The Ledges State Park campground will reopen on Saturday, December 1, following a renovation project that has kept it closed for all of 2018 season.
The renovation project included upgrading the electrical system to 50-amp service, extending the current water and sewer systems to establish new full hook-up sites, and resurfacing all campsite pads with new rock.
Ledges, like many Iowa State Parks, is currently in the non-peak season. The shower and modern restroom buildings are closed for the winter but there is a pit vault latrine located just outside the main campground entrance. Water to hydrants is also shut off at this time. Starting on December 1, all campsites at Ledges will be on a first come, first served basis through the winter season and reservations will go into effect for stays on April 1, 2019 and beyond.
“Although it’s not the peak season, it’s exciting to have the campground reopened,” says park manager Andy Bartlett. “In addition to upgrading the infrastructure needs of the campground, I hope campers to Ledges will appreciate the effort made to maintain site spacing and shade. Our staff is looking forward to a busy 2019 where visitors can expect opportunities such as interpretive programs, volunteer events, and a relaxing natural setting that has made the Ledges campground one of the most popular in Iowa.”