(AP) Tahoe National Park officials say a tarp was found in an abandoned pond near the resort of Hilton Head, Iowa, in the state’s northeast.
A park ranger spotted the tent, which is about a mile and a half away from a nearby golf course.
Officials said the park was not notified of the tent’s existence until it was reported by an eagle-eyed resident.
The tent is made of a layer of sand and a layer the size of a sheet of paper.
It’s tent-like in design, with a large opening that can hold a tent, tent pole or tent.
The park rangers say the tent is in a good condition.
It may have been there for years, and probably will be, park spokeswoman Karen O’Connor told The Associated Press.