The Iowa State Park Passport is back! With a new way to earn points, you’ll love discovering hidden gems in the state park system.

Park visitors can sign up and download the State Park Passport onto a mobile device to earn points toward prizes and giveaway opportunities. In its fifth year, the Passport has been a popular way to explore new parks and track outdoor adventures.

How to Play:
Passport holders can earn points by checking into more than 60 state parks and forests using the online app. Each park has a different point value (either 100, 200 or 300 points), with “hidden gem parks” earning higher points.
Build points to redeem prizes. If you cash in, start back at zero and keep visiting parks to earn additional prizes: 500 points – any passholder redeeming at this level gets $5.00 an overnight camping stay.

  • 1,000 points – first 500 passholders to redeem at this level get a beautiful and unique sticker! Created by Iowa artist Naomi Friend, choose from 20 different state park designs.
  • 2,500 points – first 300 passholders to redeem at this level get a free Iowa state park t-shirt.
  • Grand Prize – each check-in will be counted as an entry for a grand prize of a 3-night stay at a cabin at Backbone State Park. No limit to the number of entries per passholder!

2024 Parks Passport Prize Promotion Rules