Union Grove State Park, IA

Union Grove State Park, located in northwest Tama County, is a great place to enjoy outdoor recreational opportunities such as fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, bird watching and camping. The park was established in 1938 and its focal point is beautiful 110-acre Union Grove Lake...
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Overview

Description

Union Grove State Park, located in northwest Tama County, is a great place to enjoy outdoor recreational opportunities such as fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, bird watching and camping. The park was established in 1938 and its focal point is beautiful 110-acre Union Grove Lake. The lake and the attractive parklands provide a pleasing contrast to the nearby residential and agricultural areas. Union Grove truly offers outdoor recreation fun for everyone.

Recreation:

Lake Activities
The beach at Union Grove Lake offers unsupervised swimming fun for visitors of all ages. The lake also has two boat ramps, one near the beach and one on the west side of the lake. The lake is a "no-wake" lake. Anglers can expect to find bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, saugeye, walleye and northern pike in the lake.

Trails
The park has three miles of scenic trails for hiking and snowmobiling. A variety of wildlife can be seen along the trails with deer and turkey being the most common, as well as numerous varieties of song birds and waterfowl. A beautiful re-established prairie and a pine plantation are located in the northeast corner of the park, just off the main roadway.

Facilities:

Picnicking/Shelters
Union Grove is a fine place for a family picnic. A number of shaded picnic areas are present, all within sight of the lake. An open picnic shelter near the west boat ramp may be reserved in advance.

Camping
The campground is currently undergoing renovation at Union Grove State Park. Upon completion the modern campground will have nonelectric and full hook-up (electric, water, sewer) campsites, a modern showerhouse and restrooms and a sanitary dump station.

Nearby Attractions:

The annual Gladbrook Corn Carnival is held at the end of June and the Cornman Triathalon, which takes place in the park, is held in July. Matchstick Marvels, located in Gladbrook, features rocket ships, battleships and Pentagon replicas constructed entirely of matchsticks by a local resident.

Nearby Towns
Union Grove State Park is located 6 miles south of Gladbrook and 5 miles northwest of Garwin. The park is 16 miles from Marshalltown, 20 miles from Tama.

and 18 miles from Toledo.

Booking Window

Buddy

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.

Family Cabins Modern

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 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.

Tent 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.

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

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
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jogging/Running
  • Modern Restroom
  • PARK LAKE
  • PICNIC AREA
  • PICNICKING
  • Park Office
  • Parking
  • RESTROOMS
  • Showers
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Walking
  • Water Hydrants
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • CHURCH
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • GROCERY STORE
  • Medical Clinic
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital
  • Motel
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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
Tent Only $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Shelters $25.00
Family Cabins Modern $75.00
($450.00 Weekly**)
Buddy $22.00-$28.00
Walk In Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Youth Group Only $15.00
Tent Only $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Shelters $25.00
Family Cabins Modern $75.00
($450.00 Weekly**)
Buddy $22.00-$28.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Tent Only $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Shelters $25.00
Family Cabins Modern $75.00
($450.00 Weekly**)
Buddy $22.00-$28.00
Off Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Tent Only $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Shelters $25.00
Family Cabins Modern $75.00
($450.00 Weekly**)
Buddy $22.00-$28.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Tent Only $11.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $19.00
Shelters $25.00
Family Cabins Modern $75.00
($450.00 Weekly**)
Buddy $32.00-$38.00
Off Peak Season
Oct 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
Youth Group Only $15.00
Tent Only $6.00
Standard Full Hook-Up $14.00
Shelters $25.00
Family Cabins Modern $75.00
($450.00 Weekly**)
Buddy $22.00-$28.00

*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):
42.13556, -92.72389
42°8'8"N, 92°43'26"W

Drive 5 miles south of Gladbrook on county road T-47. Turn west on 220th St. and continue 1 mile to the park entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Union Grove State Park
1225 220th Street
Gladbrook  IA  50635

Phone Number:

Project Office: (641) 473 - 2556
Additional Information