Four state parks remain closed following derecho


DES MOINES — Four state parks will remain closed until at least Aug. 31, following the derecho that left major storm damage across much of the state on Aug. 10.

Palisades-Kepler State Park (Linn County), Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area (Linn County), Lake Macbride State Park (Johnson County) and Wapsipinicon State Park (Jones County) will remain closed through the end of the month as staff continue to focus on clean-up efforts of storm damage at these parks.

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