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Construction/Park Lake Levels/Weather Related/Other Closures

Brushy Creek State Recreation Area - Webster County
  • The swimming beach at Brushy Creek will be closed to public access in 2015 for a major beach renovation. The project includes a new road/parking lot, cabanas and a restroom. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Beach Campground will remain open and accessible.
Geode State Park - Henry County
  • CAMPGROUND SHOWER/RESTROOMS AND THE DUMP STATION ARE OPEN: The sewer system and has been fixed and the water is now turned on in the park. However, at this time the Beach Shelter is still closed and will be available for reservations sometime late this summer. The Youth Group Campsite is available for advanced reservations by calling the Park Office at 319 392-4601. (Posted 5/27/2015)
Lake Ahquabi State Park - Warren County
  • Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park has a road closed. The one way loop around the south lake is closed until further notice due to flooding.
Lake Keomah State Park - Mahaska County
  • Lake Keomah State Park will be temporarily closed after the 2014 recreation season to facilitate the reconstruction of the park roadways. The Construction project which is slated to start after Labor Day, will run through the entire portion of the 2015 recreation season. Updated: 6/11/2015 1:28 p.m.
Lake Macbride State Park - Johnson County
  • The Beach closes daily at 6:00PM and this includes the 4th of July.
  • Possible Beach Closures on Weekends and Holidays at Lake Macbride State Park Due to high visitation and limited parking at the beach area, expect a beach closure on weekends and holidays, access to the beach may be closed to park visitors for up to 2 hours. During these times, people in vehicles will be stopped at the park entrance and asked to return to the beach at a later time or asked to visit one of the other beaches in Johnson County such as Sandy Beach, Sugar Bottom, West Overlook or Kent Park. Make weekend and holiday plans accordingly.
Lake of Three Fires State Park - Taylor County
  • (Posted 7/29/15) The trails at Lake of Three Fires are closed due to wet conditions associated with recent rainfall. This alert will be removed or updated when the trails open.
Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area - Linn County
  • A Lake Restoration Project will be taking place at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area. The drawdown of the lake is scheduled to start around August 15, 2015. The lake should back to normal level by late spring of 2016. If you have any questions, please contact the park office at 319 436-7716.
Shimek State Forest - Van Buren County
  • EQUESTRIAN TRAIL CLOSURE: Effective July 20, 2015, the trails have been CLOSED due to wet trail conditions as a result of recent rain. The Wet Weather Trail is also CLOSED. This bulletin will be removed when the trails have re-opened. (updated 7-20-2015)
Springbrook State Park - Guthrie County
  • Springbrook State Park will be CLOSED from Tuesday, September 8, 2015 through Saturday, April 30, 2016 for road/bridge construction. When work begins, access to the campground, shelters, beach, picnic areas, public hunting, and trails will not be allowed. This closure does not restrict access to the Sherburne Cabin or the Springbrook Conservation Education Center facilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the park office at 641-747-3591.
Stephens State Forest - Lucas County
  • EQUESTRIAN TRAIL CLOSURE: Effective June 4, 2015, the equestrian trails are closed due to wet conditions. This notice will be removed when the trails have been re-opened. Questions can be directed to the forest headquarters at 641-774-4559 (updated 7/30/15).
Union Grove State Park - Tama County
  • A Lake Restoration Project will be taking place at Union Grove State Park. The drawdown of the lake will start around June 1, 2015. The lake should be re-filled by late spring of 2016. During the drawdown period, campsite reservations will be on a first come/first serve basis. Please contact the Park Manger, Roger Thompson at 641 473-2556 to make your reservations for the Family Modern Cabin and for the West Shelter.(Posted 2/12/2015)
Wapsipinicon State Park - Jones County
  • Water to facilities is turned on and operational.