Camping Reservations
Lodge Reservations
Shelter Reservations
Cabin Reservations

Make your online reservation for state park cabins, campsites, shelters and lodges:

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Know Before You Go

For general regulations and guidelines for Iowa State Parks, check our State Park FAQs page.

Weather Conditions

State park camping is available year-round in most places depending upon weather conditions. It is recommended that campers may want to call ahead and check the weather and road conditions before heading out to camp. Be sure to check for any posted Alerts and Closures.

Water and Shower/Restroom Availability: Park staff generally try to have the water on and shower buildings and dump stations open by mid April. Park staff generally start closing down shower buildings and turning off water and dump stations around mid-October depending upon the weather. If you are interested in camping in early April or later in October, there is no guarantee modern facilities will be available.

Modern conveniences such as water, flush toilets and shower buildings are closed during the winter months.

Reservations, Frequently Asked Questions

picnic shelters and lodges may be reserved online at or by calling the call center at 1-877-427-2757 during the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (cst) monday through friday or 8:00 a.m .to 4:00 p.m. (cst) saturday.  the call center is closed on sunday.