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Archers Shelter

3338 Hickory Hills Road
Ph: 319-342-3350
La Porte City, IA, 50651

Archers is an open-air shelter with the capacity to seat 150 people. The beautiful surroundings, combined with a playground, a sand volleyball court & a basketball court make this an ideal place to hold any of your events. There is also a kitchen and flush toilets available for your use.


Additional tents, dunk tanks, bouncy houses or any other additional structures are prohibited.



Black Hawk County Conservation is working on two exciting park improvement projects for Hickory Hills Park. A new wastewater treatment facility and Casey Lake Renovations.


We are working with engineers to secure our construction permit for replacement of the Hickory Hills Park sewage lagoon. The new septic tank and absorption mound will utilize the same general area as the current lagoon. Park users can expect construction to begin in 2022 with completion fall of 2022 or spring of 2023.


Additionally, we have partnered with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to improve the water quality of Casey Lake in Hickory Hills Park. Engineers are working to access the lake and the surrounding watershed to determine necessary project elements. Park users should expect to see work begin on the Casey Lake watershed project elements in 2022. A later phase of this project will include drawdown of Casey Lake and sediment removal. This project is a phased project and will occur across several years. The anticipated project timeframe is 2022 – 2025.


If you are looking to reserve cabins, shelters, campsites, or the Lakeview Lodge, please consider that during your reservation period, the normal quiet, scenic Hickory Hills Park may be interrupted with ongoing construction work including, operation of construction vehicles and disturbed areas of the park including the eventual drawdown and excavation of Casey Lake.  Reservations placed after the posting of this notice will not be refunded for reasons associated with any of the said construction occurrences. 


Archers is located on the west end of Casey Lake in Hickory Hills Park.


  • The capacity to seat 150 people
  • Picnic tables may not be removed from the shelter for any reason
  • Grill
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Pit vault restrooms in close proximity
  • Playground
  • Sand Volleyball court
  • Basketball court 
  • Lights for night time use
  • Kitchen that includes: 2 hot plates, 1 microwave, refrigerator with freezer and sink with hot & cold running water
  • Flush toilets available for paid rentals only
  • If there is a chance of frost, the water will be turned off (includes toilets)
Carry in/carry out refuse
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Table
Pressurized water


Archers rents for $100/day.

If you decide to cancel, there is no refund. 

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. 

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Archers is open from spring through fall, weather permitting. This shelter can be reserved from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM.


Archers Shelter is open seasonally.