Beaver Meadows

Beaver Meadows was donated to the State of Iowa in 1934 by the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company.   Developed as a State Park by the Works Progress Administration, the original park contained the nine-hole golf course, camping and picnic areas, and a low-head dam.  Today the park is owned by the city of Parkersburg and is managed by the Butler County Conservation Board.  The area offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities.  Fishing for smallmouth bass, catfish, and walleye is good in Beaver Creek and visitors are within walking distance of museums, fine dining, and a golf course.  Electrical hookups with both 30 and 50 amp service are available for up to twenty campers and a shelter house is also available. 


Beaver Meadows Campground is located on the north side of Parkersburg between Beaver Creek and Beaver Meadows Golf Course.  Park users gain access through the golf course entrance.


  • Camping area with 30 and 50 amp electrical service
  • Modern toilet facility with flush toilets and showers
  • Fishing access to Beaver Creek
  •  Shelter House
  • Playground
  • Located next to a public golf course

Operating Hours & Seasons

Beaver Meadows is open year round 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Access to the restrooms and electricity is limited by seasonal changes.



Beaver Meadows is currently open.