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Oriole Ridge Lodge 3 pm until 10 pm

67382 250th Street
Colo, IA, 50056

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515-232-2516

Oriole Ridge Lodge is located on the north side of the lake and can accommodate 80-100 people. It has a brick floor, fireplace, windows, electric outlets, and picnic tables inside and outside. There is a water hydrant near the building.  A portable toilet is placed near the parking area during the summer.  Oriole Ridge is available to reserve from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. or from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. between April 1 - October 31 for $50.00 per time session ($100.00 for both sessions) year round. You do not have to use the lodge the entire duration of the rental, however, the fees are not reduced for partial use.  Reservations for the next calendar year are accepted starting November 1.

If you want to reserve Oriole Ridge Lodge from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. please go back on your browser and find "Oriole Ridge Lodge 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m." in the facilities list.   If you want to reserve both time sessions, continue by clicking on "Book Now" and then click on "Continue Shopping" after making this reservation, to add the other session to your cart.  If you have any questions, please contact the Story County Conservation Center during normal business hours (Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

There are no refunds for cancellations. 

Firewood may be requested with a reservation for no additional fee. 

Location

67466 250th Street
Colo, Iowa 50056          

Amenities

Oriole Ridge Lodge is an enclosed shelter featuring a brick floor, fireplace, windows, electric outlets, picnic tables inside and outside, a larger grill, and water hydrant.  A portable toilet is placed in the parking area during the summer.
Carry in/carry out refuse
Electricity
Fire ring
Fireplace
Firewood available
Picnic Table
Refuse cans

Fees

Oriole Ridge Lodge is available to reserve from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. or from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. for $50.00 per time session ($100.00 for both sessions). You do not have to use the lodge the entire duration of the rental however, the fees are not reduced for partial use.

A 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. 

A Special 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 events permit.

There are no refunds for cancellations.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Park hours are 5:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. daily. 

Oriole Ridge Lodge is available for reservations from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 3:00-10:00 p.m. between April 1 - October 31.
If not reserved, Oriole Ridge is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Closures

This area is open year round unless weather or road conditions necessitate closure.

Permits