Flooding prompts numerous Iowa State Park closures

posted by Sue Danielson -

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has announced flooding has forced closures at numerous state parks.

The following state parks, trails and campgrounds are currently closed or will be closing as the flood waters rise.

George Wyth State Park - closing on Friday, June 22, including Brinker 

LakeWilson Island State Recreation Area - closing Friday, June 22 at noon

Dolliver State Park - closed

Ledges State Park - Lower Ledges Road and parking lots closed

Elk Rock State Park - equestrian trail closed

Brushy Creek State Recreation Area - bike and equestrian trails closed

Big Creek State Park -Neil Smith Trail closed

Volga River State Park - equestrian trails closed

Backbone State Park - closed

The DNR says as the flood waters recede over the next couple of weeks, DNR staff will work to reopen the closed areas.

The predicted flooding in some areas will likely cause closures during the Fourth of July holiday. The DNR is processing refunds for campsite reservations and facility rentals (cabins, shelters, day-use lodges) impacted by the closures. 

If your reservation is affected you will be contacted directly.

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