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Green Valley State Park
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.
Green Valley State Park

1480 130th Street
Creston, IA 50801
ph. 641-782-5131
fax 641-782-8330

Green_Valley@dnr.iowa.gov


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2014 Green Valley Deer Management Hunt

Facilities and Activities

Picnicking/Shelters
Green Valley is a popular family picnic spot. Its open shelters may be reserved online through the park reservation system.

Green Valley two people fishingCabins
The rustic pine log camper cabins offer visitors a sense of pioneer lifestyle. The cabins have electricity, a covered porch and basic furnishings. Visitors must provide their own bedding, towels, cooking utensils and other camping items. Cabins are located near the campgrounds so cabin users will have use of the shower and toilet facilities. The cabins can be reserved online through the park reservation system.

Camping
There are 100 campsites (83 electrical sites with 18 of those as full hook-up sites), modern restrooms and showers, and a trailer dump station. Half of the campsites are first come/first serve and half can be reserved through the park reservation system. A playground is located near the campground.

Trails
A self-guided nature trail and multi-purpose trails, many bordering the lake, provide visitors excellent opportunities to investigate the 1,060-acre park and enjoy its wildlife and plants.

Lake Activities (boating, fishing)
The swimming beach is a great place to cool off on a hot summer day for both kids and grown-ups. Green Valley has long been a popular "fishing hole" for both bank and boat anglers. A number of fishing jetties are available.

Two fishing piers on both the north and south shorelines are accessible to persons with varying abilities.

In-board motors are not allowed on Green Valley Lake, this includes jet skis and jet boats.

Green Valley Lake is used for all types of boating; water skiing is allowed in a designated area. For safety reasons, there are special regulations governing water skiing. All other boats must keep out of the general traffic pattern of boats pulling skiers and must not operate at speeds greater than five miles per hour when within 50 feet of another craft or person. All water skiers, including those using surfboard-type devices, must wear U.S. Coast Guard approved life-saving jackets. No boat is allowed to be operated within 100 feet of shore at speeds greater than five miles per hour. Boats must also maintain a "no wake" speed when outside the ski zone. Four boat ramps on Green Valley Lake provide convenient lake access.

Green Valley's 390-acre lake draws hundreds of visitors on hot summer days. Not only does it offer excellent fishing, boating and swimming, it is also the focal point for a great variety of other outdoor recreation pursuits.

Nearby Towns
Creston is two and one-half miles southeast on Green Valley Road. Afton, Orient and Greenfield are also close by.



Amenities

Within park
Beach, Bicycling, Bird Watching, Boat Launch Ramp, Boating, Cabins, Camping - Electric, Camping - Full Hook-up, Camping - Nonelectric, Camping - Youth Group, Canoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Dock, Boat, Dock, Fishing, Dump Station, Firewood Sales, Fishing, Hiking, Jogging/Running, Kayaking, Modern Campground, Mountain Biking, Paddle Boating, Park Lake, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Restrooms, Retail, Drinks, Sail Boating, Showers, Snowmobiling, Swimming - Beach, Trails, Bicycle, Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Trails, Hiking, Trails, Mountain Bike, Trails, Snowmobile, Walking, Water Hydrants , Water Skiing, Wildflower Viewing, Wildlife Viewing

More than a mile
ATM/Cash Machine, Church, Fuel, Vehicles, Grocery Store, Medical Clinic, Retail, Bait & Tackle, Retail, Ice, Retail, Snacks, Shopping, Swimming - Pool



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