Yellow Smoke Park is a 359 acre recreation area located
one mile east of
Denison on Highway 30, then one-half
mile north. The park has been developed for picnicking,
hiking, biking, camping, swimming, boating, canoeing,
sailing, and fishing. Playground equipment is available
near the campground. Two large open shelters are
available on a first come - first served basis or by calling
the Conservation Office in the Courthouse at 712-263-2748
for reservations. One large enclosed shelter is available
year round by reservation only.
There is one large 61 site campground with modern
conveniences including comfort station, sanitary dump
station, water and electric hookups.
Campers are required to self-register at the campgrounds
within one hour following arrival. There is no reserving of
sites before the unit arrives..
A 40 acre lake, with depths up to 36 feet is stocked with
bluegill, channel cat, crappie, and large mouth bass.
Two handicap accessible piers are available to the public,
one on the south side of the lake, the other in the
Electric - $18.00
Shelter Rates
Enclosed Lookout - $110.00
($200.00 Clean-Up Deposit)

Reserved Open Shelters - $35.00
$100 Deposit on Open Shelters
Shelters can be reserved up to 12 months in advance.
Please remember that all areas are carry
in - carry out pertaining to trash. What you
bring in please carry out.
If not reserved, open shelters are on a first
come first served basis
Yellow Smoke Park
2237 Yellow Smoke Road
Denison, Iowa. 51442
Sorry, we do not take reservations for overnight camping
Call 712-263-2748 To Make Your Reservations.
(We do not accept reservations by email at this time)
Shelter Photos: Look Out- Woodland - Lake Side
Notice To Fisherman
Minimum Legal Length For Bass
15 Inches
This is to:
1. Prevent Overharvest of Bass
2. Provide more Bass fishing
3. Increase Quality of Bass & Bluegill
4. Maintain Preditors to Control Small Bluegill
Legal Limits
Largemouth Bass 3
Channel Catfish 8
Crappie 25
Bluegill; 25
Illegal Bass Must Be Returned To The Water
Unharmed Immediately After Being Taken
Yellow Smoke Cabins
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Campgrounds are now open... Sign your kids up for the Summer Nature Camps! Go to the Summer Nature Camp Link below for details...Knee - High Naturalist Program and Easter Egg Hunt & Dutch Over Cooking, go to the NEWS page for more details... The new cabin is now ready for renting, go to the Cabin Page for details.......
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