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Frequently Asked Questions

Campgrounds

Q.

Do you accept credit cards?

A.

Yes, for reservations only.

Q.

Do you allow campers to cut their own wood?

A.

Yes, dead wood on the ground with hand or bow saws only.

Q.

Do you allow chainsaws to be used in the campgrounds?

A.

No.

Q.

Do you have coupons or punch cards for frequent campers?

A.

No.

Q.

Do you sell firewood at the campgrounds?

A.

Yes, at Roberts Creek East, West, and the Marion County Park.

Q.

How close to my arrival date can I make a camping reservation?

A.

Reservations must be made at least 4 full days prior to your arrival date.

Q.

How do I cancel my camping reservation and do I get a refund?

A.

Cancellations must be made at least 14 days prior to your arrival date by phone or e-mail. The fee for 2 nights of camping is non-refundable.

Q.

How do I check for available campsites?

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How do I hold a campsite without a reservation?

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The site must be paid for, the registration card must be filled out, and the site must be occupied by a camping unit, boat trailer, or vehicle. 

Q.

How do I make a camping reservation?

A.

Reservations may be made at MyCountyParks.com

Q.

How far in advance can I make a camping reservation?

A.

Reservations may be made up to 1 year in advance.

Q.

How many camping units per site?

A.

You may have one tent or one wheeled unit per site.

Q.

How many people are allowed per site?

A.

Six.

Q.

Is there a fee for making a camping reservation?

A.

The My County Parks Website charges an administrative fee of $4.00 for each campsite or cabin reserved.

Q.

What services are available at the campground?

A.

Campsites vary from 50/30/20 amp full-service sites to 50/30/20 anp water and electric sites. Each
campground has a modern restroom/shower facility, sanitary dumping station, water hydrants, and fire rings.

Q.

What types of camping surfaces are available?

A.

Concrete slabs and rock.

Q.

Will I be able to get into the campground after closing time?

A.

Yes.

Picnic Areas & Shelters

Q.

Do you have completely enclosed meeting facilities?

A.

No.

Q.

Do you have shelters and can they be reserved?

A.

Yes, reservations are on a first come-first serve basis, and if desired they can be reserved for a fee of $25.00 -
$40.00 by calling the appropriate Park. (Marion County Park only)

Q.

Do your shelters have electricity and lights?

A.

Yes (no lights in shelter # 3 at Marion County Park)

Historical Village

Q.

Who do I contact for Historical Village information? (In regard to tours, church reservations, historical information, etc.)

A.

Craig Agan
Historical Society President
(641) 891-0445

Cabins

Q.

Are park gates locked at night?

A.

Yes, at 8:00 pm nightly.

Q.

Are pets allowed in the cabins?

A.

No.

Q.

Can I get back into the park after the gates are locked?

A.

You will be provided with a code.

Q.

Can I leave my boat on the shore during cabin stays?

A.

Yes.

Q.

Do you accept credit cards?

A.

Yes.

Q.

Do you allow tents or camping units adjacent to the cabins?

A.

No.

Q.

Do you have boat docks?

A.

No.

Q.

Do you have cable or satellite TV?

A.

Yes.

Q.

Do you rent boats or other watercraft?

A.

Yes, we rent Canoes, Contact Marla at 641-205-3820

Q.

How big are the cabins?

A.

Two bedroom cabins are roughly 900 square feet. Three bedroom cabins are roughly 1700 square feet.

Q.

How do I find out availability of cabins?

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How do I make a reservation?

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How far in advance can I make a reservation?

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Reservations may be made up to two years in advance

Q.

How many people will the cabins sleep?

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The two-bedroom cabins will sleep 6, and the three-bedroom will sleep 10.

Q.

Is smoking allowed in the cabins?

A.

No.

Q.

What amenities are included in the cabin?

A.

The camper will need to provide pots & pans cooking utensils, table service, toiletries, and bedding.

Q.

What is the reservation cancellation policy?

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25% of the total fee is non-refundable. The remainder is refunded if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to your arrival date. Within 14 days there are no refunds.

Boat Ramp

Q.

Do you have a courtesy dock?

A.

No.

Q.

Is there a fee to launch a boat?

A.

No.

Q.

Where is the boat ramp located?

A.

The boat ramp is ¾ mile east of Cordova Park entrance on County Road G-28.

Miscellaneous

Q.

Do you have a Disc Golf Course?

A.

Yes, near the East campground of Roberts Creek Park.

Q.

Do you have any parks close to Lake Red Rock?

A.

Yes, Roberts Creek Park and Cordova Park are located adjacent to Lake Red Rock.

Q.

What are the rates?

A.

Current cabin and camping rates may be viewed at MyCountyParks.com

Q.

What cities are closest to your parks?

A.

Marion County Park
on the West edge of Knoxville
 

Roberts Creek Park
7 miles West of Pella


Cordova Park
9 miles West of Pella

Q.

When is the next Hunter Education Course in Marion County?

A.

See the Iowa DNR website for more information. 

Q.

Where can I get additional information?

Tower

Q.

How many steps to the top?

A.

170 steps.

Q.

Is the tower handicapped accessible?

A.

No.

Q.

Is there a fee?

A.

Yes, $0.50 per person, payable at the turnstile. You will need to bring your own quarters.

Map · Marion County Conservation

214 E Main St · Knoxville, IA 50138