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Heavy Rains Close Campgrounds at Yellow River Forest Heading into the Weekend

  • 8/25/2016 3:23:00 PM
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DES MOINES - Recent rains in northeast Iowa led to flooding in the Yellow River State Forest area and all four forest campgrounds are closed for the weekend. 

“Big Paint, Little Paint, Creekside and Frontier will be closed through at least this weekend,” says Scot Michelson, DNR State Park district supervisor. “We need to get things cleaned up and dried out before we can open them back up.  The grounds are currently completely saturated and full of debris.”

People planning park visits in the near future, especially in areas with recent rain events, are reminded to check on current conditions before heading out.

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