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Shelter - Morgan Creek

Morgan Creek Park
Ph: 319-892-6450
Palo, IA, 52324

Due to ongoing changes with the COVID-19 pandemic, Linn County Conservation reserves the right to further amend current guidelines and restrictions for this facility due to  health and safety concerns for the public and employees, and/or compliance with the State of Iowa Proclamation of Disaster orders. Current Guidelines for use are found here: COVID-19 Lodge and Shelter Use Guidelines 

The Morgan Creek Shelter is a seasonal open-air shelter facility and extremely popular for family reunions, youth group outings and corporate social gatherings. 


The shelter is located in the plateau area of the park, easily accessed off of Worcester Road in the NW side of Cedar Rapids. The address of the shelter is 7001 Morgan Park Rd. For a map of the park, click here. 


  • 22’ x 38’ - 836 square feet of sheltered use area
  • Open air facility (not enclosed) - picnic shelter
  • Sheltered capacity - 50 to 60 people
  • 10 picnic tables under roof
  • Five charcoal grills
  • 4 double electrical outlets
  • Small food preparation/serving counter
  • Parking for 20 cars directly adjacent (additional parking for 64 cars within walking distance)
  • Pit vault restroom nearby
  • Field sports area adjacent
  • Horseshoe court & playground adjacent
  • Pressurized drinking water at shelter
  • Lighting available for evening use
Fire ring
Firewood available
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Refuse cans


$50.00/day Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
$35.00/day Monday through Thursday
For additional fee and discount information, click here.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

 Morgan Creek Shelter is available for reservations from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily April 15 - October 15. 


Facility maybe closed on occasion due to extreme weather conditions, or it becomes inaccessible due to naturally occurring conditions.