Examples of youth group areas

Chaperoned, Organized Youth Groups

A chaperoned, organized youth group is defined as "a group of persons 17 years of age and under which is sponsored by and accompanied by adult representatives of a formal organization including, but not limited to, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, churches, Young Men's and Women's Christian Associations. The nightly fee is $15.

Chaperoned organized youth groups DO NOT include families of members of a formal organization.

We recommend you contact the park office if you have any questions about amenities available at the campsite and any restrictions regarding the number of tents allowed. For park locations and contact information, browse the online listings of our Iowa State Parks.


Make a Reservation - iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com


Maximum capacities vary by site and park:

Backbone - 40 people (all youth sites)
Beed's Lake - 25 people
Bellevue - 30 people
Black Hawk - 30 people
Brushy Creek - 25 people
Dolliver Memorial - 30 people
Elinor Bedell - 10 people
Elk Rock - 30 people
Geode - 40 people
George Wyth - 30 people
Green Valley - 50 people
Honey Creek - 20 people
Lacey-Keosauqua - 100 people
Lake Ahquabi - 120 people
Lake Anita - 25 people
Lake Macbride - 30 people
Lake Manawa - 50 people
Lake of Three Fires - 30 people
Lake Wapello - 40 people
Ledges - 40 people

Lewis and Clark - 50 people (both sites)
Maquoketa Caves 40 people (all sites)
Nine Eagles - 50 people
Palisades-Kepler –  45 people
Pikes Peak - 50 people (both sites)
Pilot Knob - 50 people
Pine Lake – 25  people
Pleasant Creek – 40  people
Prairie Rose - 60 people
Springbrook - - 50 people
Stephens Forest – 60 
Stone - 75 people
Viking Lake - 30 people
Volga River - 30 people
Walnut Woods - 50 people
Wapsipinicon - 20 people
Wildcat Den - 15 people
Wilson Island, Site YA - 50 people
Wilson Island, Site YB – 100 people
Yellow River Forest - 30 people (both sites)