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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's cabin was named after Tom Nelson, whose wife, Karen, generously donated the cabin and 60 acres surrounding it after he passed away. Many friends and family called him Uncle Tom, which is where the cabin got its name.

This beautiful, river-side cabin is a one-of-a kind experience. Along with an outstanding view, you have 1.5 miles of trails right behind the cabin! There are 2 ponds as well, perfect for fishing. In the winter, enjoy the groomed cross country ski trails! River Road Conservation Area is also 60 acres of prime hunting.

Uncle Tom's rents for $125/night, with a 2 night minimum.

This facility is pet friendly with an extra $25/reservation! Please read through the rental contract to understand the pet rules.

We sell firewood $5/10 pieces! Call us at 712-225-6709 or email us at cherokeeccb@gmail.com and we can deliver to the campground! You can also flag down a CCCB truck in the campground.

Please be aware that there is a nearby shooting range.


Please read the County Park's Rules and Regulations before renting with us that include:

  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times
  • No fireworks
  • No ATV/UTV
  • No target shooting


Uncle Tom's Cabin and River Road Conservation Area is 7 miles Southwest of Cherokee on River Road. 

The address is:


5952 Little Sioux Rd

Cherokee, IA 51012


Uncle Tom's Cabin has 2 full-sized beds that can sleep 4 people. It also has electricity, microwave, standard sized stove and fridge, and sink, along with table and chairs. You will also find cooking utensils, plates, silverware, cups, and mugs! It has a private bathroom and A/C/heat. Outside, you will find a bench, picnic table on a cement patio, a stand-up grill and fire ring. 
Cooking / eating utensils
Fire ring
Firewood available
Handicap Accessible
Pet Friendly
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Shower facilities
Table with chairs


$125/ night with a 2 night minimum

$100 refundable clean up deposit required (if you pay with a credit card, there is a 3.6% non-refundable fee)

5% hotel/motel tax applies

$125 x 2/nights + 5% = $262.50 for a weekend

This facility is pet friendly with an extra $25/reservation! Please read through the rental contract to understand the pet rules.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Year Round





If you plan on having any of the following, you must have a Special Use Permit:

  • Pool
  • Bouncy houses/inflatables
  • Event Tent
  • Sound Amplification Equipment
  • Etc.

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