Welcome to the Friends of Mini-Wakan State Park's Website.  

The restoration of the Mini-Wakan State Park is a joint venture by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Spirit Lake Protective Association.

With the DNR’s help, the shelter house was designated a priority within the State of Iowa’s Restore Iowa funding plan during the 1990’s. Unfortunately, money for the program was cut before Mini-Wakan was restored. During a public input meeting in the fall of 2007 the DNR reaffirmed the restoration of Mini-Wakan as a priority. The members of the SLPA strongly favored restoring the building rather demolishing and rebuilding it because of its historic significance. A committee was formed to develop a restoration plan for the property. The committee includes both local residents as well as representatives from the DNR.


The Mini-Wakan shelter house is now available for your event! Please call the DNR to make a reservation at: 712-337-3211

The final design for the restoration of the Mini-Wakan shelter is now available to view! Visit the Design page to review the plan.

Purchase your own Mini-Wakan Shelter Ornament from WipperWillow and 10% of your purchase will go to the restoration project! Click here to order yours! (picture on right)


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Spirit Lake Protective Association
P.O. Box 51 Spirit Lake, IA 51360