State Park Alerts - Closures and Important Information
Brushy Creek State Recreation Area - Webster County
  • As of September 18, 2018 the trails at Brushy Creek are temporarily closed to equestrian and bike use due to wet conditions. The gravel all-weather Lake and Pond Trails remain open for use (13 miles). This bulletin will be removed when trails have dried sufficiently to reopen.
Cedar Rock - Buchanan County
  • Important Detour Information for guests accessing Cedar Rock State Park from I-380: From 8/27/18-10/31/18 North Center Point Road from the city of Center Point to the city of Walker will be closed for a resurfacing project. Cedar Rock guests should take the I-380 Independence exit and take Hwy 150 North to reach the park via Rowley, Independence or Hwy 20. This detour will not affect travel from Hwy 20.
Geode State Park - Henry County
  • A short section of the hiking trail which circles the lake will be closed for construction work occurring in that area. This is occurring on the west side of the lake near the spillway area of the dam. This is construction of a haul road for hauling silt out of the lake as part of the lake renovation. Only the small stretch close to spillway on the west side of the dam will be closed. If hiking counter clockwise on the trail around the lake it will be necessary to bypass the work by leaving the trail at the youth camp area or shelter #4 and using the road shoulder of highway J-20 to continue around the lake and vice versa if travelling clockwise. It is expected that there will be work in this area for until Spring 2019.
  • The Beach Shelter will not be open for rental all of 2018 connected to the campground facilities and therefore will need to remain off (includes:water/restrooms/kitchenette) while lines in the campground are upgraded and replaced. The outdoor portion of the shelter may be used on a first come, first served basis. The lake is drained and there is no swimming at the beach, but the area near the beach facility and trails may still be used.
  • The Campground will be closed for all of 2018 for renovation. It is anticipated that all work will be completed for a Summer 2019 opening.
  • Campground Renovation: The campground will be closed from April 1, 2018 through May 23, 2019. (Updated 8/3/17)
George Wyth State Park - Black Hawk County
  • George Wyth State Park flooding. George Wyth State Park will be closing Thurs. night Sept. 20, 2018 due to the rising Cedar River. We will reopen when the water recedes and it is safe to have people in the park.
Honey Creek State Park - Appanoose County
  • North Shower Building Renovation: The shower building will be unavailable from September 7, 2018 through October 31, 2018. The new shower building will be seasonal and there will no longer be a year round shower building available. There is a shower building in the south campground that will be available til mid October that campers/cabin users may use. (UPDATED July 30, 2018)
Lacey Keosauqua State Park - Van Buren County
  • Campground Renovation: The campground will be closed from April 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018. (Posted 8/3/17)
Lake Macbride State Park - Johnson County
  • Alcohol is prohibited inside the fenced in designated beach area. Alcohol may not be possessed or consumed within the fenced designated beach area. (Updated July 2, 2018)
Ledges State Park - Boone County
  • Campground Renovation: The campground is currently CLOSED for a renovation project. It will remain closed through most, if not all of 2018. Visitors are asked to stay out of the campground at this time to avoid interference with the project. (UPDATED September 3, 2018)
Marble Beach State Recreation Area - Dickinson County
  • Campground Renovation: The campground will be closed from April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. (UPDATED September 5, 2017)
Nine Eagles State Park - Decatur County
  • Non Electric Campground: As of April 5, 2018 there will be no water available in the non electric campground. There will be water available in the electric campground if needed. (Posted April 5, 2018)
  • Cabin Closure: The modern cabin will be closed for the 2018 recreation season. (Posted 4/5/2018)
Palisades-Kepler State Park - Linn County
  • Lodge Closure: The lodge will be closed due to well maintenance for the entire 2018 and 2019 rental season. (UPDATED 4/4/2018)
Pine Lake State Park - Hardin County
  • Off Season Amenities: The campground is open year-round, however modern showers and restrooms generally close on the 15th of October. There is a vault toilet nearby the campgrounds at the Upper Pine Lake boat ramp which is available for off season use. Electricity in the campground is available year-round, and water from frost-free hydrants will remain available through November. Other modern restrooms throughout the park generally close around October 15th.
  • Cabin Closure: The cabins at Pine Lake State Park will be closed from January 1, 2019 through September 30th, 2019 for a renovation project. Please contact the park office at (641) 858-5832 with questions. (Posted 09/01/18)
Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area - Linn County
  • BEACH CLOSED- The lake is still low due to the lake restoration project. The lake is refilling but it will take some time. Estimates of late summer 2019 to spring 2020 until the lake will be full and beach will be open. (posted 6/18/2018)
Shimek State Forest - Van Buren County
  • Effective, September 13 2018, all of the equestrian trails are OPEN. This bulletin will be changed when the trail status has changed. (updated 9/13/2018)
Volga River State Recreation Area - Fayette County
  • Effective September 20, 2018, the equestrian trails have been closed due to very wet conditions caused by heavy rains. Trails will remain closed until they have had a chance to dry out . This bulletin will be removed when trails have been re-opened.
Wapsipinicon State Park - Jones County
  • The lower road along the Wapsipinicon river is closed. With the new river forecast the road will be underwater again this coming weekend. Road will not open until Iowa DOT repairs shoulders along roadway. Access to playground and Rotary Lodge can be done by coming in from the upper road. Updated 9-20-18
Wilson Island State Recreation Area - Pottawattamie County
  • Wilson Island is closed now through mid-October, if not longer, due to flooding from the Missouri River. This affects all use of the park including camping, fishing, hunting, biking and trail use. The park will reopen when conditions allow. For further information call the park office at 712-642-2069. (Updated September 20, 2018)
  • Starting on November 1, 2017 through the fall of 2018 park visitors coming from Interstate 29 will not be able to access the park from the Loveland exit due to replacement of a bridge on DeSoto Avenue. Instead exit at Missouri Valley (Highway 30). Head west 1 mile and turn left onto Italy Avenue. Go south four miles. Turn right (west) and travel four miles on DeSoto Avenue to reach Wilson Island. Access to the park will be gravel only. This alert will be removed once the construction has been completed. (Updated 8-16-2018)