Pammel State Park

Harmon Tunnel-Pammel Park

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»   Prehistoric Pammel - Ages 5-7
June 5 - June 6, 2024   9:00 - 11:30 AM
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June 11 - June 12, 2024   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Nature. It's all about Connections - Ages 5-7
June 19 - June 20, 2024   9:00 - 11:30 AM
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June 21 - June 21, 2024   8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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June 26 - June 27, 2024   6:00 - 9:00 PM
»   Spiders, Snakes and Sasquatch - Ages 8-12
July 9 - July 10, 2024   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Camp Classics - Ages 5-7
July 16 - July 16, 2024   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Predators and Planets - Ages 8-12
July 25 - July 26, 2024   7:00 - 10:00 PM
»   Water Rescue! Session 1 - Ages 8-12
July 30 - July 30, 2024   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Water Rescue! Session 2 - Ages 8-12
July 31 - July 31, 2024   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
»   Volunteer Registration - Madison County Conservation Board
January 1, 2025   
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Pammel Park was originally one of the first State Parks in Iowa (dedicated in 1928), Pammel Park has been managed by the Madison County Conservation Board since 1989. Pammel is noted for its natural woodland beauty highlighted by its signature limestone ridge known as the “backbone”. Pammel is home to numerous botanical treasurers that include a lush diversity of woodland vegetation from wildflowers and native plants to the best quality Walnut stands in central Iowa. Some of the oldest recorded Oak trees anywhere in the State grow from the craggy surfaces of the “backbone”. All this natural beauty is graced with the meandering flow of Middle River. This 350 acre park, with carefully planned development, is quickly becoming the destination park of the Madison County park system.




Location

Pammel Park is located 4 miles southwest of Winterset. Modern camping facilities are located on the Backbone. Directions: From Winterset travel west on State Highway 92 for 1 mile, turn south on County Highway P68 for 3 miles. See information below for additional details on fees.



Features

Facilities & Features •Picnic Grounds •Pammel Lodge •Backbone Shelter •Modern Bathrooms •Play Equipment •Trails •Middle River Ford •Harmon Tunnel •Modern Campgrounds •Cabins •Dump Station •Nature Center Activities