Win big with your State Park Passport

Pikes Peak State Park in McGregor is one of 60 stops to check off your State Park Passport. Photo: Northeast Iowa RC&D.

The Iowa State Park Passport program is making a comeback in 2023, offering outdoor enthusiasts a fun and rewarding way to explore the state’s parks and forests. From June 1 to Oct. 31, participants can earn points by checking into over 60 locations. With the mobile app, participants can earn points at each park, and discovering “hidden gems” within each location earns you bonus points. Once they rack up enough points, users can redeem them for various prizes.

The “hidden gems” within each park include various points of interest like historical markers and scenic overlooks. By posting a selfie at a hidden gem with the hashtag #IowaStateParks on social media, participants have a chance to win an outdoor cooking package.

The more points earned, the more prizes passholders can redeem, including discounts on camping stays, weather-proof stickers, and ceramic coffee mugs. Passholders also have the opportunity to win a paddling package or a three-night cabin stay through a drawing for every 300 points earned. Learn more and sign up to participate online.


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