Northeast Iowa State Park to Get a Makeover
A northeast Iowa state park will undergo a major overhaul to improve the campground and main parking lot later this month.
Detra Dettmann is northeast district supervisor for the State Parks, Forests and Preserves Bureau with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. She says the project at Pikes Peak State Park will bring welcome improvements to one of the premier destination parks in Iowa.
Dettman says the campground’s electrical system will be upgraded, space will be added between the camp pads as will some pull-through campsites. Full hookup campsites will be added, additional water hydrants will be placed throughout the campground and there will be two dump stations. The overall number of campsites will remain about the same.
While the work in the park is underway, the main entrance to the park, just three miles south of McGregor in Clayton County, will be closed. Pikes Peak State Park sits 500 feet above the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers.
For more information and to find out the current status of the closure, go to the Pikes Peak webpage at www.iowadnr.gov/pikespeak.