shelter is available for reservation from 7:00 a.m.-2:00
p.m. or from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. for $35.00 per time session ($70.00
for both sessions) between April 1 and October 31 of each year.
deposit is required for any beer/wine consumption; hard liquor is not
permitted. (Please check the appropriate box below to add the deposit to
your reservation.) Any persons in possession or consuming beer/wine
without the appropriate deposit will be subject to a fine, forfeiture of the
rental, and/or confiscation of the beer/wine at the ranger's
discretion. Deposits can be made via credit card with the
reservation or by mailing a check to the conservation center (56461
180th Street, Ames, IA 50010). Deposits must be received at least
four days prior to your reservation.
Events Permit is required for any event or gathering numbering two-hundred
and fifty (250) people or more, or any event or gathering charging admission or
charging for services regardless of the number of people. A $75.00
non-refundable filing fee will be assessed for approved special events. Please
call the conservation office if your event/gathering will require a special
are no refunds for cancellations.