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Spring turkey hunting? Stay at a state park cabin

Several Iowa state parks have cabins near some of the state's best wildlife management areas for turkey hunting. As you make your spring plans, consider one of these options for a convenient, comfortable place to stay: 

  • Waubonsie State Park: in southwest Iowa near the Missouri and Nebraska borders, more than 14,000 acres of public hunting areas in Fremont County alone, including the Riverton WMA and Copeland Bend WMA. Waubonsie has eight cabins sleeping from two to ten, featuring full amenities and some with fireplaces.
  • Lacey Keosauqua State Park: in southeast Iowa, borders 3,900 acres of public hunting in the Lake Sugema WMA. Lacey has six nice family cabins sleeping up to four people with full kitchens and fire rings outside.
  • Green Valley State Park: in southwest Iowa, is a short drive to Three-Mile and Twelve-Mile WMAs. Three-Mile also has a shooting range. Green Valley has three studio cabins and provides a chance to also fish in nearby Green Valley Lake.
  • Make a trip of it and pair up an Iowa State Park cabin near outstanding wildlife management areas for turkey hunting | Iowa DNRNine Eagles State Park: in southern Iowa near the Missouri border, Decatur County has more than 7,000 acres of public hunting land, including the 3,600 acre Sand Creek WMA. Nine Eagles has a new, modern cabin that sleeps up to four, featuring a beautiful porch and wooded views.
  • Honey Creek State Park and Honey Creek Resort State Park: located in Appanoose County north of Centerville, these two state parks are near the 15,000-acre Rathbun Lake WMA, one of Iowa's largest. Honey Creek State Park offers four affordable camping cabins, while the nearby resort features 28 cottages, a full-service hotel and restaurant, and much more.

If one of these doesn't meet your needs, Iowa state parks has 19 parks with 90 cabins from which to choose. Enjoy spring turkey hunting in Iowa!

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