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Turkey Ridge Cabin

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

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’x14’ cabin that sleeps six.  Enjoy the beautiful 8’ x 14’ 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.


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.


This cabin is located in the campground.


This cabin accommodates six people with three sets of bunk beds. Kitchen furnishings include a microwave, hot plate, dorm-size refrigerator, sink with hot & cold running water, table & chairs, ceiling fan, mop and broom. A picnic table and fire ring is provided outside. These cabins are air conditioned but not heated. Electric heaters are allowed. The water into the cabins is shut off in cold months, but water is available at nearby water hydrants.
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 and shampoo.
5. Lawn chairs (cabin furniture not allowed outside the cabin)
Fire ring
Picnic Table
Table with chairs


Two-night minimum for a reservation - $42.00/night
Three-night minimum for a Holiday Weekend - $126.00

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.