LEE COUNTY – Lee County Conservation is launching a new campground reservation process at the beginning of the year. All reservations will be taken online through mycountyparks.com. Mycountyparks.com is the Iowa County Conservation System’s website that provides information about all 99 County Conservation Boards in Iowa. Currently, about 35 other counties are using this website for reservations.
People will be able to start making reservations on January 2nd at 9:00 a.m. The Lee County Conservation staff encourages everyone to visit mycountyparks.com before January 2nd to set up a user account. This action will ensure individuals have everything in place to make their first reservation quickly and successfully.
The online reservation cost will be $21.00 per night, along with a $4.00 processing fee per reservation. All reservations must be made five days before the day of arrival. Clint Oldfield, Lee County Conservation Park Ranger, indicates the public supports the new reservation program.
“People look forward to the convenience of the new system as they will be able to make a reservation from anywhere and at any time,” Oldfield said.
“It is going to reduce the number of steps it currently takes our campers to make a reservation. They will now be able to see the calendar at all times, and will not have to make a call to confirm the availability of a reservable site.”
Not all campsites will be reservable at the Lee County Conservation Campgrounds, he said.
“We will have 15 sites at Pollmiller, 8 sites at Wilson Lake, and all of the sites at Chatfield available for online reservations.”
Lee County Conservation has all the campsites on mycountyparks.com, so campers can visit the website to see what sites will be available for reservations on Jan. 2nd.
Campers with questions are encouraged to call the Lee County Conservation office at (319) 463-7673. Staff members will be available to help answer any questions or help with any technical difficulties people may experience with the new system.
“I would be happy to answer any questions I can to help people through this new process,” said Connie Clark-Hudson, Lee County Conservation Office Manager.