Learn to Hunt
Report Your Harvest
Current Fishing Report
Taking Kids Fishing
Iowa's natural resources plates include the state bird and flower, pheasant, eagle, buck and a Brook trout. Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle.
Natural Resource Plates
Experience Iowa's natural beauty and all the fun our state parks offer. Make your online reservation for state park cabins, camping sites, shelters and lodges.
Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle.
Natural Resource Plates
Iowa DNR Customer Service
Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm CST
Submit Online Inquiry
Information / Records Requests
Contact Information by County
Press/Media inquiries: PIO@dnr.iowa.gov
With spring break quickly approaching, make sure you set your plans now for a getaway in one of Iowa’s state park cabins! While the season isn’t in full bloom yet, don’t let that stop you from enjoying a stay at one of 10 state parks with available spring cabins. It’s easy to make an Iowa state park cabin your spring break destination:
If you’re looking to travel but don’t want to splurge on lodging, a state park cabin is a budget friendly way to get the most out of your visit! Cabins are as low as $35 per day for a basic cabin, with a required minimum two-night stay. Other options include a modern, studio, or deluxe cabin, ranging anywhere from $50 to $100 per day.
Spend the day exploring part of the Lewis and Clark Trail at Waubonsie State Park, fishing at Union Grove State Park or climbing a cliff at Backbone State Park. There are numerous picturesque views along the trails at any Iowa state park, making it the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors after this harsh winter.
Summer isn’t here just yet, but don’t let that stop you from diving into the water. At Honey Creek Resort, visitors can float down the lazy river, race down the two-story slide or hang poolside at their indoor water park. Honey Creek also offers numerous kid-friendly activities and a full service restaurant. Pine Lake and Waubonsie state parks have indoor fireplaces, making it the perfect spot to cozy up when the sun goes down.
The best part of booking a reservation at an Iowa state park is that once you’re there, you’re there! Ditch the airport traffic, because upon arrival, the destination is in your backyard.
The following parks will be open for Spring break cabin rental. If you want to reserve within seven days of your stay, please call the individual park office to make your reservation. Otherwise, reserve online!
Backbone State Park (563) 924-2527
Black Hawk State Park (712) 657-8712
Honey Creek Resort (book reservation directly at honeycreekresort.com)
Honey Creek State Park (phone reservations only at (641) 724-3739
Lake Darling State Park (319) 694-2323
Lake of Three Fires State Park (712) 523-2700
Pine Lake State Park (641) 858-5832
Springbrook State Park (641) 747-3591
Union Grove State Park (641) 473-2556
Waubonsie State Park (712) 382-2786