Cozy Up in a State Park Cabin

Pine Lake State Park in Hardin County rents out stone and timber cabins with wood-burning fireplaces. Photo: Iowa DNR.

Winter is a great time to hike trails, watch wildlife and go ice fishing in Iowa’s state parks. It’s even better when the chilly adventure ends in a cozy cabin.

Rental cabins can accommodate two to 10 guests, depending on the unit, and are available year-round, with two-day minimums, starting as low as $35 per day. And if you book soon for a stay in January or February, you can get a 20% discount. Find detailed photos and information about the cabin amenities through on the state parks website.

Winter rental options include Backbone State Park near Strawberry PointBlack Hawk State Park in Lake ViewLake of Three Fires in Taylor County, Pine Lake in Hardin CountyUnion Grove in Tama County and Waubonsie in Fremont County.

You can learn more and make a reservation online.

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