Polk County Conservation

Closures and Reroutes

Monday, July 31, 2017

Below are current park and trail closures and reroutes:

Great Western Trail Re-route Begins on July 28

Development work near the Great Western Trail will result a portion of the trail being relocated between Hwy 5 and Maffitt Lake Road.

Polk County Conservation has worked with the other parties to move the trail right-of-way to an alternate route, preserving a continuous corridor while avoiding at grade road crossings and conflicts with multiple commercial trail crossings.

The trail is not expected to be closed during this construction period that will last through mid-fall. Please be cautious in this area.

Canoe & Kayak Rental at Chichaqua Closed Due to Low Water

Due to low water levels in the Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt oxbows, canoe and kayak rentals are closed until further notice. This notice will be removed when rentals become available again.

Jester Park Camp Area #6 Closed from August 21-September 15

Jester Park Camp Area #6 will be closed for camping 8/21-9/15 due to set up and tear down related to the Sunday, September 3rd, Glow Wild event.

Yellow Banks Campground 1 & 2 in September

Campground 1 & 2 at Yellow Banks Park will be closed intermittently during the month of September while paving occurs on the campground roads.

One campground will remain open at all times. However, campsites will be limited.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but we are excited to bring you this enhanced camping improvement. To check on campsite availability prior to your visit, contact Charlie Finch at 515-250-1031.  


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Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354
pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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