The park is undergoing a major renovation and park cabins, shelters and the campground is unavailable for public use.
Regular occupancy is the number of people that can be accommodated for the beds/futons available in the cabin. Maximum occupancy is the absolute maximum number of people allowed to stay in the cabin. If the maximum number of occupants is greater than the regular occupancy, the renter is responsible for providing sleeping accommodations for the additional occupants. Regular occupancy is 4 and maximum occupancy is 6.
KEY INFORMATION: Key will be in lock box at the lodge. The access code will be given to the renter when checking in. Keys should be returned to the lock box at the end of the rental.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT REQUIRED: A $50 damage deposit is required in addition to the rental fee. The deposit must be paid separate from the rental fee. The damage deposit is due upon arrival or a check can be mailed to the park office at least 7-14 days in advance. Checks should be made payable to Iowa DNR. Cash deposits must be returned in person. Checks will be returned by park staff at check-out or returned by mail upon satisfactory inspection of the facility. Mail the check to:
Lake Darling State Park
111 Lake Darling Road
Brighton, Ia 52540
Use and Cleaning Rules:
Renters must provide their own bedding, pillows, towels/washcloths and other toiletry items, cooking utensils, pots and pans, dishes and some cleaning items such as paper towels, dish soap, etc.
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.
Cancellations and Changes: For reservation cancellation and change policies, please go to the Iowa DNR website at www.iowadnr.gov and enter “Reservation System” in the site search box located right above the “Inside DNR” tab.
This cabin has a minimum 2-night stay requirement.