State Park Alerts - Closures and Important Information
Ambrose A. Call State Park - Kossuth County
  • The water has been turned off for the season. Pit toilets are still available for use. Electricity will remain on through the winter.
Bellevue State Park - Jackson County
  • Bellevue State Park modern restroom facilities, hydrants and dumpstation are closed for the season. Pit-latrines are avaiable in the campground. Camping is still avaiable in the campground. Re-opening of the modern restroom, hydrants and dumpstation are around mid April.
Big Creek State Park - Polk County
  • Flush facilities will be closed on October 15, 2017 and will remain closed until approximately May 1st, 2018. Facilities with out water will remain open, this includes (pit latrines, shelters, boat ramps, and playground)
Brushy Creek State Recreation Area - Webster County
  • Restroom and shower facilities will be closed for the season on October 15, 2017. Water hydrants and electricity remain on throughout the year for off-season camping. Pit vault toilets are available in all 3 campgrounds, 4 boat ramps, and at the North and South day use areas. During the winter season please call ahead (515) 543 8298 to ensure access to a campsite. Weather permitting, facilities generally reopen around April 15th.
Elk Rock State Park - Marion County
  • As of Monday October 16th 2017 all modern restrooms and shower buildings will be closed for the season. The campsite electricity and water hydrants will remain on year round. The buildings will be reopened in April 16th 2018. (Posted 9/17/17)
Fairport State Recreation Area - Muscatine County
  • The modern restroom/shower building and RV dump station at Fairport Recreation Area are CLOSED for the season. These facilities will re-open around May 1st 2018. If you have any questions, please call the park office at 563-263-4337. (POSTED 10/23/2017)
Geode State Park - Henry County
  • The hiking Trail between Shelter #4 and Shelter #1 on the west side of the lake is now open again for normal use. Please note that the route has changed slightly near the middle of that trail section. There is signage showing the new route.
  • The hiking trail on the west side of the lake between shelter #4 and Shelter #1 is now open for normal use again. Please note that the trail route has changed slightly near the middle of that trail section where a pond has been installed. There is signage posted showing the new route.
  • Lake Geode is currently drained for renovation and there is no fishing activity availble at this time.The lake has been recently drained and is very muddy. Please use caution when walking on the lakeshore or on the lake bottom as it is easy to get stuck.
  • Campground Renovation: The campground will be closed from April 1, 2018 through May 23, 2019. (Updated 8/3/17)
George Wyth State Park - Black Hawk County
  • Restrooms/showers have been closed for the season. There are 2 frost free hydrants where you can get water but you can't stay hooked up to them. You can dump at the dump station but the water is off. There is a port o pottie until Dec. 1, 2017.
Green Valley State Park - Union County
  • Green Valley State Park modern restroom/shower buildings will be closed as of 10/16/17 and will reopen near 4/15/18. Water hydrants have been shut off on the west side of the campground as a leak has been detected. Hydrants will remain on at the full hook-up sites and the east and south sides of the campground until the weather becomes too cold or a leak has been detected and is unable to be found. Electricity will still be available throughout the campground. A pit latrine will remain open at the North end of the campground. (Posted 10/05/2017)(Updated 10/26/2017)
Honey Creek State Park - Appanoose County
  • SOUTH SHOWER BUILDING CLOSURE: The south shower building is now open but the showers are still being remodeled. This means that the toilets and sinks are in use and the showers are not. The shower building remodel project will not be completed until further notice. This bulletin will be removed once the shower building has been completed. If you have a reservation before the shower building is completed you may use the north shower building during this time to shower. (Updated June 29, 2017)
Lacey Keosauqua State Park - Van Buren County
  • The shower building has been closed for the season. The campground is still open for camping with electricity on and water available from hydrants only. Restroom facilities available in campground pit latrine or heated modern restroom available down the road a short distance at the park office. POSTED 11/01/2017
  • Campground Renovation: The campground will be closed from April 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018. (Posted 8/3/17)
Lake Ahquabi State Park - Warren County
  • Shower buildings, lodge, and beach restroom are closed for the season. Pit vault latrines remain open. Hydrants and dump stations in the campground will remain on. Electricity in the campground will remain on.
Lake Anita State Park - Cass County
  • Winter Closure: All modern restrooms and showers have been shut down for the season at Lake Anita State Park. Electricity, frost free hydrants, and sewer drains are still on and available in the campground. Pit latrines are available at the boat ramps, picnic area, and dam.
Lake Darling State Park - Washington County
  • As of November 1st, 2017, the campground shower buildings have been shut down for the season. There are pit latrines located near the entrance of the campground and up near the camping cabins. The frost free hydrants, electricity, and dump station will still be available for use. (Posted 11/1/17)
Lake Macbride State Park - Johnson County
  • Alcohol is prohibited inside the fenced in designated beach area. Alcohol may not be possessed or consumed within the fenced designated beach area. (June 28, 2017)
Lake of Three Fires State Park - Taylor County
  • Facilities: The modern restrooms/showers at Lake of Three Fires State Park are closed as of October 23rd, 2017 for the winter. The RV dump station is open with no running water. Water hydrants and electric campsites will remain ON in the campground year round.(Posted 10-23-17)
Ledges State Park - Boone County
  • Campground Renovation: The campground will be closed starting Monday, December 18, 2017 for a renovation project. (POSTED December 15, 2017)
  • The Canyon Drive is currently closed to vehicle traffic due to a roadway failure, making vehicle passage unsafe. Visitors are welcome to hike into the Canyon at this time though. Parking is located both at the top (east) of Canyon Drive and the bottom (west) of Canyon Drive to access the area on foot from either direction. All other roads, parking lots, picnic areas, trails, the campground, and both open shelters remain open and accessible by vehicle. For detailed information on the Canyon Drive repair project, included expected timelines, please contact the park office at 515-432-1852 or Ledges@dnr.iowa.gov (updated 12/11/2017)
  • Facilities: The modern restrooms/showers in Ledges State Park are closed for the winter season. Electricity to the campsites remains ON, water will remain ON to the hydrants in the campground, the RV dump station will remain open until temperatures drop below freezing. A pit vault latrine will remain open throughout the winter, located just west of the campground entrance. (Updated 12/1/2017)
Lewis and Clark State Park - Monona County
  • Beach Closure: Due to construction the beach will be closed from January 1 - May 31, 2018. (Posted October 17, 2017)
Maquoketa Caves State Park - Jackson County
  • Campground Renovation: The campground will be closed from April 1, 2018 through August 30, 2018. (POSTED August 3, 2017)
Marble Beach State Recreation Area - Dickinson County
  • Campground Renovation: The campground will be closed from April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. (UPDATED September 5, 2017)
McIntosh Woods State Park - Cerro Gordo County
  • Water facilities are now OFF for the season. There is a year round water hydrant at yurt cabin area that campers can use to fill their rv tanks. A pit latrine is located near McIntosh boat ramp area. Electric in camping area is ON throughout year.
Palisades-Kepler State Park - Linn County
  • The lodge will be closed due to well maintenance for the entire 2018 rental season. (UPDATED 9/19/2017)
Pikes Peak State Park - Clayton County
  • The water is turned off and the modern restrooms are closed for the season. There is a pit latrine at the south end of the campground that is open year-round. The electricity stays on to the campsites year-round also. (Posted 10/30/17)
Pilot Knob State Park - Hancock County
  • The water has been turned off for the season. Pit toilets are still available for use. Electricity will remain on through the winter.
Pine Lake State Park - Hardin County
  • Cabin Closure: All four cabins will be unavailable for reservations from January 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018 due to repairing the fireplaces in each cabin. (Updated June 28, 2017)
Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area - Linn County
  • Campground Closure: Campground #1 will be closed through May 21, 2018 due to an electrical upgrade of these campsites and to allow for the grass to re-establish. This bulletin will be removed once the closure has been removed. The other campground will be open during this time for camping. If you have any questions you may call the park office at 319 436-7716.(POSTED November 9, 2017)
  • Effective, May 18th, 2016 the beach will be closed until the shoreline restoration project is completed and the lake refills. With the spring drawdown of the lake for shoreline work, the water’s edge is receded more than 75 feet from the current beach area and a significant drop off is exposed, creating unsafe conditions for the area. The shoreline restoration work is expected to be completed later this summer, given good weather conditions, and the lake is expected to fill in 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the park office at 319-436-7716. (Updated June 28, 2017)
Prairie Rose State Park - Shelby County
  • Winter Closure: The shower building will be closed for the season as of Oct. 16th. The building will re-open around April 15th of 2018.
Red Haw State Park - Lucas County
  • The campground shower building, dump station and flush toilet above the beach at Red Haw State Park will closed for the season on Monday, October 16, 2017. These facilities will reopen in mid-April 2018, weather permitting. Campground electric and water hydrants will remain available during the winter season. (Posted 9/29/17)
Springbrook State Park - Guthrie County
  • Modern shower and restroom facilities are closed for the season. Pit vault toilets remain available for year round use. Facilities will re-open in late April if 2018.
Stone State Park - Woodbury County
  • Modern Restroom/Shower Building in the Campground closed effective 10/17/17. Electric site and water hydrants remain on. Vault latrine open for use in the campground.
Volga River State Recreation Area - Fayette County
  • EQUESTRIAN TRAILS CLOSURE---Effective November 28, 2017, The equestrian Trails at Volga River State Recreation Area will be closed for the season. This notice will be removed when the trails are reopened in the spring.
  • The Water to Both Campgrounds has been turned off for the winter season. The Shower building is closed. Pit Latrines are available at both campgrounds and electric services is on to all sites where provided. The rate for the lakeview campground is 11 dollars and 12 at the Alabany Campground.
Waubonsie State Park - Fremont County
  • Facilities: The modern restrooms/showers, the overlook shelter restrooms, and the modern restroom in the lower picnic area at Waubonsie State Park are closed for the season. Water hydrants will remain on and pit latrines are available all season. The water hydrants in the Equestrian area are off for the season. The campground electric is on year round for more information please contact the park office at 712-382-2786. 10/18/17
Wildcat Den State Park - Muscatine County
  • The Pine Creek Grist Mill and Melpine Schoolhouse are CLOSED for the season. The modern restroom building located near Pine Creek Grist Mill is CLOSED for the season. The water hydrants in the primitive campground, and lower picnic area are CLOSED for the season. Vault latrines located in the upper picnic area and primitive campground will remain OPEN throughout the winter months. If you have any questions, please call the park office at 563-263-4337 (POSTED 10/23/2017).
Wilson Island State Recreation Area - Pottawattamie County
  • The water system is now shut down for the winter, including flush toilets, hydrants and the dump station. The campground does remain open year round. Pit toilets are available in the park. Posted 11-20-2017
  • Starting on November 1, 2017 through August of 2018 park visitors coming from Interstate 29 will not be able to access the park from the Loveland exit due to replacement of a bridge on DeSoto Avenue. Instead exit at Missouri Valley (Highway 30). Head west 1 mile and turn left onto Italy Avenue. Go south four miles. Turn right (west) and travel four miles on DeSoto Avenue to reach Wilson Island. Access to the park will be gravel only. This alert will be removed once the construction has been completed. (Posted 11-1-2017)
Yellow River State Forest - Allamakee County
  • (POSTED 12/01/2017)Due to gun season for deer and changing trail conditions the equestrian trails are closed. They will remain closed until further notice. We anticipate the re-open of equestrian trails in April 2018 depending on trail conditions. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the office at (563) 586-2254.