he current flooding impacting parts of Iowa is also causing some closures at state parks and recreational areas throughout the state.
The rapidly rising flood waters have caused full or partial closings at the following state parks:
- Walnut Woods State Park, West Des Moines
- Dolliver Memorial State Park, Lehigh
- Wilson Island State Recreational Area, Missouri Valley
- Springbrook State Park, Guthrie Center
- Wapsipinicon State Park, Anamosa
- Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park, Indianola
- Brushy Creek State Recreational Area, Lehigh
- George Wyth State Park, Waterloo
- Ledges State Park, Madrid
The safety of park visitors is the number one priority for DNR. Some parks could be closed for several days to allow the water to recede and cleanup efforts to take place before any visitors will be allowed back into the impacted areas.
For the latest list of closures and any updates affecting state parks and recreational areas, visit: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Places-to-Go/State-Parks/Alerts-and-Closures.