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Bison View Cabin at Swan Lake State Park

22676 Swan Lake Drive
Ph: 712-792-4614
Carroll, IA, 51401

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 A M E N I T I E S

The Bison View Cabin at Swan Lake sleeps 8 comfortably. This cabin is ADA accessible, with one of the bedrooms and bathrooms being ADA accessible along with the kitchen. There are three bedrooms, two with queen size beds and one bedroom with two twin size beds along with a full couch sleeper in the living room. Two full bathrooms will also be located in the Bison View cabin. The Kitchen is equipped with all the basic cookware, dinnerware, silverware, and cooking utensils.

It is situation on the south west side of the lake nearby the campground and fish house. There are sliding glass doors to the covered patio which has a gas grill. The backyard has picnic tables and a fire pit, firewood can be purchased through our campground host Memorial Day – Labor Day, please do not bring any firewood from other counties. Tent camping is only allowed at the Swan Lake Campground.

Take a peek inside the Bison View Cabin by watching this video:

Bison View Cabin - Swan Lake State Park - YouTube


P R I C I N G    

Sunday nights through Thursday nights - $110.00 per night

Friday and Saturday nights - $120.00 per night (weekends are a two night minimum - Friday/Saturday required together)

**The Carroll County Conservation Board will increase prices $15.00/night beginning 1/1/2025

Refundable security deposit - $250.00 per stay on a separate payment

We accept cash or check for facility rentals. Once you have contacted the Carroll County Conservation office to make a reservation we will then email you an invoice along with our rental agreement, which are both due back within 10 days of making the reservation.



To make a reservation please contact the Carroll County Conservation Office at (712) 792-4614 or email office@carrollcountyiowa.org.

Reservation can be made on a rolling calendar basis (one year in advance).

Friday and Saturday nights are required together, with a three-night minimum on holiday weekends. Check in can be any day of the week besides Sunday.


R U L E S  &  R E G U L A T I O N S

- It is the renter’s responsibility to bring complete bedding (pillows, sheets, blankets and or sleeping bags), bath linens, toiletries, and kitchen linens.

- The renter is responsible for complete clean up of the cabin, there will be a check out list to be completed at arrival.

- Renter must be 21 years of age or older to rent the facility or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

- Maximum capacity of guest may not exceed 20 people at one time. The East Shelter House, South Shelter House, or Swan Lake Conservation Education Center will accommodate these types of events.

- Park Hours are from 5:00am until 10:30pm, quite hours are enforced between 10:30pm and 5:00am

                -Swan Lake State Park closes at 10:30pm, this includes the roadway, all traffic through Swan Lake State Park after 10:30pm is monitored.


- Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 6ft at all times or kenneled, NO PETS ALLOWED INSIDE ANY CCCB FACILITY. Park users must immediately clean up after their pets. Violators will be ticketed.

- Kegs are not allowed at any of Carroll County Conservation parks or facilities.

- You may decorate as long as all decorations are free standing and not fixed to any of the park furniture, sign posts, trees, or facility walls.

- Do not burn trash, there are dumpster located in the campground to dispose of any trash. Recycling is also located in the campground.

T E N T  &  R V  C A M P I N G

Tents are not allowed on the cabin grounds. All tent and RV/travel trailer campers must register and stay at the Swan Lake Campground only.


22871 Swan Lake Road

Carroll, IA 51401


Managed by the Carroll County Conservation Board

22676 Swan Lake Drive

Carroll, IA 51401

712) 792-4614



B I S O N  V I E W  C A B I N  C O M E S  E Q U I P P E D  W I T H:  (subject to change)

- two queen size beds

- two twin size beds

- one full size pullout couch

- standard refrigerator

- stove

- microwave

- coffeemaker

- toaster

- basic cookware and utensils

- dinnerware and silverware

- TV w/ DVD player (antenna signal)

- Cleaning supplies - broom, dustpan, vacuum, mop

- toilet tissue and paper towels (2 rolls of each are provided)

- A/C unit and furnace

- charcoal grill

- fire pit - firewood can be purchased through our campground hosts

- picnic tables


S U G G E S T I O N S  O N  W H A T  T O  B R I N G: (subject to change)

- complete bedding - pillows, sheets, blankets/sleeping bags

- kitchen dish towels

- bath linens and toiletries

- trash liners

- lawn chairs if desired

- cleaning towels/rags

Cooking / eating utensils
Fire ring
Handicap Accessible
Pets prohibited
Picnic Table
Shower facilities
Table with chairs


Hours of Operation & Seasons

The Bison View and Deer Ridge Cabins are available year round.

Check in is any time after 2:00pm

Check out is by 11:00am 


The Bison View and Deer Ridge Cabins are available year round.

Check in is any time after 2:00pm

Check out is by 11:00am 


 The Sauk Rail trail is located to the north of the cabin and does require a permit.

$2 per adult per day

$15 per adult per year

Sauk Rail Trail Group Permits are available for $25