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CAMPGROUND SHOWER/RESTROOM BUILDINGS AND DUMP STATION CLOSED: Currently, reservations are not being accepted for camping stays between June 11 and July 4 due to a sewer line failure causing the dump station and modern restroom/shower facilities to be closed. Reservations will be accepted once the sewer line situation is fixed and operational. The campground remains open for walk-in camping and fees will be reduced to off-season rates during this period. Potable water, electricity and portable restrooms are available. If campers have an existing camping reservation from June 11 - July 4 and have questions about a reduced rate or cancelling due to the sewer problem, please contact the Iowa DNR at 515/242-6233.
Geode State Park, IA
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DescriptionGeode State Park has been a traditional favorite for locals as well as out-of-state visitors. The park is named after the state rock which is frequently found in the area. Geodes bring "rock hounds" to the local area in search of this elusive prize. A display of geodes, with mysterious crystal formations in their hollow cavities, can be seen at the park office. Please remember that it is illegal to remove geodes and other natural materials from state parks, except for mushrooms, nuts, fruits and berries.
Events in the park include Dragon Boat Races (beginning of May), Lake Geode Challenge Triathlon (mid-July) and the Polar Plunge (early November).
Popular events in local communities include Burlington Steamboat Days (early June), West Point Sweet Corn Festival (early August) and Old Thresher's Reunion in Mt. Pleasant (week leading into Labor Day). The nearby Mississippi River at Burlington also provides fishing and boating opportunities on a larger scale. Burlington is one of the oldest towns in Iowa and has an attractive riverfront area as well as a historical downtown.
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Alerts and Important InformationThe park opens at 4:00 a.m. and closes at 10:30 p.m. daily.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Take J-20 and drive 3 miles to the west entrance of the park. Continue across the dam and onward another 2 miles to a T intersection. Take a left at this intersection and you will be led to the campground.
Coming from the east, take the exit off of Hwy 34 at Middletown and go south for about 1/4 mile to the intersection of old Hwy 34 and County Road J-20/old Hwy 79. Proceed 6 miles west on J-20. The road will lead straight to the main entrance of the park and campground.
Mailing Address:Geode State Park
3333 Racine Ave
Danville IA 52623
Phone Number:Information: (319) 392-4601