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Shelter Rules

Shelter Rules

Online reservations can be made here.

Shelters

The Conservation Board has twelve shelters that are available for rental from mid-April to mid-October. [ Rates Page ]

Shelter Reservations & Cleanup Deposits

We accept shelter reservations up to a year in advance and shelters for the summer season are typically booked well ahead of time. Reservations can also be made by using our online reservation system: [ Shelter Reservation System ]

Shelter payments are nonrefundable. On the day of your rental when you check in at the appropriate park office, a refundable cleanup deposit is required (checks only please). You will be furnished cleanup items (trash bags, broom, etc). Horseshoes and volleyball are provided for shelters with these amenities. Once the shelter is checked after your use, and all items are returned, your deposit will be refunded. All groups must be checked-out from the shelters no later than 9:00 PM.

  • To make a reservation for Scott County Park call: (563) 328-3282 ext 1
  • To make a reservation for West Lake Park call: (563) 328-3281 ext 1

Shelter Usage Restrictions

  • If you wish to have an activity such as a Moonwalk, Dunk Tank or race, you or your organization must provide a certificate of insurance naming the Scott County Conservation Board as a co-insured party for that day and event. Policy amount must provide a minimum of $1 million worth of liability coverage.
  • Weddings or wedding receptions must submit a Special Events Request form. Additional fees may apply. Go to [ Special Events ]

For a more complete list of shelter rules concerning alcohol, weddings, DJ’s and the user agreement see attachment below.

For a listing of all the State and Conservation Board rules and regulations, go to [ Rules & Regulations ]

Scott County Park
Check in at the Entrance Station on 270th St

  • Whispering Pines – Capacity 200
    • Enclosed shelter – not heated or air-conditioned
    • Modern restroom, lights, electricity, playground, water available at nearby restroom
  • Buffalo Bill – Capacity 200
    • Modern restroom, lights, electricity, playground, sand volleyball, water available at nearby restroom
  • Running Deer– Capacity 200
    • Located across from Glynns Creek - can only be reserved after June 1st
    • Non-modern restroom, lights, electricity, no water or playground equipment
  • Drop Tine – Capacity 100
    • Non-modern restrooms,  lights, electricity, playground, sand volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, water available at hydrant
  • Hickory Hills – Capacity 100
    • Modern restrooms, lights, electricity, playground, water is not available at the shelter
  • Indian Hills – Capacity 100
    • Modern restroom, lights, electricity, playground, sand volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, water available at hydrant
  • Cody Lake – Capacity 100
    • Non-modern restrooms, electricity, swing set, water is not available at the shelter

West Lake Park
Check in at the Campground Office at Gate 5

  • Rolling Hills – Capacity 200
    • Modern restrooms with water, electricity, 2 horseshoe courts, volleyball court, playground, handicapped swings and regular swings, 2 grills
  • Lakeview – Capacity 100
    • Modern restrooms with water, electricity, horseshoe court, volleyball court, playground, 2 grills
  • Arrowhead – Capacity 100
    • Non-modern restrooms, electricity, water available, horseshoe court, volleyball court, playground, 2 grills
  • High Meadows – Capacity 100
    • Modern restrooms with water, electricity, horseshoe court, volleyball court, playground, 2 grills
  • Breezy Point – Capacity 100
    • Non-modern restrooms, electricity, horseshoe court, volleyball court, individual play equipment, swings, 2 grills

Scott County Conservation Board Park Rules and Regulations
govern the use of park and recreation areas

In addition to the rules and regulations, all state laws apply to conduct in county areas.

Any violation of the rules can result in the denial of park privileges. The state conservation code gives county conservation officers the right to deny park privileges in county parks.

News & Notices

Plan to be at West Lake Park, Lake of the Hills, Gate 1 at 10:30am. 2,000 rainbow trout will be released with 200 tagged giving you a chance to win a great prize*! There will also be raffle prizes where any person at the event has a chance of winning a prize. Several sponsors will be available...
Posted: October 1, 2018
The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 13, 2018 through January 10, 2019 at Scott County Park. This hunt is only for residents of Iowa. Applications are now available and need to be returned no later than Tuesday, July 31st by 4:...
Posted: June 29, 2018
NEWS RELEASE - JUNE 14, 2018 The Scott County Conservation Board (SCCB) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in coordination with FYRA Engineering, will host a public meeting on Thursday, June 28th at 5 p.m. at the Blue Grass Public Safety Building (606 Mayne Street in Bluegrass, IA...
Posted: June 15, 2018