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Backbone State Park, IA

Photo: Backbone State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Jul 20 2014   Later Dates
Site, Loop:004, Backbone Cabins
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Reservation Window: Sun Apr 27 2014 – Mon Apr 20 2015


Check-in: 4:00 pm
  


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Check-out: 11:00 am

Site Details:

  • Site Type: Family Cabins Modern
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • Checkin Time: 4:00 pm
  • Checkout Time: 11:00 am
  • Type of Use: Overnight
  • Min Num of People: 1
  • Max Num of People: 4
  • Pets Allowed: Domestic
  • Min Num of Vehicles: 1
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 2
  • Num of Bedrooms: 1
  • Heating: Heat and A/C
  • Coffee Maker: Y
  • Microwave: Y
  • Non Smoking: Y
  • Pots/Pans Furnished: Y
  • Stove/Oven: Y
  • Toaster: Y
  • Stand-up Grill: Y
  • Fire Ring: Y
  • Fri-to-Fri Stay Required Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day week: Y
  • Min 2-night Stay Off Season, and Parts of May/Sept: Y
  • Looking For Category: Cabin and Lodging
  • Shower/Bath Type: Shower Stall
  • Toilet: Y
  • Dining table with chairs: 4 Chairs
  • Fire Grill/Ring: Fire Ring,Grill
  • Futons: 1
  • Num of Picnic Tables: 1
  • Number Full Beds: 1
  • Refrigerator: Y
  • Reg Occupancy: 4
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Alerts and Important Information

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KEY INFORMATION: If you have a reservation during the peak rental season, you will need to pick up the cabin key at the concession store located at the beach when you arrive. For late arrivals, the cabin will be unlocked and the key will be left on the table. Keys can be dropped off at the concession store or left in the drop box located on Cabin D sign post. The cabin will be unlocked with the key on the table for off season cabin rentals. Keys should be deposited in the drop box on Cabin D sign post for off season rentals.

DAMAGE DEPOSIT REQUIRED: A $50 damage deposit is required in addition to the rental fee. The deposit must be paid separate from the rental fees. The damage deposit is due upon arrival or a check can be mailed to the concession operation at least 7-14 days in advance. Checks should be made payable to Backbone Concessions. Mail checks to:

Backbone Concessions
P.O. Box 392
Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Concession Phone: 563/933-2273

Cash deposits must be returned in person. Checks will be returned by the concession operator at check-out or returned by mail upon satisfactory inspection of the facility.

Use and Cleaning Rules:
Renters must provide their own bedding, pillows, towels/washcloths and other toiletry items, dishes and some cleaning items such as paper towels, dish soap, etc. A limited number of pots and pans and cooking utensils are available in the cabin.

Renters are responsible for adhering to general use rules for this facility and cleaning the facility prior to vacating. Some cleaning supplies such as mops, brooms, vacuums, cleaning agents will be provided. A complete list of the general rules and cleaning procedures can be found on the Iowa DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov and entering "Cabin Rentals" in the site search box located right above the "Inside DNR" tab.

Renters are responsible for cleaning up after their pets including pet hair in the facility and excrement outside. Please place fitted sheets over futons to reduce the amount of pet hair on furniture. Pets are not allowed to run at large and should be kept on a leash or confined when outside the cabin/yurt. Please do not leave pets unattended in cabins. Pet owners are financially responsible for any damage caused by pets and any extra cleaning resulting from pets.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen, or become damaged. Renters are financially responsible for any damage to state park property or extra cleaning that may be required.

Dog-Friendly Cabin: This cabin is dog-friendly and assistive animal-friendly. A limit of no more than 2 dogs applies to this cabin. No other animals are allowed.

Notes

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FIREWOOD ALERT
Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in a number of counties throughout Iowa. As a result, the entire state of Iowa is now under state and federal firewood transport quarantines. It is in direct violation of the federal quarantine to transport firewood from a quarantined area into a non-quarantined area. Park visitors are cautioned not to transport firewood across county lines in Iowa or across state lines since the movement of firewood throughout Iowa or to other states poses the greatest threat to quickly spread EAB even further. Do you part to help prevent the spread of EAB and other woodland pests. Please consider buying firewood locally near the park you are visiting and burn it all during your stay. For more information about EAB and the federal firewood transport quarantine, visit: www.iowadnr.gov/firewood

Stay Requirements: This cabin has a week-long stay requirement of Friday to Friday beginning the weekend of the Memorial holiday weekend through the Thursday after the national Labor Day holiday. The cabin is available outside of these dates for a minimum 2-night stay.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation fee of $5 for online cancellations or $7 for call center cancellations applies for all cancellations. Cancellations which occur 15-29 days prior to arrival will result in a forfeiture of one night's/day's rental fee and tax plus the cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 15 days prior to the arrival date will result in a forfeiture of two night's/day's rental fee and tax plus the cancellation fee. If the cancel fee plus the forfeiture amount exceeds the total amount of fees originally paid, DNR will not collect any additional money.

Change Policy: A $5 change fee applies. The last day to change a reservation is 15 days prior to arrival if paying by credit/debit card and 21 days prior to arrival if paying by check.

Reservation Website: iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com
Reservation Call Center: 1-877-427-2757

Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.