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If you are unfamiliar with a park and associated shelters (including shelter names), it is recommended that you review the shelter amenity information found on the reservation system.
Shelter General Use Rules
Keg Procedures for Shelters
Reservations can be made online at http://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com or by calling the call center at 1-877-427-2757 during the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (CST) Monday through Friday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (CST) Saturday and Sunday. The call center is closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
General Reservation Information:
Customer will be allowed to change a reservation once the reservation has been paid in full. A $5 change fee will apply to each reservation item (cabin, lodge, shelters) that is changed. The last day to change an existing reservation (dates, park, etc.) is 15 days prior to the original reservation date. All reservation changes must be handled through the reservation call center.
Customers may cancel a reservation for any reason up to the actual arrival date. A cancellation fee, $5.00 online and $7.00 through the call center, applies and will be deducted from the rental fees to be refunded. Additional penalty fees may apply.
Parks with Shelters available for rent. The reservation fee is $25 plus tax per day.
The handicapped (wheelchair) symbol sign on an open shelter indicates the shelter is usable by persons in wheelchairs. The use of such marked shelters is not limited to persons displaying the symbol on their vehicle. Open picnic areas (no shelter) marked with the wheelchair symbol are also denoted as accessible by wheelchair users; however, the use of these picnic tables and adjacent facilities is limited to groups containing persons qualifying for and displaying a handicapped identification device on their vehicle.
Beach House Open Shelters
Beach House Open Shelters may be reserved for group use. The reservation fee is $40 per day plus applicable tax.
Open Shelters with Kitchenette
Damage Deposit Policy For Open Shelters with Kitchenettes: