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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.
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Time spent outdoors and in Iowa state parks is a little different now, with events postponed and social distancing guidelines in place. But you can still enjoy much of what state parks have to offer on your own or in your own backyard. Take some time outdoors and learn more about Iowa state parks.
When visiting state parks to exercise and find a little mental peace while social distancing, bring a trash bag and gloves with you to pick up a piece of trash! Many park volunteer events were cancelled this spring, so we appreciate your help picking up litter while you are visiting. Please take any trash home with you to dispose.
Also feel free to post photos of you lending a hand on social media with the hashtag #IowaDNR, #IowaStateParks or #IowaStateParks100.
Download and explore a state park or your own backyard with this nature-based scavenger hunt.
The DNR is partnering with the Iowa Geocachers Organization to host Bucky’s Challenge, an on-your-own geocaching contest, with a coin featuring the 100th anniversary logo as a prize.
Good news - we have two osprey back sprucing up the nest on our live Osprey Cam!
Be sure to tune in and see what's new with our resident raptors:
Some state park events are now being held virtually! A few 5k hikes and runs can now be run on your own with ways to check in, along with other creative alternatives for events. Check out the Parks 2020 calendar for virtual events, as well as postponement dates.
Iowa PBS State Park Videos
Looking for your next TV show?
Watch special editions of Iowa Outdoors featuring state parks.
Also enjoy "Iowa by Air" and "Trail in a Minute" videos with one-of-a-kind views of state parks on Iowa PBS.
Explore Iowa’s wild places with DNR Conservation Officer Erika Billerbeck and her family:
Wild Things, Ep 1: Maps
Wild Things, Ep 2: Fossils
Wild Things, Ep 3: Mystery Animal
Wild Things, Ep 4: Frogs