Backbone State Park Campgrounds Closed Through May 14

Iowa’s state parks have extended their closures until May.

The DNR has announced that the state park’s campgrounds, playgrounds, cabins, shelters and other park facilities will remain closed until May 14th.

The DNR says they will work with guests to cancel reservations affected by this extension. If you have reservations for the month of May after the closure dates and feel cancelling your stay is the safest choice, they will waive the cancellation fee for visits with arrival dates through May 31st – just call 877-427-2757.

All programs and events at state parks are cancelled or postponed through at least May 14th too.

But state parks like Backbone remain open for day-use opportunities – visitors are just reminded to strictly abide the social distancing rules and not gather in groups.