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Modern restrooms, cabins will open Memorial Day weekend in Iowa state parks

Modern restrooms, cabins will open Memorial Day weekend in Iowa state parks

  • 5/20/2020 11:47:00 AM
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DES MOINES, IA -- Iowa state parks will open modern restrooms, shower buildings and cabins starting Friday, May 22 in time for Memorial Day weekend. This means campgrounds will be open for all campers, including RVs, pop-ups and tent camping. Youth group campsites will remain closed.
Reminder to check DNR website before visiting parks, campgrounds

Reminder to check DNR website before visiting parks, campgrounds

  • 5/11/2020 1:55:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- As campgrounds begin opening up today to walk-in, first come, first served, campers with self-contained restrooms, and visitors continue to take advantage of state parks, the DNR is encouraging everyone to check the DNR website for temporary closures before traveling to any of these areas.
Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

  • 2/4/2020 1:38:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking people who enjoy the outdoors, camping and meeting new people, to consider becoming volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming recreation season.
State parks Camping Kickoff is this weekend

State parks Camping Kickoff is this weekend

  • 5/2/2017 12:17:00 PM
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It looks like the cold rainy weather is breaking just in time for the weekend when state park campgrounds will celebrate Camping Kickoff, Saturday, May 6.
Let the camping season begin

Let the camping season begin

  • 4/11/2017 12:28:00 PM
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Warming temperatures and other signs of spring have state park staff busy preparing for the start of the 2017 camping season.
State park campgrounds in need of hosts

State park campgrounds in need of hosts

  • 3/7/2017 1:09:00 PM
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The opportunity to spend the summer in an Iowa state park is available for individuals who serve as campground hosts.
Memorial Weekend campsites soon available for reservation

Memorial Weekend campsites soon available for reservation

  • 2/21/2017 4:11:00 PM
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The three-month window to reserve a state park campsite for a Friday arrival on Memorial Day weekend opens this Sunday, Feb. 26. More than a few campers will plan their arrival for the weekend before Memorial Day and stay through the holiday, which means their window is open now.
State parks peak season winding down

State parks peak season winding down

  • 9/27/2016 2:23:00 PM
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Another busy year in Iowa’s state parks will be coming to an end and soon staff will be preparing for the first freezing temperatures of the fall.
Wapello campground reopens

Wapello campground reopens

  • 9/20/2016 1:28:00 PM
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Wapello State Park, in southeast Iowa’s Davis County, will open its newly renovated campground on Sept. 30, just in time for the fall camping season.