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Jester Amphitheater & Mini Shelter DAYTIME Jester Amphitheater & Mini Shelter DAYTIME
Please note that you are renting the amphitheater/mini-shelter area from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

This area is perfect for small outdoor weddings, church services and ceremonies, the amphitheater is nestled in a hillside of mature oaks. A modern restroom and playground structure are within walking distance from this shelter.  Two tiers of block wall provide the seating structure, along with a stage and arbor that accommodate a speaker or performer. The site does have electricity.  

The amphitheater/mini-shelter area is also available for reservation from 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM.  Select the facility, Jester Amphitheater & Mini Shelter EVENING, to reserve the area for this time period.  However, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend Saturday evening reservations are not available as the area is being used for environmental education programs and public events.

The Mini Shelter is included in the rental. This shelter has 4 picnic tables inside. 

Parking:

Main Parking: 16 cars (includes 2 ADA)
Adjacent Parking lots: 11 spaces
20-30 roadside parking in close proximity

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.




Lewis A. Jester Park
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Jester Amphitheater & Mini Shelter EVENING Jester Amphitheater & Mini Shelter EVENING
Please note that you are renting the amphitheater/mini-shelter area from 4:00 PM to 10:30 PM.  From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend the amphitheater/mini-shelters area is not available for Saturday evening reservations as the area is being used for environmental education programs and public events.

Perfect for small outdoor weddings, presentations and ceremonies, the amphitheater is nestled in a hillside of mature oaks. A modern restroom and playground structure are within walking distance from this shelter.  Two tiers of block wall provide the seating structure, along with a stage and arbor that accommodate a speaker or performer. The site does have electricity.  

The amphitheater/mini-shelter area is also available for reservation from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Select the facility, Jester Amphitheater & Mini Shelter DAYTIME, to reserve the area for this time period.

The Mini Shelter is included in the rental. This shelter has 4 picnic tables inside. 

Parking:

Main Parking: 16 cars (includes 2 ADA)
Adjacent Parking lots: 11 spaces
20-30 roadside parking in close proximity

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.




Lewis A. Jester Park
Polk County

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Jester Park Cabin 1 Jester Park Cabin 1
Cabin 1 is a modern one-bedroom cabin nestled in the trees of Lewis A. Jester Park and located across from Discovery Pond.  This is one of the four modern cabins surrounding the communal fire ring.  Stay, unplug and reconnect with family and friends. We do not provide wifi or television to distract you from the nature which surrounds the cabin allowing you to hike, fish, bird watch, hunt, or just sit and enjoy the scenery surrounding the cabin. Cabin amenities include:  ADA accessible ground level, heating/air conditioning, fireplace, refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, dining table with six chairs, sofa, one-queen size bed, one bunk bed, one queen-sized futon, game table in basement, large covered deck overlooking woodland, picnic table, fire ring, grill, etc. Walk-out basement area is only accessible via outside private entrance. Two cars allowed per cabin rental. Tents, RVs and trailers are not allowed. Limited firewood is provided. If you desire more than has been provided, you may buy additional firewood from campground fee attendant. Or you may bring your own additional firewood if from Polk county, USDA certified, untreated dimensional lumber (2"x4"), local distributors with proper IDALS label. Polk County Conservation EAB firewood information

Cabin Rate: $80/night; 2 night minimum; 3 night minimum on holidays; (weekend rentals require Friday and Saturday night stay); Maximum occupancy 6

Cabin reservations are to be made online. Reservations will be accepted beginning December 10, 2013, for stays beginning Memorial Day weekend 2014.  Prior to booking, please review the Cabin Rental Contract which includes cancellation and refund/change restrictions.  The amenities offered, items provided, and supplies needed for each cabin are located in the Amenities section.  For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.

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Jester Park Cabin 2 Jester Park Cabin 2
Cabin 2 is a modern one-bedroom cabin nestled in the trees of Lewis A. Jester Park and located across from Discovery Pond.  This is one of the four modern cabins surrounding the communal fire ring.  Stay, unplug and reconnect with family and friends. We do not provide wifi or television to distract you from the nature which surrounds the cabin allowing you to hike, fish, bird watch, hunt, or just sit and enjoy the scenery surrounding the cabin. Cabin amenities include:  ADA accessible ground level, heating/air conditioning, fireplace, refrigerator, electric stove/oven, microwave, dining table with six chairs, sofa, one-queen size bed, one twin bunk bed, one queen-sized futon, small table in basement, large covered deck overlooking woodland, picnic table, fire ring, grill, etc. Walk-out basement area is only accessible via outside private entrance. Two cars allowed per cabin rental. Tents, RVs and trailers are not allowed. Limited firewood is provided. If you desire more than has been provided, you may buy additional firewood from campground fee attendant. Or you may bring your own additional firewood if from Polk county, USDA certified, untreated dimensional lumber (2"x4"), local distributors with proper IDALS label. Polk County Conservation EAB/firewood information

Cabin Rate: $80/night; 2 night minimum; 3 night minimum on holidays; (weekend rentals require Friday and Saturday night stay); Maximum occupancy: 6

Cabin reservations are to be made online. Reservations will be accepted beginning December 10, 2013, for stays beginning Memorial Day weekend 2014.  Prior to booking, please review the Cabin Rental Contract which includes cancellation and refund/change restrictions.  The amenities offered, items provided, and supplies needed for each cabin are located in the Amenities section.  For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.

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Jester Park Cabin 3 Jester Park Cabin 3
Cabin 3 is a modern two-bedroom cabin nestled in the trees of Lewis A. Jester Park and located across from Discovery Pond.  This is one of the four modern cabins surrounding the communal fire ring.  Stay, unplug and reconnect with family and friends. We do not provide wifi or television to distract you from the nature which surrounds the cabin allowing you to hike, fish, bird watch, hunt, or just sit and enjoy the scenery surrounding the cabin. Cabin amenities include:  ADA accessible ground level, walk out lower level, heating/air conditioning, fireplace, refrigerator, electric stove/oven, microwave, dining table with eight chairs, sofa, two-queen size beds, one twin-sized bunk bed, one queen-sized futon, small table in basement, large covered deck overlooking woodland, picnic table, fire ring, grill, etc. Walk-out basement area is only accessible via outside private entrance.  Two cars allowed per cabin rental. Tents, RVs and trailers are not allowed. Limited firewood is provided. If you desire more than has been provided, you may buy additional firewood from campground fee attendant. Or you may bring your own additional firewood if from Polk county, USDA certified, untreated dimensional lumber (2"x4"), local distributors with proper IDALS label. Polk County Conservation EAB/firewood information

Cabin Rate: $110/night; 2 night minimum; 3 night minimum on holidays; (weekend rentals require Friday and Saturday night stay);  Maximum occupancy: 8


Cabin reservations are to be made online. Reservations will be accepted beginning December 10, 2013, for stays beginning Memorial Day weekend 2014.  Prior to booking, please review the Cabin Rental Contract which includes cancellation and refund/change restrictions.  The amenities offered, items provided, and supplies needed for each cabin are located in the Amenities section.  For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.

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Jester Park Cabin 4 Jester Park Cabin 4
Cabin 4 is a modern one-bedroom cabin nestled in the trees of Lewis A. Jester Park and located across from Discovery Pond.  This is one of the four modern cabins surrounding the communal fire ring.  Stay, unplug and reconnect with family and friends. We do not provide wifi or television to distract you from the nature which surrounds the cabin allowing you to hike, fish, bird watch, hunt, or just sit and enjoy the scenery surrounding the cabin. Cabin amenities include:  ADA accessible ground level, heating/air conditioning, fireplace, refrigerator, electric stove/oven, microwave, dining table with six chairs, sofa, one-queen size bed, one twin bunk bed, one queen-sized futon, small table in basement, large covered deck overlooking woodland, picnic table, fire ring, grill, etc. Walk-out basement area is only accessible via outside private entrance.  Two cars allowed per cabin rental. Tents, RVs and trailers are not allowed. Limited firewood is provided. If you desire more than has been provided, you may buy additional firewood from campground fee attendant. Or you may bring your own additional firewood if from Polk county, USDA certified, untreated dimensional lumber (2"x4"), local distributors with proper IDALS label. Polk County Conservation EAB/firewood information

Cabin Rate: $80/night; 2 night minimum; 3 night minimum on holidays; (weekend rentals require Friday and Saturday night stay); Maximum occupancy: 6

Cabin reservations are to be made online. Reservations will be accepted beginning December 10, 2013, for stays beginning Memorial Day weekend 2014.  Prior to booking, please review the Cabin Rental Contract which includes cancellation and refund/change restrictions.  The amenities offered, items provided, and supplies needed for each cabin are located in the Amenities section. For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.

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Jester Park Lodge Jester Park Lodge
A full service banquet and conference center nestled along the northwest shore of Saylorville Lake with all of the amenities you expect from Christiani’s – Central Iowa’s premier caterer and event planner. Minutes away from Des Moines and yet a world apart.

Accommodates up to 258 guests
Handicapped accessible
Over 3700 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space
Spacious deck overlooking Saylorville Lake
Audiovisual services available
Full bar service available
Christiani’s provides on-site catering

For more information and to make reservations, contact Christiani's Catering at (515) 287-0877 or see their website http://jesterparklodge.com/Home.html
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Jester Park Shelter #2 Jester Park Shelter #2
Jester Park Shelter #2 is an open air, accessible shelter.  This shelter sits atop a hill, facing the western sky. You’re always guaranteed a front row seat while viewing the setting sun as it is reflects off the waters of Skull Pond. This shelter has considerable open space for activities such as volleyball or badminton.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Jester Park Shelter #3 Jester Park Shelter #3
Jester Park Shelter #3 is an open air, accessible shelter that sits in the hub of the park.  Mature oaks and hickories are found at this shelter to shade you from the afternoon sun. A modern restroom and playground structure are within walking distance from this shelter.  Electricity is available at this shelter. Water is  available from mid-April through mid-October.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Jester Park Shelter #4 Jester Park Shelter #4
Jester Park Shelter #4 is an open air, accessible shelter that provides a northerly view of Saylorville Lake. This shelter has a fire ring available so you can enjoy a campfire and s'mores at your next gathering. A modern restroom and playgound are just a walk away from this shelter.  This shelter sits across from camp area #2, a popular camping area that overlooks the Lake.   For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.

FIREWOOD is available for purchase from campground fee attendant. You may bring your own additional firewood if from Polk county, USDA certified, untreated dimensional lumber (2"x4"), local distributors with proper IDALS label.  Click here for more information available on our website:  EAB/FIREWOOD INFORMATION
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Jester Park Shelter #5 Jester Park Shelter #5
Jester Park Shelter #5 is an open air,  accessible shelter that is nestled in among the trees.  Discovery Pond is located across the road from this shelter. This shelter provides just the right amount of privacy for your event.  Water and electricity are also available at this shelter. Water is  available from mid-April through mid-October. For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.

**FISHING IS NO LONGER PERMITTED AT DISCOVERY POND. FOLLOWING CONSTRUCTION, THE POND WAS RESTOCKED SUMMER OF 2013. 
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Jester Park Shelter #6
Jester Park Shelter #6 is an open air, accessible shelter that offers an excellent view of the Bison and Elk exhibit. Bring the children because just a stones throw away, is the Natural Playscape.  With a horseshoe court available, this shelter has something for all ages.  Water and electricity are also available at this shelter. Water is  available from mid-April through mid-October. To learn more about the Natural Playscape click on the following link: NATURAL PLAYSCAPE 

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Jester Park, Electric:  Site 103 Jester Park, Electric: Site 103
This site has electricity and is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled amongst mature oak and walnut trees.  The close proximity to Saylorville Lake makes this camp area a popular spot. 

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details. 

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.





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Jester Park, Electric:  Site 105 Jester Park, Electric: Site 105
This site is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled amongst mature oak and walnut trees.  The close proximity to Saylorville Lake makes this camp area a popular spot. 

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Jester Park, Electric:  Site 127 Jester Park, Electric: Site 127
This site is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled amongst mature oak and walnut trees.  The close proximity to Saylorville Lake makes this camp area a popular spot. 

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Polk County

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Jester Park, Electric:  Site 131 Jester Park, Electric: Site 131
This site is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled amongst mature oak and walnut trees.  This site is located in the older section of camp area 1.  The close proximity to Saylorville Lake makes this camp area a popular spot.

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve. 

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Polk County

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Jester Park, Electric:  Site 136 Jester Park, Electric: Site 136
This site is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled among mature oak and walnut trees.  This site is located in the older section of camp area 1. The close proximity to Saylorville Lake makes this camp area a popular spot. 

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Polk County

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Jester Park, Electric: Site 102 Jester Park, Electric: Site 102
This site has electricity and is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled amongst mature oak and walnut trees.  The close proximity to Saylorville Lake makes this camp area a popular spot. 

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Polk County

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Jester Park, Electric: Site 126 Jester Park, Electric: Site 126
This site has electricity and is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled among mature oak and walnut trees.  The close proximity to Saylorville Lake makes this camp area a popular spot. 

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details. 

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Polk County

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Jester Park, Electric: Site 128 Jester Park, Electric: Site 128
This site has electricity and is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled among mature oak and walnut trees.  The close proximity to Saylorville Lake makes this camp area a popular spot. 

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Jester Park, Electric: Site 133 Jester Park, Electric: Site 133
This site has electricity and is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled amongst mature oak and walnut trees.  The close proximity to Saylorville Lake makes this camp area a popular spot. 

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Polk County

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Jester Park, Electric: Site 138 Jester Park, Electric: Site 138
This site has electricity and is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled among mature oak and walnut trees.  The close proximity to Saylorville Lake makes this camp area a popular spot. 

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Jester Park, Non-Electric: Site 406 Jester Park, Non-Electric: Site 406
Site 406 is a Tent Only campsite.  This grass site is situated on a bluff overlooking Saylorville Lake.  This site along with #407; is nestled under mature oak and hickory trees, along with being separated from the rest of the camp area by a split-rail fence. This site gets top ratings.

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve. 

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Jester Park, Non-Electric: Site 407 Jester Park, Non-Electric: Site 407
Site 407 is a Tent Only campsite.  This grass site is situated on a bluff overlooking Saylorville Lake.  This site, along with #406, is nestled under mature oak and hickory trees.  The site is separated from the rest of the camp area by a split-rail fence.  This spot gets top ratings.

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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Polk County

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Jester Park, Non-Electric: Site 429 Jester Park, Non-Electric: Site 429
Site #429 is a Tent Only campsite.  This site is at the base of the hill, along the gravel road with a view both north and south of the Saylorville Lake.

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Saturday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Tuesday of that week.

We have a Limited Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.

Jester Park offers additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, that are available first come, first serve.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above.
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