Green Valley State Park

Green Valley State Park in southwest Iowa is a popular destination for fishing and boating. The park is a family-friendly hub for camping, picnicking or any outdoor pursuit. Four lakes in the region -- Three Mile Lake, Twelve Mile Lake, Summit Lake and Green Valley Lake -- are located within 10 miles of each other and create a hub for lake recreation in southwest Iowa.


Hike almost 10 miles of trails at Green Valley, winding through wetland areas around the fringes of the lake to woodlands and remnants of native prairie. Mountain biking is an option on the trails, which are a combination of pavement and roadways.

 Fish for walleye, bluegill, channel catfish and more at Green Valley Lake. Two ADA accessible fishing piers are available on the north and south shorelines.

 Boat in the waters of Green Valley Lake or swim at the sandy beach area. Boats must operate at “no-wake” speeds and cannot be operated at more than 5 mph within 100 feet of the shore or within 50 feet of another craft or person. In-board motors are not allowed on the lake, including jet skis and jet boats. Water skiing is allowed in a designated area and all water skiers must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life-jacket.

 Stay overnight in one of three camping cabins or at the park’s campground. Camping cabins include a covered porch, electricity, a microwave and small refrigerator but do not have water or sanitary facilities. The campground offers electric and full hook-up sites, modern restrooms and showers and a trailer dump station. One-fourth of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and advance campsites reservations can be made online through the online reservation system for Green Valley State Park.

*High Lake Outdoor Alliance offers firewood sales to campers and from April 1 to October 31 when the campground host is available.

Reserve one of two open shelters for an outdoor gathering during your visit. Scenic picnic areas can be found throughout the park and the shelter can be reserved through the online reservation system for Green Valley State Park.

Green Valley State Park
1480 130th St
Creston, IA 50801
Ph. 641-782-5131

Modern restroom/shower buildings will be closed as of 10/18/21. Water hydrants will remain on throughout the campground and park until temperatures get below freezing. The dump station will remain open. Electricity will be available throughout the campground. A pit latrine will remain open at the North end of the campground. Facilities will reopen by April 15, 2022. (Posted 10/09/2021)
Green Valley State Park Annual Park Hunt: Green Valley State Park will be closed for camping and general use of the park and lake beginning 10:30 pm November 12th through 4:00 am November 15th for the 2021 Green Valley State Park Special Antlerless Deer Hunt. Only persons with a Green Valley Special Antlerless Season Deer License will be permitted in Green Valley during this time. Applications for the special hunt can be found on the Green Valley State Park Iowa DNR webpage or by contacting the park directly by phone at 641-782-5131 or email at Applications will be accepted September 1st through October 15th. The hunt is muzzleloader only. Only 25 applicants will be chosen, and must be Iowa residents. Further information can be found on the application or by contacting Green Valley State Park. (Posted 10/09/2021)
Campground and Cabin Closure: The campground and cabins are not accepting reservations from April 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022 due to an anticipated road project. (Updated 6/28/2021)
  • Hiking trails
  • Playground
  • Swimming beach
  • Boat ramps (4)
  • Universally accessible fishing piers (2)
  • Fishing jetty
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Shelters (2)
  • Modern restroom
  • Showers
  • Camping cabins (3)
  • Buddy campsites (6)
  • Group campsites (2)
  • Electric campsites (48)
  • Full hook-up campsites (15)
  • Tent only campsites (17)
  • Youth group only campsites (1)
  • Trailer dump station
  • Firewood sales