Webster County Campgrounds Opening Friday - May 15th, 2020

The RV sites at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park and Gypsum City OHV Park will open at 8:00 AM on Friday, May 15.

Only campers with self-contained restroom units will be permitted at this time. All modern restrooms, shower houses, shelter, lodges, overnight accommodations and playgrounds will remain closed. The reservation system for sites at Gypsum City is accepting reservations beginning May 15.

County park visitors and campers are expected to maintain proper social distancing (at least 6 feet of separation) and proper hygiene. In keeping with group size restrictions, campsites are to be occupied by the tenants of that site only at all times and no more than six people are to occupy a site at a time.

On Wednesday, May 6, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation allowing campgrounds across the state to open beginning Friday, May 8 "…provided that the campground implements reasonable measures…to ensure social distancing, increased hygiene practices, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 consistent with guidance issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health."

Among other precautions, there will be no firewood sales, canoe/kayak rentals, cabin reservations, or concessions offered at any of the parks. All conservation department buildings, including the Main Office remain closed. Parks, wildlife areas, and trails are open and will remain open as long as visitors are able to maintain proper social distancing.

For more information regarding Webster County Conservation campgrounds, parks, and facilities, call (515)576-4258 or email conservation@webstercountyia.org. Information is also available online at www.webstercountyia.org or on Webster County Conservation’s Facebook page.