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Otter Cabin

1501 East Lake Street
Ph: 319-433-7275
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613

This efficiency cabin is designed to let you experience camping without pulling a trailer or pitching a tent. The cabin is a one-room 14' X 12' cabin that sleeps six. Enjoy the beautiful 10' X 12' deck. You will need to utilize the shower building for showers and toilet facilities.

This cabin is intended for overnight stays of no more than 6 people. Using cabins for large group gatherings and/or as a support facility for a large gathering is prohibited. Examples of large gatherings include but are not limited to: graduation parties, family reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, fundraising events, weddings, etc. Shelters & lodges are available for these types of events. This cabin does not have the space or parking to accommodate these large events.


This cabin is located at the far right side of the campground.


Each cabin accommodates six people with two sets of bunk beds and the table converting into a double bed. Kitchen furnishings include a microwave, hot plate, dorm-sized refrigerator, sink with hot & cold running water, table & chairs, ceiling fan, mop and broom. A picnic table and fire ring with a grill is provided outside. These cabins are air conditioned but not heated.

The renter provides:
  1. Complete linens, mattress pads, blankets, sleeping bags and pillows (i.e. full size sheets for double bed; twin size sheets for bunk beds)
  2. Complete cooking and eating utensils, etc (i.e. pots, pans, table service, matches, can opener)
  3. Dish soap, dishcloth, dishtowel and potholders
  4. Towels, washcloth, soap, shampoo
  5. Lawn chairs (cabin furniture is not allowed outside cabin)
Fire ring
Firewood available
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Table
Refuse cans
Table with chairs


Two-night minimum for a reservation - $44.80/night
Three-night minimum for a Holiday Weekend - $134.40

If YOU decide to cancel, 50% of the rental fee will be returned ONLY IF the cabin is re-rented for those nights.

A date change will be allowed ONE time only & can only be made by calling the Conservation Office at (319) 433-7275 and will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. 

A damage deposit of $100.00 is due two weeks prior to your stay. If you are making a reservation less than two weeks from now, please send your deposit immediately. The deposit MUST be cash, check or money order; NO CREDIT CARDS. The deposit must be mailed into the main office at 1346 West Airline Highway, Waterloo, IA 50703. The deposit will be returned if you cancel the reservation or if the cabin and grounds are vacated in good, clean condition and equipment/furnishings not lost or damaged. All or part of the deposit may be retained against cleanup costs, damage, or loss incurred. If the deposit amount does not cover such costs, the renter is held responsible for additional payment.?

Hours of Operation & Seasons

This cabin is open from spring through fall, weather permitting.

Renters may check into the cabin after 3:00 PM

Renters are required to check out by 11:00 AM


This cabin is open seasonally.