Yellow Smoke Park

Yellow Smoke is a 358 acre recreation area with camping, cabins, shelters, picnic areas, 40 acre lake, fishing, Environmental Education Center, hiking trails, and a 4 mile paved walking/biking trail.


One mile east of Denison, IA on US Highway 30 and .5 mile north on Yellow Smoke Road.


  • 61 site and 15 site campground with water and electric hookups
  • The campgrounds feature modern showers and restroom facilities
  • Cabins with heat, air conditioning, kitchenette, and modern restrooms (open year round)
  • Two open and one enclosed shelter house for rent
  • Beach with swimming area and bathhouse
  • Environmental Education Center
  • 40 acre lake with cement boat ramp
  • Handicapped accessible fishing pier
  • 4 mile paved walking/biking trail

Operating Hours & Seasons

6:00 AM until 10:30 PM daily

Camping usually runs from mid-April through October, weather permitting.