State Treasurer of Iowa

Treasurer Smith's Great Outdoors Treasure Hunt

June 6, 2024

DES MOINES – State Treasurer Roby Smith is starting the summer by reminding Iowans of his ongoing efforts to return unclaimed funds. "For some, summertime means going into ‘vacation mode’, but not for Great Iowa Treasure Hunt,” said Smith. “Putting lost money back into the hands of rightful owners is a year-round goal of ours, and with more than $525 million waiting to be claimed, it’s worth the time to search.”

Utilizing summertime and the great outdoors, Smith put together a list of camps and lakes with money being held in Great Iowa Treasure Hunt.

  1. Iowa Baseball Camp for the Deaf, Des Moines: $96.80
  2. Morrison Equipment Picnic Fund, Des Moines: $121.95
  3. Bug Out Outdoor Wear Inc, Centerville: $242.00
  4. The Lake Place Supper Club, Clarion: $201.88
  5. Camp Tanglefoot Girls Scout, Clear Lake: $49.16
  6. Doris E Parks, Clear Lake: $50,080.19
  7. All Around Town Outdoor Services, Davenport: $242.22
  8. Camp BowWow, Hiawatha: $40.00
  9. Family 1st Dental of Lake City, Lake City: $104.10
  10. Great American Outdoor, Urbandale: $1,063.90

Millions of dollars and other assets, collectively called unclaimed property, are turned over every year after financial institutions and businesses lose contact with the owner. The State Treasurer’s Office safeguards these assets and reunites them with the rightful owner through Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. Common examples include dormant checking and savings accounts, uncashed checks, utility refunds, lost stocks, life insurance policies and contents from abandoned safe deposit boxes. Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is Iowa’s only legitimate source of unclaimed property, and to date, has returned over $372 million in unclaimed property.

To see if you have unclaimed property in Iowa, visit Connect with the Treasurer on Facebook, Instagram and X to stay up-to-date on all areas of the office.


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