Cabin users should bring their own bedding, towels, and any other camping supplies.
Reservations can be made for these cabins on the Iowa State Parks reservation website.
Through his efforts, the conservation movement was fostered in Iowa.
In recognition of his contributions, Lake Darling State Park was named in his honor.
Camping cabins may be reserved for a 2-night minimum stay.
The cabins sleep four and are equipped with a bunk bed, futon, and table with chairs.
These two bedroom cabins have a queen sized bed, a table and chairs, and a futon.
They are located only a short distance from the modern rest room and shower building in the campground.One fourth of the campsites are still available for self-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. (swimming, boating, fishing) The beach at Lake Darling is a fun spot for swimmers and sunbathers, young and old. Lake Darling is a popular boating lake for both power and non-power boats.There are boat rental opportunities through park staff.Lake Darling State Park is a great place for a family cookout. Two open picnic shelters are available for use and may be reserved online through the park reservation system. Completed in 2008, the lodge is quickly becoming a popular place for reunions, parties and weddings.Reservation for the lodge can be made online through the park reservation system.There is also a 1.5 mile paved fishing trail that is ADA accessible and runs along the south shoreline of the lake. "Ding" Darling, for whom the park was named, "set the gate," a ceremony in which an honored guest closes the valve on the spillway, completing the impoundment process.Lake Darling State Park was dedicated on September 17, 1950. Ding Darling was the editorial cartoonist of the Des Moines Register and was a champion of conservation during the early part of this century.They provide paddle boats, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, single kayaks, double kayaks.Can accommodate businesses or groups for special events. Catfish and crappies are probably the most prevalent catch for most anglers.Several trails are present and hikers will see a variety of plant, animal and bird species.One of the trails extends through a re-established prairie and another winds through heavily wooded timber to a cemetery dating back to the 1800s.