested. Campers wishing to camp at Brushy Creek must reserve a campsite or register as a first-come, first-serve camper and pay the appropriate fees. All camping rules and regulations apply including a limit of six people per campsite and one camping unit per campsite or a maximum of two tents per campsite. If you have any questions regarding camping or the park, please call park staff at 515/543-8298. For more information about RAGBRAI, please visit RAGBRAI.com
  • 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, cabanas and a restroom. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Beach Campground will remain open and accessible.
Dolliver Memorial State Park - Webster County
  • RAGBRAI EVENT STOPPING IN FORT DODGE JULY 20, 2015. -- RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) will stop and overnight in Fort Dodge on July 20. The event draws 10,000 bicyclists and spectators. Regular park visitors should be aware that the park could see an increase in visitors due to the event. Traffic getting to the park could also be congested. Campers wishing to camp at Dolliver must reserve a campsite or register as a first-come, first-serve camper and pay the appropriate fees. All camping rules and regulations apply including a limit of six people per campsite and one camping unit per campsite or a maximum of two tents per campsite. If you have any questions regarding camping or the park, please call park staff at 515/359-2539. For more information about RAGBRAI, please visit RAGBRAI.com
Fairport State Recreation Area - Muscatine County
  • RAGBRAI EVENT ENDS IN DAVENPORT JULY 25, 2015. -- RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) will end in Davenport on July 25. The event draws 10,000 bicyclists and spectators. Regular park visitors should be aware that the park could see an increase in visitors due to the event. Traffic getting to the park could also be congested. Campers wishing to camp at the park must reserve a campsite or register as a first-come, first-serve camper and pay the appropriate fees. All camping rules and regulations apply including a limit of six people per campsite and one camping unit per campsite or a maximum of two tents per campsite. If you have any questions regarding camping or the park, please call park staff at 563/263-4837. For more information about RAGBRAI, please visit RAGBRAI.com
Geode State Park - Henry County
  • CAMPGROUND SHOWER/RESTROOMS AND THE DUMP STATION ARE OPEN: The sewer system and has been fixed and the water is now turned on in the park. However, at this time the Beach Shelter is still closed and will be available for reservations sometime late this summer. The Youth Group Campsite is available for advanced reservations by calling the Park Office at 319 392-4601. (Posted 5/27/2015)
George Wyth State Park - Black Hawk County
  • RAGBRAI EVENT STOPPING IN CEDAR FALLS JULY 22, 2015. -- RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) will stop and overnight in Cedar Falls on July 22. The event draws 10,000 bicyclists and spectators. Regular park visitors should be aware that the park could see an increase in visitors due to the event. Traffic getting to the park could also be congested. Campers wishing to camp at George Wyth must reserve a campsite or register as a first-come, first-serve camper and pay the appropriate fees. All camping rules and regulations apply including a limit of six people per campsite and one camping unit per campsite or a maximum of two tents per campsite. If you have any questions regarding camping or the park, please call park staff at 319/232-5505. For more information about RAGBRAI, please visit RAGBRAI.com
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
  • RAGBRAI EVENT STOPPING IN IOWA RIVER LANDING/CORALVILLE JULY 24, 2015. -- RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) will stop and overnight at the Iowa River Landing/Coralville on July 24. The event draws 10,000 bicyclists and spectators. The bicycle event will go right by the south arm of the lake. Regular park visitors should be aware that the park could see an increase in visitors due to the event. Traffic getting to the park could also be congested. Campers wishing to camp at Lake Macbride must reserve a campsite or register as a first-come, first-serve camper and pay the appropriate fees. All camping rules and regulations apply including a limit of six people per campsite and one camping unit per campsite or a maximum of two tents per campsite. If you have any questions regarding camping or the park, please call park staff at 319/624-2200. For more information about RAGBRAI, please visit RAGBRAI.com
  • 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 5/18/15) The trails at Lake of Three Fires are closed due to wet conditions associated with recent rainfall. This alert will be removed or updated when the trails open.
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
  • ROAD CONSTRUCTION: The half-mile park entrance road (County Road X-56) from the T-intersection of the Great River Road to the park entrance will be under construction from 4/27/2015 until approximately 7/31/2015. You may encounter delays. (Posted 4/17/2015)
Pine Lake State Park - Hardin County
  • INSTALLATION OF NEW DUMP STATION: A new RV dump station is being constructed in the camp ground. Work should be completed by July 1, 2015. During this time campers may experience extra noise due to the installation of the dump station. The old dump station will remain in operation while the new one is constructed. Campsites 52, 53, 54, and 69 will be affected by this project and will be closed until July 1, 2015. Thank you! (Updated 5/5/2015)
  • RAGBRAI EVENT STOPPING IN ELDORA JULY 21, 2015. -- RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) will stop and overnight in Eldora on July 21. The event draws 10,000 bicyclists and spectators. Regular park visitors should be aware that the park could be very busy that day with the extra people associated with the bicycle event. Campers wishing to camp at Pine Lake must reserve a campsite or register as a first-come, first-serve camper and pay the appropriate fees. All camping rules and regulations apply including a limit of six people per campsite and one camping unit per campsite or a maximum of two tents per campsite. If you have any questions regarding camping or the park, please call park staff at 641/858-5832. For more information about RAGBRAI, please visit RAGBRAI.com
Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area - Linn County
  • RAGBRAI EVENT STOPPING IN HIAWATHA JULY 23, 2015. -- RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) will stop and overnight in Hiawatha on July 23. The event draws 10,000 bicyclists and spectators. Regular park visitors should be aware that the park could see an increase in visitors due to the event. Traffic getting to the park could also be congested. Campers wishing to camp at Pleasant Creek must reserve a campsite and pay the appropriate fees. All camping rules and regulations apply including a limit of six people per campsite and one camping unit per campsite or a maximum of two tents per campsite. If you have any questions regarding camping or the park, please call park staff at 319/436-7716. For more information about RAGBRAI, please visit RAGBRAI.com
  • 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.
Shimek State Forest - Van Buren County
  • EQUESTRIAN TRAIL CLOSURE: Effective May 26, 2015, the trails have been closed due to wet trail conditions as a result of recent rain. The Wet Weather Trail is also closed. This bulletin will be removed when the trails have re-opened. (updated 5-26-2015)
Stone State Park - Woodbury County
  • RAGBRAI EVENT KICKS OFF IN SIOUX CITY ON JULY 19, 2015. -- RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) will begin in Sioux City on July 19. The event draws 10,000 bicyclists and spectators. Regular park visitors should be aware that the park could be very busy that day with the extra people associated with the bicycle event. Campers wishing to camp at Stone must reserve a campsite or register as a first-come, first-serve camper and pay the appropriate fees. All camping rules and regulations apply including a limit of six people per campsite and one camping unit per campsite or a maximum of two tents per campsite. If you have any questions regarding camping or the park, please call park staff at 712/255-4698. For more information about RAGBRAI, please visit RAGBRAI.com
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.(Posted 2/12/2015)
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
Wapsipinicon State Park - Jones County
  • Water to facilities is turned on and operational.
Wildcat Den State Park - Muscatine County
  • RAGBRAI EVENT ENDS IN DAVENPORT JULY 25, 2015. -- RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) will end in Davenport on July 25. The event draws 10,000 bicyclists and spectators. Regular park visitors should be aware that the park could see an increase in visitors due to the event. Traffic getting to the park could also be congested. Campers wishing to camp at the park must reserve a campsite or register as a first-come, first-serve camper and pay the appropriate fees. All camping rules and regulations apply including a limit of six people per campsite and one camping unit per campsite or a maximum of two tents per campsite. If you have any questions regarding camping or the park, please call park staff at 563/263-4837. For more information about RAGBRAI, please visit RAGBRAI.com
Yellow River State Forest - Allamakee County
  • LOWER SADDLE LOOP EQUESTRIAN TRAIL CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION: (Posted 4-3-15) A 0.7 mile section of trail will take additional time due to the location on a layer of shale bedrock. Thank you for your patience and understanding while forestry staff complete the construction work. For more information on this project, contact the area forester at Yellow River State Forest Headquarters (563)586-2254.

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