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Season Dates
Current Status - Open year round
Walk In
01 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024
Off Peak
01 Apr 2024 - 30 Apr 2024
Peak
01 May 2024 - 15 Oct 2024
Off Peak
16 Oct 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
Walk In
01 Nov 2024 - 31 Mar 2025
List
Feb 23 2024 - Mar 07 2024
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Alerts and Important Information
It is in direct violation of the USDA APHIS quarantine for you to bring firewood from quarantined states into Iowa. Any firewood brought in to this park must be used or left at the park.

The entire forest is open to hunting in season except for campgrounds.

Motor vehicle operation is permitted only on roads. ATVs are not permitted anywhere on the forest, trails or roads. Snowmobiles are only allowed on designated routes.

Equestrian riding is only allowed on designated trails, roads and campgrounds. Mountain bikes are allowed on equestrian trails.

Camping is allowed only in designated areas; there is no overflow camping allowed.

Attention Equestrian Riders: State regulations require horses, mules and donkeys being transported interstate (from one state to another) must have a current Certification of Veterinary Inspection (health certificate) and a negative Coggin's test (EIA). This paperwork must accompany the animal into the State of Iowa. Please refer to www.iowaagriculture.gov/animalindustry/horseadmissionregs.asp for more information. This law applies to equestrian camping, day-use and trail riding in any State owned Park or Forest.

Yellow River State Forest camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Yellow River State Forest campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Yellow River State Forest or day pass availability.

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