The Pammel Park campground is now closed for the season. Thank you to everyone that visited Pammel Park during the 2019 camping season. 

Camping reservations can now be made for the entire 2020 camping season. To make reservations for next year, visit, select Madison County, and Select the Facilities page to search for the dates you are looking for. 

Holiday weekends will fill up fast so make sure you get your reservations made early if you enjoy celebrating your holidays in the park. 

2019 Halloween Hikes Thank You

It takes a village to pull off the Halloween Hikes event each year with over 30 volunteers and contributors at the lodge and dozens more in the campground. 

At this time, we would like to thank those volunteers that help run the event including all of the Pammel Park campers that spent the weekend decorating their campsites and handing out candy to the hayrack rides. We had over 100 participants and volunteers make their way through the campground during the event this year and they all enjoyed the show. Also, thank you to the campground hosts, Laura and Larry Silverthorn for organizing the campground decorating contest and trick-or-treating again this year. 

Of course, we couldn’t have a hayrack without our drivers. Thank you, Terry McNamara and Malcom Cortner, for arranging the hayrack rides and providing transportation to the campground this year. 

It is always nice to warm up in the lodge with hot cider and goodies after a cool hayrack ride. Thank you to the many community members and members of our foundation, Madison County Foundation for Environmental Education, for providing the goodies at the event this year. 

The children’s games in the lodge were a hit again this year. Thanks to Naomi Hupton, Traci and Brooklyn Davis, Scott Warnke, and Jim and Brenda Holley for keeping the games and check-in process running smoothly. 

The entire event would not be possible without the help of the Winterset High School Conservation Club. Thank you to the club advisor, Annette Purdy, and all of the students from the high school that provided entertainment and guided guests along the trail.