State Park Recreation Use Plans

In advance of the 100th anniversary of Iowa's state park system in 2020, the Iowa DNR is developing plans for future recreation opportunities that are compatible with the resources in each state park.  As the plans are developed, they will be posted to this web page where you will be able to review them.  There will be an opportunity in the future to provide comment on the plans.

The Iowa DNR recognizes Iowans place a high value on their parks and outdoor recreation activities.  Regardless of what draws you to state parks, they are an important component of communities, life, and the environment.  This is a wonderful time for parks as Iowa's state park system approaches its centennial; the future of recreation growth in each state park holds many exciting opportunities.

Bellevue State Park

Big Creek State Recreation Area

Brushy Creek State Recreation Area

Dolliver State Park

Lake Ahquabi State Park

Lake Manawa State Park

  • Online Feedback Form and Summary of Draft Recreation Use Plan - Online comments will be accepted through 4/30/2015 Lake Manawa Feedback Form
  • Public Meeting on May 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Western Historic Trail Center located at 3434 Richard Downing Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Ledges State Park

Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area

Maquoketa Caves State Park

Mines of Spain State Recreation Area

Walnut Woods State Park

Wapsipinicon State Park