Iowa State Parks Expect Busy Holiday Traffic
Iowa State Parks will be filled to near capacity for the Memorial Day weekend as many of the reservable campsites were snapped up in late February. Campers who are still looking for a site should call the park early to see if any walk-up sites are available, the Newton Daily News reported.
Kevin Szcodronski, chief of the State Parks Bureau with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said his staff is been busy preparing parks for the first major holiday of the season.
“It seems like there is never enough time in the day to get all the work done to prepare for the first holiday, but we have a dedicated staff who put in the time, love what they do, and know many of their campers by name,” Szcodronski said.
Campers will begin arriving a few days ahead of the holiday until the parks fill to capacity on Friday evening.
“We are going to be full,” Szcodronski said. “We like to remind our campers to be respectful of each other, be patient, pick-up after yourself and to help us maintain the park by leaving the site in as good of shape or better than you found it.”