Campers anxious to reserve spots for the Fourth of July weekend should mark April 4 on their calendars, when reservations for that day open.


Campers can make reservations for sites three months ahead of their first night’s stay. For those planning in advance, 75 percent of electric and nonelectric sites are reservable, with the remaining sites open for walk-up camping that week.


Information on Iowa’s state parks is available online at www.iowadnr.gov/stateparks including the link to reservations. Campers can also log on directly to http://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com and enter their preferred dates and/or parks to make a reservation.