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Peak camping season begins May 1

Peak camping season begins May 1

  • 4/30/2024 11:44:00 AM
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Iowa state parks and forest staff are busy preparing for the summer camping season, turning on water, sprucing up campgrounds and freshening up bathroom, cabin, lodge and shelter facilities.
Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

  • 1/30/2024 11:40:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking people who enjoy the outdoors, camping and meeting new people, to consider becoming volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming recreation season.
Pikes Peak State Park campground to open July 27

Pikes Peak State Park campground to open July 27

  • 7/25/2023 11:44:00 AM
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MCGREGOR – The Iowa DNR is re-opening the newly renovated Pikes Peak State Park campground on July 27. Campers will enjoy upgraded camping amenities, along with the ability to make same-day reservations at all campsites.
Lake Ahquabi State Park campground to open July 20

Lake Ahquabi State Park campground to open July 20

  • 7/18/2023 11:35:00 AM
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INDIANOLA – The Iowa DNR is re-opening the newly renovated Lake Ahquabi State Park campground on July 20. Campers will enjoy upgraded camping amenities, along with the ability to make same-day reservations at all campsites.
Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

  • 1/24/2023 11:56:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking people who enjoy the outdoors, camping and meeting new people, to consider becoming volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming recreation season.
Campground hosts needed for 2023 recreation season

Campground hosts needed for 2023 recreation season

  • 11/22/2022 11:40:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking people who enjoy the outdoors, camping and meeting new people, to consider becoming volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming recreation season.
Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

  • 3/22/2022 12:48:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking people who enjoy the outdoors, camping and meeting new people, to consider becoming volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming recreation season. 
Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

  • 12/7/2021 1:49:00 PM
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Campground hosts general duties include greeting visitors, assisting campers checking in and with reservations, cleaning bathrooms, light maintenance and administrative duties, acting as a liaison between campers and DNR staff and answering questions and disseminating information to campers.
Urban Forestry awards recognize local dedication to trees and outreach

Urban Forestry awards recognize local dedication to trees and outreach

  • 4/13/2021 1:14:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – Every year the Urban Forestry Awards luncheon recognizes cities, college campuses and utilities that demonstrate a variety of dedication to the importance of trees in their respective communities. Awards were presented virtually on April 8, on behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 
Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

  • 1/26/2021 12:07:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking people who enjoy the outdoors, camping and meeting new people, to consider becoming volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming recreation season.
Iowa Outdoors Expo goes virtual

Iowa Outdoors Expo goes virtual

  • 8/25/2020 1:36:00 PM
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The Iowa Outdoor Expo has gone virtual this year, and extended the opportunity to learn about the outdoors for the entire month of September.
Virtual Outdoor Cooking Series

Virtual Outdoor Cooking Series

  • 8/19/2020 7:07:00 AM
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The Iowa Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Program is hosting three outdoor cooking classes virtually where participants are encouraged to cook along with the instructors. Classes will be held Sept. 14, Oct. 5 and 19 and there is no fee to participate.
Iowa offers She Goes Outdoors subscription boxes

Iowa offers She Goes Outdoors subscription boxes

  • 8/4/2020 11:42:00 AM
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A project between natural resources agencies in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas, Becoming an Outdoors Women, and Women in the Outdoors have created an opportunity for ladies to purchase outdoor subscription boxes.
8 steps to building a better campfire

8 steps to building a better campfire

  • 7/15/2020 11:12:00 AM
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Camping isn’t complete without the fire, but getting it started doesn’t have to be a tricky process. Here are some tips to build a successful fire: 
DNR, IDPH and Polk County Health partner to share tips for safe Fourth of July holiday weekend

DNR, IDPH and Polk County Health partner to share tips for safe Fourth of July holiday weekend

  • 7/1/2020 12:26:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – As the Fourth of July holiday weekend quickly approaches the forecast predicts very warm weather which will draw thousands of people to state parks, beaches, lakes and rivers. The DNR along with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Polk County Health Department are partnering to share some safety tips to help keep you safe this holiday weekend.
Modern restrooms, cabins will open Memorial Day weekend in Iowa state parks

Modern restrooms, cabins will open Memorial Day weekend in Iowa state parks

  • 5/20/2020 11:47:00 AM
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DES MOINES, IA -- Iowa state parks will open modern restrooms, shower buildings and cabins starting Friday, May 22 in time for Memorial Day weekend. This means campgrounds will be open for all campers, including RVs, pop-ups and tent camping. Youth group campsites will remain closed.
Reminder to check DNR website before visiting parks, campgrounds

Reminder to check DNR website before visiting parks, campgrounds

  • 5/11/2020 1:55:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- As campgrounds begin opening up today to walk-in, first come, first served, campers with self-contained restrooms, and visitors continue to take advantage of state parks, the DNR is encouraging everyone to check the DNR website for temporary closures before traveling to any of these areas.
Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

  • 2/4/2020 12:38:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking people who enjoy the outdoors, camping and meeting new people, to consider becoming volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming recreation season.
Iowa DNR to host open house about former Camp Tahigwa

Iowa DNR to host open house about former Camp Tahigwa

  • 10/15/2019 11:47:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources State Parks Bureau will be hosting an open house to collect comments on future planning for the building site at the former Camp Tahigwa.
Peak camping season extended at seven campgrounds

Peak camping season extended at seven campgrounds

  • 7/23/2019 12:38:00 PM
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DES MOINES — The Iowa DNR is extending its peak camping season to mid-October at seven campgrounds as an effort to improve park management at some of Iowa’s most popular camping destinations. 
Get ready for camping kickoff weekend, May 3-5

Get ready for camping kickoff weekend, May 3-5

  • 4/16/2019 2:52:00 PM
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DES MOINES ⎯ As Iowans eagerly anticipate warmer temperatures, state park staff are preparing for the start of the 2019 camping season. The first weekend of May marks the official launch of the summer camping season with Iowa State Parks’ annual Camping Kickoff celebration.
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