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Iowa's natural resources plates include the state bird and flower, pheasant, eagle, buck and a Brook trout. Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle.
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Experience Iowa's natural beauty and all the fun our state parks offer. Make your online reservation for state park cabins, camping sites, shelters and lodges.
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Please note new changes to parks operations during the COVID-19 health emergency.
In accordance with state recommendations pertaining to COVID-19, we want to share with you important information about Iowa state parks.
State Parks, Forests and Preserves visitors are reminded to strictly abide to the social distancing rules and not gather in groups. Remember to stay home if you feel sick, wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face, and bring supplies from home including disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer and other hygiene products.
Park Facility Changes (Updated 11/17/2020):
Here's How You Can Help:
Thank you for your patience and flexibility. We appreciate your support of Iowa state parks as we all work together to keep each other safe
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!
2020 Camping and Cabin Rates
2020 Lodge and Shelter Rates
2020 Wet and Dry Storage Rates
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.
Make your online reservation for state park cabins, campsites, shelters and lodges:
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State Parks Bureau
Wallace State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa
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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