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Five reasons to rent an Iowa State Parks cabin in the off-season

  • 3/10/2017 1:13:00 PM
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Have you ever considered staying in a cabin in Iowa state parks? We offer more than 90 cabins in 19 parks across the state. Here are five reasons why you might want to book now and stay in a cabin before Memorial Day:

Cabin at Backbone State Park | Iowa DNR1. Shorter stays are an option.

Between Labor Day and Memorial Day, guests can rent any cabin for as short as a two-night minimum stay. In the peak summer season, cabins need to be rented for a week at a time. So reserve a cabin now for a weekend getaway!

2. Cabins are available in some of Iowa's most popular parks.

Cabins in parks like Backbone State Park often rent out months in advance with limited availability in the summer months. But many of those parks have cabin openings in spring, fall and winter. Now is a great time to explore some of Iowa's most-beloved treasures.

3. Cozy up to a fireplace.

Spring evenings can be on the cool side, but you don't have to be when you rent a cabin with a fireplace. Check out the cabins in Waubonsie and Pine Lake for a chance to have a cozy, fireside stay.

4. Enjoy spring fun outdoors.

Spring is one of the best times to visit state parks! Morel mushroom hunting, crappie fishing, bird watching and many other outdoor pursuits make spring a great time to visit.

5. Find some peace and quiet.

Crowds tend to be smaller during the off-season, so if you enjoy a little solitude, renting a cabin in a state park is a perfect time to relax.

Visit the DNR's online reservation center to view pictures, availability and amenities for each cabin -- 10 parks have cabins available year-round, and the rest open their cabins between April 1 and May 1. 

Book today and enjoy your visit to Iowa state parks!

Reserve a cabin at Pine Lake State Park for a great off-season getaway | Iowa DNR