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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt - Youth Area Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt - Youth Area
This camping area is for youth groups only. Youth Group Definition: All groups reserving this campsite must be composed of persons 17 years of age and under which is sponsored by and accompanied by adult representatives of a formal organization, including but not limited to Boy and Girl Scouts of America, churches, Young Men and Women’s Christian Association. Chaperoned Organized Youth Group DOES NOT include families of a formal organization. All groups reserving this site are subject to verification from park staff upon arrival.

This grass, walk-in only campsite is nestled in amongst mature walnut, ash, and white pine trees. Situated along an ox-bow of the Skunk River meanders, this site provides a remote setting for youth groups looking for an opportunity to camp without the  impact of neighbors.
 
Reservations must be made 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week. 

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, ADA Electric:  Site 2 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, ADA Electric: Site 2
Campsite #2 at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt is a back in, gravel campsite with electricity, ADA accessible picnic table and fire ring.
It is well shaded and has ample grassy area. To reserve the ADA campsite a persons with disability parking permit must be displayed or license plate visible for the duration of the reservation.

Reservations must be made 5 days in advance of the date of reservation.  For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Electric:  Site 13 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Electric: Site 13
Campsite #13 is a back-in, gravel campsite with electrictiy.  This site is well-shaded and has a large grassy area.  It is immediately adjacent to a wooded wetland.

Reservations must be made 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Electric:  Site 3 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Electric: Site 3
Campsite #3 is a back in, gravel campsite with electricity. This site has a well-shaded, grassy area. 

Reservations must be made 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Electric:  Site 4 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Electric: Site 4
Campsite #4 is a back in, gravel campsite with electricity and a stately white oak that guards the east side of this site. This site has a grassy area.

Reservations must be made 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Electric:  Site 5 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Electric: Site 5
Campsite #5 is a back in, gravel campsite with electricity and is graced by a large white pine to its south.  This site is well shaded with abundant grass.

Reservations must be made 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Non-Electric: Site 21 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Non-Electric: Site 21
This non-electric, walk-in, tent only site is across the street from the showerhouse in the main campground.  Site #21 is a grassy, level area and has a nice mix of shade and sun.

Reservations must be made 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Non-Electric: Site 22 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Non-Electric: Site 22
Site #22 is a non-electric, tent only site, shaded by a beautiful large white pine tree.  The site also has ample grass.

Reservations must be made 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Non-Electric: Site 23 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Non-Electric: Site 23
Campsite #23 has no electricity and is a level, grassy, walk-in, tent only site surrounded by trees which create abundant shade.

Reservations must be made 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt: Paddle-In Only Site 1 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt: Paddle-In Only Site 1
Water trail campsites are reservable only by Paddlers.  Water trail campsites at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt are non-electric, tent-only sites.  Several large trees provide shade for this grassy, level area adjacent to the South Skunk River.

Registered youth groups may also use the sites after obtaining a Special Use Permit. Contact park personnel at 515/967-2596 to obtain a Special Use Permit.

Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt: Paddle-in Only Site 2 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt: Paddle-in Only Site 2
Water trail campsites are reservable only by Paddlers. Water trail campsites at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt are non-electric, tent-only sites. Several large trees provide shade for this grassy, level area adjacent to the South Skunk River.

Registered youth groups may also use the sites after obtaining a Special Use Permit. Contact park personnel at 515/967-2596 to obtain a Special Use Permit.

Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt: Paddle-In Only Site 3 Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt: Paddle-In Only Site 3
Water trail campsites are reservable only by Paddlers. Water trail campsites at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt are non-electric, tent-only sites. Several large trees provide shade for this grassy, level area adjacent to the South Skunk River.

Registered youth groups may also use the sites after obtaining a Special Use Permit. Contact park personnel at 515/967-2596 to obtain a Special Use Permit.

Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week.

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Chichaqua Longhouse Chichaqua Longhouse
The rustic Longhouse is an enclosed facility that is popular for family reunions, company picnics, weddings, and other group functions.  It has a modern kitchen, restrooms, (10) 60" round tables, (4) 8' long x 36" wide rectangle tables, chairs, outdoor barbecue grills, heat and air-conditioning.  The Longhouse is also accessible. A wood-burning stove is available for use from November through March. Wood is provided.

Reservations must be made 5 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.

Please be sure to read the Facility Contract to understand our Cancellation Policy and Refund Policy prior to making your reservation.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above then Check Availability on the right.
Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County

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Easter Lake Shelter #1 Easter Lake Shelter #1
Easter Lake Shelter #1 is an open air, accessible shelter that sits in the hub of the park.  Mature pines are found on two sides of this shelter, and it offers a view of the 172 acre Lake.  This would be an ideal place for a company picnic or family reunion with an accessible playground nearby.

Reservations must be made 5 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.

Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy and Refund Policy before making any reservation.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above then Check Availability on the right.
Easter Lake Park
Polk County

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Easter Lake Shelter #2 Easter Lake Shelter #2
Easter Lake Shelter #2 is an open air, accessible shelter that sits in the hub of the park.  Mature pines are found on two sides of this shelter, and it offers a view of the 172 acre Lake.  This shelter offers an excellent location for shoreline fishing and is within walking distance of a playground.

Reservations must be made 5 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.

Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy and Refund Policy before making any reservation.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above then Check Availability on the right.
Easter Lake Park
Polk County

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Easter Lake Shelter #3 Easter Lake Shelter #3
Easter Lake Shelter #3 is an open air, accessible shelter that sits in a wooded area surrounded by mature black cherry trees. This shelter is located away from the Lake.  A one-mile wooded trail runs along the hill side just west of the shelter.

Reservations must be made 5 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.

Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy and Refund Policy before making any reservation.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above then Check Availability on the right.
Easter Lake Park
Polk County

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Easter Lake Shelter #4 Easter Lake Shelter #4
Easter Lake Shelter #4 is an open air, accessible shelter that sits off of the main road winding through the park.  This shelter is surrounded by woods on three sides and has a hiking trail to the southwest. The shelter was re-constructed in 2008 and is the largest shelter in the park. This shelter sits in one of the many bays on the Lake and has a deck overlooking the water. This would be an ideal place for weddings, graduations, and company picnics that are anticipating a high volume of guests.

Reservations must be made 5 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.

Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy and Refund Policy before making any reservation.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above then Check Availability on the right.
Easter Lake Park
Polk County

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Easter Lake Shelter #5 Easter Lake Shelter #5
Easter Lake Shelter #5 is an open air, accessible shelter located outside of Easter Lake Park.  This shelter offers an excellent view of one of the Lake's bays. There is  a small playground, accessible latrine, electricity, and drinking water. This shelter is the smallest of the five shelters offered at the park.  This shelter would be ideal for small private gatherings and birthday parties.
 
Reservations must be made 5 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.

Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy and Refund Policy before making any reservation.

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above then Check Availability on the right.
Easter Lake Park
Polk County

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Fort Des Moines Shelter #1 Fort Des Moines Shelter #1
Fort Des Moines Shelter #1 is an open air, accessible shelter with ballfield nearby and a modern restroom. It offers a partial view of the pond through a stand of mature pines and wooded area. The shelter is within walking distance to the pond which holds a variety of fish.

Reservations must be made 5 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.  

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above then Check Availability on the right.
Fort Des Moines Park
Polk County

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Fort Des Moines Shelter #2 Fort Des Moines Shelter #2
Shelter #2 is an open air, accessible shelter with playground close by, drinking fountains, accessible restroom, and volleyball court.
It sits in the hub of the park surrounded on three sides by mature trees. A tree arboretum is nearby. 

Reservations must be made 5 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. 

For the availability calendar and more information about this facility, click on the name of the facility above then Check Availability on the right.
Fort Des Moines Park
Polk County

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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

Reservations must be made 5 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. 

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




Jester, Lewis A., Park
Polk County

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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

Reservations must be made 5 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. 

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




Jester, Lewis A., Park
Polk County

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Jester Park Cabin 1 - Hickory Jester Park Cabin 1 - Hickory
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 with 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 Pets are not allowed inside cabins and the surrounding cabin area.

Cabin Rate: $80/night; 2 night minimum; 3 night minimum on holidays; (weekend rentals require Friday and Saturday night stay; weekday rentals require 2 consecutive week days); 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 then Check Availability on the right.

Jester, Lewis A., Park
Polk County

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Jester Park Cabin 2 - Cedar Jester Park Cabin 2 - Cedar
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 with 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 Pets are not allowed inside cabins and the surrounding cabin area.

Cabin Rate: $80/night; 2 night minimum; 3 night minimum on holidays; (weekend rentals require Friday and Saturday night stay; weekday rentals require 2 consecutive week days); 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Jester, Lewis A., Park
Polk County

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Jester Park Cabin 3 - Oak Jester Park Cabin 3 - Oak
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 Pets are not allowed inside cabins and the surrounding cabin area.

Cabin Rate: $110/night; 2 night minimum; 3 night minimum on holidays; (weekend rentals require Friday and Saturday night stay; weekday rentals require 2 consecutive week days); 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 then Check Availability on the right.
Jester, Lewis A., Park
Polk County

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