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Visit State Parks. Check In. Earn Prizes.

With the 2022 Iowa State Park Passport, we invite you to hit the road and visit Iowa state parks and forests for your next outdoor adventure. Discover your new favorite parks, check in to track your progress and earn prizes.


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Iowa State Parks

Experience Iowa's natural beauty and all the fun our state parks offer as you make memories with family and friends. With an array of activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, there's something for everyone whether you're visiting for an afternoon or a week!


Iowa State Parks Trails
A web based application has been developed to identify and map trails maintained in Iowa state parks. Utilizing this application on a mobile device will allow for navigation. By selecting each section of trail users can identify trail name, acceptable trail use and distance. The application utilizes the device's gps system and mobile data. Data service can be a limiting factor for this application.


New 2021 Camping & Cabin Rates
Starting February 1, 2021, Iowa state parks have a new pricing structure for campsites and cabins. Rates for each campground fall into a four-tier system depending on park visitation levels and amenities. The new system will encourage camping at lower-use parks, provide additional operations funding at higher-use parks, and create opportunities for specials and promotional savings to visitors throughout the year.


To assist electric vehicle drivers in planning their visit to Iowa state parks, this interactive map illustrates the location of existing public EV charging stations compared to Iowa state parks, recreation areas, and forests. Additionally, the map shows the concentration of registered electric vehicles (EV) throughout Iowa. Data for the map is from the Iowa DOT bureau of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services, the Alternative Fuels Data Center, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.



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Swimming Registration at State Parks

People wishing to swim outside the designated swimming beach areas at Iowa state parks, for example to train for a triathlon, must obtain special permission by completing a registration form and communicating with local park staff.

For information and guidelines:
Swimming Registration Form


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Reservations

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

Make a Reservation


Park Related Questions?

State Parks Bureau
Iowa DNR
Wallace State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa
50319-0034

Can't find the answer about state parks on the web pages or are experiencing problems with website links? 

Please send your question(s) to: iowa.stateparks@dnr.iowa.gov

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