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Sometimes Procrastination Pays Off

  • 8/23/2016 1:43:00 PM
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Have you been intending to get away with summer, but never quite found the time, or didn’t get a reservation far enough in advance? If you can find time this weekend, eight Iowa state parks have cabins available, including the brand new modern cabins at Lake Darling, and popular CCC cabins at Pine Lake and Backbone.

During the peak reservation season (Memorial Day – Labor Day) most state park cabins rent for a minimum one-week stay (Friday to Friday), however when they are unreserved the Monday prior, they are released for two-day minimum stays. At this point, cabins cannot be reserved through the state park reservation system or through the call center, but are available on a first-come, first-served basis through the park office. If you are interested in this opportunity please call the respective park office today. If there is no answer, please leave a number where you can be reached.

The following parks currently have one or more cabins available:

Backbone State Park, Delaware County, Family Cabins #3 and #7, sleep 4, $50/day each  563-924-2144

Black Hawk State Park, Sac County, Deluxe Family Cabin, 4-bedroom, $100/day  712-657-8712

Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, Van Buren County, 6 Studio Cabins, sleep 4, $50/day each  319-293-3502

Lake Darling State Park, Washington County, 6 BRAND NEW Modern Family Cabins, sleep 8, $85/day each  319-694-2323

Lake Wapello State Park, Davis County, 11 Family Cabins, sleep 4, $60/day; Cabin #13, sleeps 10, $85/day  641-722-3371

Pine Lake State Park, Hardin County, 2 Studio Cabins, sleep 4, $65/day each  641-858-5832

Union Grove State Park, Tama County, 1 Family Cabin, sleep 4, $75/day each  641-473-2556

Waubonsie State Park, Fremont County, Modern Family Cabin #1, sleeps 10, $85/day; Studio Cabin #2, sleeps 2, $60/day; Camping Cabin #8, sleeps 2, $25/day  712-382-2786

All state park cabins return to two-day minimum stays on Sept. 9, 2016.

For details about the cabins visit