DNR Expecting Busy Campgrounds for Labor Day Weekend


DES MOINES, Iowa — Campers are getting their tents and RVs ready for Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of summer.

According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, most of the parks with electricity are already full. There are still a few campsites with electricity available at Marble Beach, Pilot Knob, Lake Wapello, and Lake Keomah.

“We’ve had a good summer and I expect that to continue with our campgrounds near capacity of Labor Day weekend,” says Todd Coffelt with the DNR.

Not all campsites are able to be reserved in the online system. The DNR holds back 25 to 50 percent of the sites at each park, so they are available on a first come first serve basis.

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