Beeds Lake Camp Ground Shower Houses Will Close: All Campground Shower Houses will be closed by October 24th due to weather considerations and will not open until next April. The new West shower house is the only shower house open until that date.

Beeds Lake State Park, IA

Beed's Lake State Park is a centerpiece of Franklin County. The park's beautiful limestone Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) dam is the most photographed dam in the Midwest. Access to the dam is on the east side of the lake. The causeway was originally built to store water...
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Beed's Lake Campground Standard Electric 6 65 Pull-Through
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Beed's Lake Campground Standard Electric 6 65 Pull-Through
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Beed's Lake Campground Standard Electric 6 53 Pull-Through
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Beed's Lake Campground Standard Electric 6 55 Pull-Through
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Beed's Lake Campground Standard Electric 6 50 Pull-Through
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Beed's Lake Campground Standard Electric 6 50 Pull-Through
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Beed's Lake Campground Standard Electric 6 54 Pull-Through
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Beed's Lake Campground Standard Electric 6 52 Pull-Through
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Beed's Lake Campground Standard Electric 6 60 Pull-Through
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Beed's Lake Campground Standard Electric 6 63 Pull-Through
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Beed's Lake Campground Standard Electric 6 47 Pull-Through
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Overview

Description

Beed's Lake State Park is a centerpiece of Franklin County. The park's beautiful limestone Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) dam is the most photographed dam in the Midwest. Access to the dam is on the east side of the lake. The causeway was originally built to store water for the raceway to the mill, which was located downstream from the current dam.

Recreation:

Trails
A two-mile trail provides a unique hiking experience for visitors as it follows the shoreline around Beed's Lake. At the spillway, visitors can hike to the base of the dam and experience a cool refreshing mist as water rolls down the beautiful limestone face. This trail may be utilized by hikers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers and joggers. Lake Activities
A sandy beach for swimming is located on the south side of the lake, near the lodge and causeway. It is a great place to enjoy the water on a hot summer day.

The beautiful lake, fed by Spring Creek, is a popular destination for anglers, year-round. Bass, catfish, and panfish are available to challenge anglers. Several fishing jetties and docks are located on the south shore of the lake and are accessible to mobility impaired visitors.

Beed's Lake is a popular boating spot due to its scenic beauty. Motors of any size may be used at "no wake" speeds on the lake. Jet skis or high-speed boating is not allowed on the lake. A modern boat ramp is located on the southern shore of the lake.

Facilities:

Picnicking/Shelters/Lodge
Beed's Lake State Park is a beautiful place for a family picnic or cookout. Its grassy shaded picnic areas provide many opportunities for relaxation. One open shelter may be reserved online. The stone and timber beach building built by the Civilian Conservation Corps has been converted to a rental lodge and is a perfect place to host a graduation party, family reunion or small wedding reception. The lodge is complete with dining areas, a kitchen and restrooms and may be reserved online. The park concession is located next to the lodge. Paddleboats, canoe rental and bait are available through the concessionaire. Camping
Beed's Lake has a very popular campground with both electric and non-electric campsites. A modern restroom and shower facilities are available, as is a sanitary dump station.

Nearby Attractions:

The City of Hampton is located three miles from Beed's Lake. Other towns nearby are Latimer and Hansel.

Booking Window

Day-use Lodge

Tue Oct 28 2014 - Wed Oct 21 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Shelters

Tue Oct 28 2014 - Wed Oct 21 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Standard Electric

Thu Oct 23 2014 - Wed Jan 21 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 3 Month(s) in advance.

Standard Full Hook-Up

Thu Oct 23 2014 - Wed Jan 21 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 3 Month(s) in advance.

Standard Non-Electric

Thu Oct 23 2014 - Wed Jan 21 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 3 Month(s) in advance.

Youth Group Only

Thu Oct 23 2014 - Wed Jan 21 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 3 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
Beed's Lake Lodge: May 15 - October 1 Shelters: May 1 to September 30

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Off Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
Off Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Off Peak Thu Oct 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bait
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Concession
  • Docks, Fishing
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Sales
  • Fishing
  • HORSESHOE PITS
  • Hiking
  • Modern Restroom
  • PARK LAKE
  • PICNIC AREA
  • Park Office
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • RESTROOMS
  • Showers
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trash Dumpster
  • Walking
  • Water Hydrants
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • ATM/CASH MACHINE
  • CHURCH
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Motel
  • Town
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Off Peak Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $40.00-$80.00
Walk In Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $40.00-$80.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $40.00-$80.00
Off Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $40.00-$80.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $11.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $19.00
Standard Electric $16.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $40.00-$80.00
Off Peak Season
Oct 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $40.00-$80.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.77028, -93.24472
42°46'13"N, 93°14'41"W

2 miles west of Hampton on Hwy 3 and 1 mile north on S42 Or 7 miles east of Interstate 35 on Hwy 3 and 1 mile north on S42.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Beeds Lake State Park
1422 165th St
Hampton  IA  50441

Phone Number:

Information:  (641)456-2047
Additional Information