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Cabin - River Otter

The River Otter Cabin, located in Pinicon Ridge Park, is the smaller of the four modern camping cabins offered for reservations within the Linn County parks. It's small size makes it perfect for a couple's getaway weekend. River Otter is a one room cabin - 350 sq. feet of living space (16' X 22' cabin). This cabin sleeps a maximum of 6. There are two twin over full sized bunk beds.

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The camping cabins at Pinicon Ridge Park are located NW of Central City within the family campground complex on the east side of the Wapsipinicon River. The cabins are on a wooded bluff and not subject to flooding. Enter the north park entrance off Hwy. 13/Valley Farm Road and follow the park signs to the Plains Campground/Camping Cabins area.


4882 Plains Rd.

Central City, IA 52214


  • One room cabin - 350 sq. feet of living space (16' X 22' cabin)
  • Primitive restroom nearby - shower facility available in the main campground (1/2 mile)
  • Sleeps a maximum of 6. Two bunk beds and mattresses (two twin-over-full sized)
  • Kitchenette w/microwave, dorm-sized refrigerator, small countertop, dinette table w/4 chairs, no indoor water - outside spigot only
  • Heat & air conditioning, ceiling fan
  • Large covered porch
  • No Wi-Fi or internet service available
  • Picnic table and fire ring w/grill outside
  • Vehicle parking nearby
  • This is an ADA accessible facility


  • Toilet tissue
  • Broom, dustpan & mop
  • Refuse must be removed to nearby dumpster



  • Complete bedding with pillow, sheets, blankets and/or sleeping bags
  • Complete cooking & eating utensils, dish soap, dish cloths & towels, pot holders
  • Food & beverage supplies
  • All bath linens & toiletries
  • Any radio, television or alarm clocks
  • Lawn chairs (if desired)
  • Firewood (or purchase from park)
Fire ring
Firewood available
Handicap Accessible
Pets prohibited
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Shower facilities
Table with chairs


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Hours of Operation & Seasons

Cabins are available for reservation from April 15 through October 15.  Reservations may be made up to two years in advance of the date. Check-in time may be any time after 3 p.m. on the day of arrival, and checkout time is prior to 11 a.m. on the day of departure.


Camping cabins cannot be used without an advanced reservation and payment of the required fees.