What are the camping fees?
- During the peak season (May 1 to September 30)
- A modern electrical campsite is $16.00 per night.
- A modern, non-electric site is $11.00 per night.
- A non-modern, electric site is $14.00 per night.
- A non-modern, non-electric site is $9.00 per night.
- Water and sewer hookups are and additional $3.00 per night.
- Equestrian campsites are an additional $3.00 per night
- Cable television hookups are an additional $2.00 per night.
- For more information on camping rates, (off-season rates, extra vehicles etc.) go to: camping
What is the difference between modern and non-modern?
Modern area means a camping area which has showers and flush toilets.
Non-Modern area means a camping area in which no showers are provided, containing only pit-type latrines or flush toilets. Water may or may not be available to campers.
Is there an entrance fee?
No, Iowa State Parks do not charge entrance fees. Come on in and visit.
Where can I go camping?
The camping list page provides a listing of all state parks and recreation areas that have campgrounds. The alphabetical list provides what type of sites are available, whether the park is located by a lake and if playgrounds are available.
Where can I rent a cabin?
Cabins are available to rent at several state parks. They range from family cabins that will sleep 6 - 8 people to camping cabins that sleep 4 and provide only the basic amenities. List of cabins and rental fees.
How do I reserve a shelter or lodge?
Picnic shelters and lodges may be reserved 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 a.m .to 4:00 p.m. (CST) Saturday and Sunday.
How do I contact a state park?
You can reach someone at a state park by either calling or e-mailing the park directly.
List of parks with phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
Can I bring my dog to the park?
Yes, you may bring your dog to the park as long as it is on a leash no more than 6 feet in length. Pets must be on a leash at all times (unless they are being actively used in hunting or in a training exercise in a designated dog trial area) tied to a vehicle or tie out devise or confined to a vehicle. Leashes can not be more than 6 feet long.