More Iowa State Park Facilities Will Open This Week
If you're planning on doing some camping with the family this summer, you'll be happy to hear that the Iowa DNR has released a list of state park facilities that will officially reopen this week!
A DNR press release outlines some of the changes at Iowa state parks, courtesy of an update on the DNR's website on Monday. Those changes include:
- Lodges/shelter reservations can be made on the DNR’s park reservation system for June 6th and later (groups are limited to 50% capacity of the facility and must social distance)
- Youth and group camps are open (groups are limited to 50% capacity of the facility and must social distance)
- Playgrounds are open
- Some events can now happen with social distancing protocols (get updates on those events HERE)
- Overnight campers can now have visitors at their campsite
The DNR website also notes that all modern restrooms and shower buildings are open, and cabins/yurts are open (with kitchen supplies removed). Any visitor center, museum, or nature center that's managed by a state park is still closed, but the website adds that many of them will open this month.
The Iowa DNR outlines the specific details for each individual state park on their site. You can click the name of each park for more information:
- Wapsipinicon State Park in Jones County
- Palisades-Kepler State Park in Linn County
- Backbone State Park in Delaware County
- George Wyth State Park in Black Hawk County
- Lake Macbride State Park in Johnson County
- Maquoketa Caves State Park in Jackson County
- Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in Linn County
- Union Grove State Park in Tama County
Read more on Iowa state parks HERE.