FLOODING DAMAGE: Parks, Camgrounds Close

Posted on: 2:30 pm, June 25, 2013, by

dnr

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has decided to close George Wyth State Park in Black Hawk County because of flooding from the Cedar River.

The park is scheduled to close at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and will remain closed until July 1st, provided there is no additional rainfall in the Cedar River watershed. The park was also closed in May because of flooding.

Campers who had reservations for the days affected will be given refunds.

The DNR is also closing the campground at Yellow River State Forest in Allamakee County after it was damaged in flooding over the weekend. The damage is being evaluated and no time-table has been set on when it will re-open.

Reservations for camping at Yellow River Forest will not be taken through the end of July.