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Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area, Lake Macbride partially reopen following derecho

CEDAR RAPIDS– Campgrounds, cabins and shelters are open at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area following the Derecho in early August. The trails and the beach remain closed, as well as the lodge as DNR staff continue to work diligently to clean up damage left behind by August’s Derecho.
Lake Macbride State Park is partially open at this time with the shelters and boat ramps accessible. The campgrounds and lodge remain closed until further notice. Contractors are scheduled to remove large hanging tree limbs posing a serious danger to visitors in the park. Those areas of the park remain closed off to any visitors.
Palisades-Kepler State Park remains closed until further notice.
The DNR will directly contact anyone with reservations impacted by the closure of these parks.
DNR staff continue to clear damage and make necessary repairs following the major storm and provide updates when they become available.
For the latest on any park closures and alerts, visit www.iowadnr.gov/Places-to-Go/State-Parks/Alerts-and-Closures.