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Camping Season/Fees

Howell Station
2016 Camping Season:
April 21 - October 17

Camping Fee:
$20.00/night

Reservations Accepted: Yes
Phone: 1-877-444-6777
Online: www.recreation.gov

Boat Ramp Launch Fee:
$4.00/launch*
*(free launch for registered campers in Corps parks and for America the Beautiful Senior/Acess Cardholders)

Howell Station Recreation Area

Howell Station Recreation Area is located below the Red Rock Dam on the north side of the Des Moines River. Howell Station is the largest recreation area at the lake managed by the Corps, providing 143 campsites. This area has access to the Volksweg and other hiking trails, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, playgrounds and shower facilities. The park contains a select amount of first-come, first-serve sites (primarily located in the "Pilot Point" loop.

To make a reservation, please contact the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or on-line at www.recreation.gov.  There is no additional reservation fee. 

Location

Howell Station Recreation Area
1081 198th Place
Pella, IA  50219

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Contact Information

Fee Booth Hours:
Sun.-Thurs.: 9:00-11:00 a.m. & 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Fri. - Sat.: 9:00 -11:00 a.m. & 3:00-9:00 p.m.

Corps of Engineers Office:
Phone:   (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690
Email:  lakeredrock@usace.army.mil