Prairie Rose State Park, IA

Whether you are picnicking, swimming, camping, boating, hiking or fishing, the lake provides a real focal point at Prairie Rose State Park. Construction of the 218-acre lake started in the lake 1950s and the park was dedicated in 1962. Trails Approximately 7 miles of trails ...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Dec 21 2014   Later Dates

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East Campground Standard Electric 6 46 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 52 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 53 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 50 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 48 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 58 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 59 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 56 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 57 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 57 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 57 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 50 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 44 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 48 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 56 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 54 Back-In
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East Campground Standard Electric 6 60 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

Whether you are picnicking, swimming, camping, boating, hiking or fishing, the lake provides a real focal point at Prairie Rose State Park. Construction of the 218-acre lake started in the lake 1950s and the park was dedicated in 1962.

Recreation:

Trails
Approximately 7 miles of trails weave through the park. All the trails are open for hiking, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. An interpretive trail in the northwest corner of the park winds along the lakeshore. The trail is a great place to observe a variety of plants and wildlife and feature several areas of restored prairie along the way.

Lake Activities
The 218-acre lake is a focal point for park activities. The unsupervised beach provides swimming and sunbathing for young and old, and a playground is located nearby. There are two boat ramps that provide easy access to the lake for all types of boating, including ice boats in the winter. Any size boat motors may be used at "no-wake" speeds.

Anglers of all ages will find a challenge at Prairie Rose. The lake provides excellent bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, bluegill and crappie fishing on the water or from the shoreline. There are 6 fishing jetties to aid in shoreline access and two fish cleaning stations located on the lake for anglers' convenience.

Facilities:

Picnicking/Shelters
Prairie Rose State Park provides a number of beautiful picnic areas with spectacular views of the lake. In addition there are two open picnic shelters which can be reserved in advance. Both shelters have electricity with water and restrooms nearby, and are the perfect place for your next family reunion, birthday party or other event.

Camping
Camping at Prairie Rose, whether for a weekend or a family vacation, is delightful. The park boasts two campgrounds with sites that can be reserved in advance. The east campground has electric and full hook-up (electric, water, sewer) campsites, modern restrooms and showers and sanitary dump station. The west campground is popular with tenters and has non-electric and electric campsites and non-modern restroom facilities. The east campground also has a basketball court, horseshoe pits and playground.

Cabins
Two camping cabins offer another overnight option for park visitors. Each cabin is equipped with heat/AC, microwave, dorm fridge, table and chairs, two twin-over-full bunk beds, picnic table and fire ring. There are water hydrants and a pit latrine adjacent to the cabins and a courtesy dock is nearby. Each cabin accommodates 5 people, with a maximum of 7, and can be reserved in advance.

Nearby Attractions:

Each June the town of Walnut hosts an antique festival that draws people from around the country. There are stock car races every Saturday night at the Shelby County Speedway.

Nearby Towns
Prairie Rose State Park is located 3 miles south of Harlan, Iowa and 8 miles north of Walnut, Iowa.

Booking Window

Camping Cabins

Thu Sep 25 2014 - Mon Sep 21 2015

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

Shelters

Thu Sep 25 2014 - Mon Sep 21 2015

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

Standard Electric

Tue Sep 23 2014 - Sun Dec 21 2014

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

Tue Sep 23 2014 - Sun Dec 21 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

Tue Sep 23 2014 - Sun Dec 21 2014

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

Tent Only

Tue Sep 23 2014 - Sun Dec 21 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

Tue Sep 23 2014 - Sun Dec 21 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
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Cabins
  • Canoeing
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Sales
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • GROCERY STORE
  • HORSESHOE PITS
  • Hiking
  • INTERPRETIVE TRAIL
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayaking
  • Modern Restroom
  • Mountain Biking
  • PARK LAKE
  • PICNIC AREA
  • Park Office
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • RESTROOMS
  • Showers
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trash Dumpster
  • Walking
  • Water Hydrants
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM/CASH MACHINE
  • Antiquing
  • CHURCH
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Hospital
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • RETAIL, BAIT & TACKLE
  • RETAIL, DRINKS
  • RETAIL, ICE
  • RV / Camper Maintenance
  • 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
Tent Only $11.00
Standard Non-Electric $11.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $19.00
Standard Electric $16.00
Shelters $25.00
Camping Cabins $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)
Off Peak Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
Youth Group Only $15.00
Tent Only $6.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Camping Cabins $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)
Walk In Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Youth Group Only $15.00
Tent Only $6.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Camping Cabins $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Tent Only $6.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Camping Cabins $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)
Off Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Tent Only $6.00
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Camping Cabins $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Tent Only $11.00
Standard Non-Electric $11.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $19.00
Standard Electric $16.00
Shelters $25.00
Camping Cabins $35.00
($210.00 Weekly**)

*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):
41.605, -95.21583
41°36'18"N, 95°12'57"W

From Interstate-80 take exit 46 (Walnut exit). Go north on county road M-47 8 miles to park entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Prairie Rose State Park
680 Road M47
Harlan  IA  51537

Phone Number:

Information:  (712) 773 - 2701
Additional Information