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UPDATE: Some state parks closed due to flooding, storm damage

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An update from the Iowa DNR Wednesday says the campground at Wapsipinicion State Park in Jones County has reopened. Part of the park is still closed due to flooding.

Meanwhile, the lower road at Backbone State Park in Delaware County is now open.


George Wyth State Park in Black Hawk County will likely be closed through the weekend due to flooding, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The only other state park closed in eastern Iowa is Wapsipinicion State Park in Jones County. It's closed due to flooding and the campground is also closed due to downed trees.

The Iowa DNR says it will contact campers with reservations in campgrounds that are closed.

Elsewhere, the lower roads at Backbone State Park in Delaware County is closed due to flash flooding, but the campground is unaffected and remains open.

Palisades-Kepler State Park's lower road leading to the beach and boat ramp is also closed due to flooding in Linn County, but the park is still open.

In Johnson County, Lake Macbride State Park is in the process of restoring its electricity. The Coralville Reservoir is within inches of back flowing into Lake Macbride, which would impact the beach, concession and some trails.

Three trails at Mines of Spain State Recreation Area in Dubuque County are flooded -- Calcite Trail, Mesquakie Trail and Cattesse Trail.

Clean-up is underway at Maquoketa Caves State Park as they clear downed trees from the road.

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