Alerts and Important Information
Certain areas within Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Ontario, and Quebec (Canada) are currently under a federal firewood transport quarantine established by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prevent the spread of emerald ash borer (EAB). It is felt that EAB may be resident in the wood and could be spread through firewood transport to un-infested areas. It is in direct violation of the USDA APHIS quarantine for you to bring firewood from a quarantined state or county into Iowa and to transport firewood from quarantined counties within Iowa outside of the quarantine area. Please do not bring firewood from your state into Iowa. For more information about EAB and the federal quarantine areas, please visit: www.iowadnr.gov/firewood
Pet Policy: Campers are not allowed to leave pets unattended in the campground. Pets are not allowed to run at large. All animals shall be kept on a leash not to exceed 6 feet in length. Pets must be kept quiet.
Water and Shower/Restroom Availability: Park staff generally try to have the water on and shower buildings and dump stations open by mid April. Park staff generally start closing down shower buildings and turning off water and dump stations around mid-October depending upon the weather. A pit latrine located at the boat ramp near the campground entrance and frost-free hydrants are available for off-season camping. There are also full hook-up sites available. If you are interested in camping in early April or later in October, there is no guarantee modern facilities will be available.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation fee of $5 for online cancellations or $7 for call center cancellations applies for all cancellations. Cancellations the day before arrival will result in a forfeiture of one night's camping fee plus the cancellation fee. Cancellations on the arrival date will result in a forfeiture of two night's camping plus the cancellation fee.
A $5 change fee applies. The last day to change a reservation is 4 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