Dolliver Memorial State Park, IA

Located along the scenic Des Moines River Valley, Dolliver Memorial State Park spreads across 594 acres boasting unique bluffs, canyons, flatlands, ancient Native American mounds and an abundance of exploration opportunities. Trails While visiting, enjoy the park's rugged ...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Oct 26 2014   Later Dates

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The Group Camp is not available on the state park reservation system. All group camp reservations are handled by the park office. Group camps are where organized groups(i.e. family groups or youth groups) may stay.
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Center Lodge Day-use Lodge 57
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Dolliver Cabins Family Cabins Basic 4
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 48 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 57 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 57 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 65 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Non-Electric 6 22 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Non-Electric 6 24 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 38 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 38 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 32 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 38 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 32 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 33 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 35 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 30 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground RV Only 6 32 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 40 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground RV Only 6 23 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 30 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 61 Back-In
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 48 Pull-Through
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 62 Pull-Through
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Dolliver Campground Standard Electric 6 66 Pull-Through
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Overview

Description

Located along the scenic Des Moines River Valley, Dolliver Memorial State Park spreads across 594 acres boasting unique bluffs, canyons, flatlands, ancient Native American mounds and an abundance of exploration opportunities.

Recreation:

Trails
While visiting, enjoy the park's rugged and well-maintained trail system. Nearly six miles of winding trails lead through the Copperas Beds, unique sandstone formations that tower 100 feet above Prairie Creek. Here you will see an ancient, more than 150 million years old, river bed and witness the erosive power of Prairie Creek that uncovered and left behind this breathtaking feature. The trail continues up into oak-covered hillsides and along two hilltop prairies as you travel through the woods.

Follow the trail north to Bone Yard Hollow, a unique historical area in Webster County. Bone Yard Hollow is said to have been given its name by early settlers who found large numbers of bison bones in the canyon. It is believed that the first inhabitants in the area drove herds of bison from the prairie over the cliff to their deaths so they might use the animals for their meat, hides, horns and bones.

Native American Mounds
Located in the upland timber, ancient Native American mounds overlook the Des Moines River Valley. There are one linear and two conical mounds at this site. All the mounds in this area probably date to the Woodland Culture, approximately 1100 A.D. The Indian mounds were either ceremonial or burial in nature. River Access
A boat ramp allows access to the Des Moines River for canoeists and anglers.

Facilities:

Day-use Lodges/Group Camp
There are two historic day-use lodges, South Lodge and Center Lodge, named for their locations in the park. These structures, built in the 1930s, stand as a legacy to the craftsmanship of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Their rustic-style architecture mirrors the rugged natural beauty of their surroundings. The lodges at Dolliver may be rented online as well and are for day use only. They are ideal for group events such as family reunions and wedding receptions.

Dolliver also has a group camp for family reunions, organized youth groups or church groups. The camp has a dining hall, modern restrooms and showers, and ten separate sleeping cabins.

Picnicking/Shelters
Two open picnic shelters may be reserved online. A playground is located in the picnic area for the younger visitors. Family Cabins
Dolliver has two basic family cabins that sleep four, and are equipped with a dorm-size refrigerator, cook-top stove, microwave and sink. They are located only a short distance from the modern restroom and shower building in the campground. Camping
Dolliver Campground is located in a pleasant setting overlooking the Des Moines River. Both electric and non-electric sites are available for reservations. The campground has modern restrooms and showers as well as a trailer dump station.

Nearby Attractions:

Lehigh is 3 miles southeast of the park, Otho is 6 miles northwest, Fort Dodge is 10 miles north and Webster City is 25 miles northeast.

Booking Window

Day-use Lodge

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Sun Jul 26 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Family Cabins Basic

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Sun Jul 26 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

RV Only

Mon Jul 28 2014 - Sun Oct 26 2014

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

Shelters

Wed Jul 30 2014 - Sun Jul 26 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Standard Electric

Mon Jul 28 2014 - Sun Oct 26 2014

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

Standard Non-Electric

Mon Jul 28 2014 - Sun Oct 26 2014

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

Youth Group Only

Mon Jul 28 2014 - Sun Oct 26 2014

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

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
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
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • LODGING, GROUP FACILITIES
  • Modern Restroom
  • PICNIC AREA
  • Park Office
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • RESTROOMS
  • River
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trash Dumpster
  • WILDFLOWER VIEWING
  • Walking
  • Water Hydrants
Less Than 1 Mile
  • RETAIL, ICE
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • RETAIL, BAIT & TACKLE
  • RETAIL, DRINKS
  • RETAIL, FIREWOOD
Within 10 Miles
  • GROCERY STORE
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Town
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $11.00
Standard Electric $16.00
Shelters $25.00
RV Only $16.00
Family Cabins Basic $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)
Day-use Lodge $30.00-$75.00
Off Peak Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
RV Only $11.00
Family Cabins Basic $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)
Day-use Lodge $30.00-$75.00
Walk In Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
RV Only $11.00
Family Cabins Basic $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)
Day-use Lodge $30.00-$75.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
RV Only $11.00
Family Cabins Basic $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)
Day-use Lodge $30.00-$75.00
Off Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
RV Only $11.00
Family Cabins Basic $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)
Day-use Lodge $30.00-$75.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Standard Non-Electric $11.00
Standard Electric $16.00
Shelters $25.00
RV Only $16.00
Family Cabins Basic $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)
Day-use Lodge $30.00-$75.00

*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):
42.38667, -94.08333
42°23'12"N, 94°5'0"W

From Fort Dodge go south on Nelson Ave / P59 to T Corner and turn left or head East on D33 and follow to park. From Lehigh take 290th or D43 northwest out of town turn right onto Dolliver Park Ave/D33 and follow to the park.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Dolliver Memorial State Park
2757 Dolliver Park Ave.
Lehigh  IA  50557

Phone Number:

Information:  (515)359-2539
Additional Information