DNR Special Events

Welcome to the Iowa DNR Special Events Application System!


Special Events are events hosted by clubs, organizations, or the general public on state-managed lands or waters. These special events include more than 700 fishing tournaments; up to 500 ATV, snowmobile, and boating activities; dog field trials; Scouting events and more.

This site allows you to simply browse through the listing of special events, or perform detailed searches for events that are of a type, location, or time that are particularly interesting. Map-based search options are also available.

Customers applying to host a special event will now be required to establish a user account to submit a special event application. Customers who currently have a "user account", such as the one used in the fishing report system, may continue to use that account. The special event application user account will enable customers to schedule special events, see events that they have already scheduled, follow the status of their events, and be remembered by the system whenever they return.

Event applications for the coming year can be entered starting at 12:00 AM, September 1.