Please bring or plan to purchase enough food for everyone in your camping party for the entire weekend. Local grocery stores are just a short drive from the campsite.
Harvest Feast is Friday at 6:00pm. The Lammasfest committee will provide the main course which includes hamburgers, veggieburgers and condiments. Everyone with a full weekend registration is welcome. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, plus the ingredient list to display for anyone who has food allergies. (recommended to feed 10 – 12).
There is drinkable water available at Cottonwood, but bring your own bottles to carry water with you through out the day. You can also bring your own bottled water and/or ice to help keep you cool during the HOT weather.
This is a family event, therefore we do ask that alcohol use be kept to a minimum. We do not have a problem with ADULTS indulging in their favorite adult beverages, but excessive consumption will be grounds for expulsion from the event. Excessive consumption will be defined as being out of control, or creating a public nuisance or disturbance. No underage drinking is permitted. If you are an adult and chose to drink, please do so responsibly.
Due to a parking shortage at the campsite, there will be specific parking instructions at check in, and a shuttle system in place for Friday to expedite the process.
Children are welcome at the event, but parents are expected to arrange for childcare or keep their children with them at all times.
If you are considering bringing pets with you to LammasFest, please be aware that pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash which must be attached to an ADULT at all times. We reserve the right to help you find a kennel to board your animal(s) or ask you to leave if you do not adhere to this policy.
The Lammas Committee will have a security team on the site throughout most of the waking hours of the event. Please contact a member of security if you have any concerns. The Lammas Security team has been instructed to call the park rangers or the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department for anything they feel is out of the range of their expertise. The Lammas Committee will back up any decisions made by law enforcement.
Please follow all Cottonwood Campsite rules and regulations.
No illegal or controlled substance use will be allowed.
From Interstate 80 East and West:
- Take the Dubuque Street exit and go north on “Dubuque Street NE” for approximately 4 miles.
- The Coralville Dam area will be on your right. The road is “W Overlook Road NE”.
- Proceed into the park, through a housing area, about two miles.
- You will come to a stop sign which has a road to both left and straight ahead
- Take the road which is straight ahead – it has another stop sign almost immediately.
- Turn right and proceed about 1/4 mile. On your right is the Cottonwood campsite.
In Case of Bad Weather
The Corp of Engineers will do everything they can to ensure the safety of camping guests. In case of potentially severe weather, the Park Ranger will notify a member of the Lammas Security team who will then notify event participants. In case of rapidly approaching weather with no time to notify individual campsites, the Rangers will use a loudspeaker to make the warning announcement. In case of tornado, damaging winds, hail, severe lightning, etc. campers are advised to seek shelter in the bathrooms.