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It’s Back! 2023 State Park Passport

The State Park Passport is better than ever! With a new way to earn points, you’ll love discovering hidden gems in the state park system!

Collect points from May 25 - October 31 by checking into more than 60 state parks and forests. Each park has a different point value (either 100, 200 or 300 points), with “hidden gem parks” earning higher points!

How to Play:

Build points to redeem prizes. If you cash in, start back at zero and keep visiting parks to earn additional prizes:

  • 500 points – any passholder redeeming at this level gets $5.00 off overnight camping stay
  • 1,000 points – first 500 passholders to redeem at this level get a weather-proof sticker
  • 2,500 points – first 300 passholders to redeem at this level get a ceramic coffee mug!

AND every time you earn 300 points, your name is automatically entered into a sweepstakes drawing, with no limit to the number of entries!

Sweepstakes prizes:

  • Paddling package – kayak, paddle, life jacket and dry bag
  • Three night stay at a cabin at Lake Darling State Park

2023 Parks Passport Prize Promotion Rules

NEW FEATURE! Hidden Gems within Each Park - Cooking Prize Package!

Also discover staff-selected Hidden Gem features within each park on the pass, such as historical markers, scenic overlooks and more! Post a selfie with #IowaStateParks on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) and we’ll randomly select one photo to win an outdoor cooking package by Cabelas!

Thank you for our prize sponsors Bass Pro Shops and the Iowa Hunter Education Instructor Association.