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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. Chaperoned organized youth groups DO NOT include families of members of a formal organization."
Most parks have a designated "chaperoned, organized youth group" campsite(s) which is available for use by chaperoned, organized youth groups only.
The nightly fee for a chaperoned, organized youth group campsite is $15.
Groups may reserve these campsites three months in advance by going online at http://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com
Campsite capacity varies by site and park. Maximum capacity is listed below. 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.
The following parks have youth groups campsites.
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 Darling - 50 people (both sites)
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 (both sites)
Nine Eagles - 50 people
Palisades-Kepler - 60 people
Pikes Peak - 50 people (both sites)
Pilot Knob - 50 people
Pine Lake - 30 people
Pleasant Creek - 50 people
Prairie Rose - 60 people
Springbrook - Site Y119 - 50 people; Site Y120 - 25 people
Stephens Forest - Y6 - 16 people; Y7, Y8 - 12 people; Y9 - 6 people; Y10 - 10 people
Stone - 75 people
Union Grove - 30 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; Site YB - 350 people
Yellow River S.F - 30 people (both sites)