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Lodge - Woodpecker

1850 Woodpecker Hill Rd
Central City, IA 52214

Woodpecker Lodge was one of the first facilities created in Pinicon Ridge Park in the 1960's with upgrades along the way. This lodge is located near trails, the observation tower, and the popular winter sledding hill.

This is NOT an overnight facility.

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From Highway 13, enter the park via the South Access on Horseshoe Falls Road off of Main Ridge Road. Follow the signs to Woodpecker Hill - turning left at the Riverside playground.


    • 875 total sq. feet of covered space
    • Main lodge area is 42’ x 42’  
    • Large exterior patio for additional use
    • Seating for 50-60 people banquet style
    • Sheltered capacity – 75 people
    • 70 folding chairs, nine 8’ X 30" folding tables and two 4’ X 30" folding tables (furniture stored on carts in lodge)
    • Kitchen facilities include: full-sized refrigerator, 4-burner electric range with oven, microwave, sink, food preparation counter space, cupboard space.
    • Air conditioning
    • Two double outlets for kitchen area and more in main lodge. One outside outlet.
    • Parking for 75 cars, 2 handicapped spaces
    • Interior men and women's restroom
    • Fireplace on side wall - some wood provided
    • Catering and service entrance is same as main entrance 
    • One outdoor water spigot  
    • One double outdoor cooking grill
    • Four standard and one ADA accessible picnic tables on patio
    • Four refuse cans  
    • No Wi-Fi or internet service available
    • Sledding hill (lighted)
    • Sand area for volleyball
    Firewood available
    Handicap Accessible
    Pets prohibited
    Picnic Table
    Pressurized water
    Refuse cans
    Table with chairs


    Monday -Thursday, $125

    Friday - Sunday, $250

    Special Discount: For any reservations that are made on or after April 1, 2023, a 15% discount will be applied at time of rental purchase if you book three consecutive days. Must check out by 3 p.m. on third day.  MUST CALL CONSERVATION OFFICE at 319-892-6450 TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT AT INITIAL BOOKING. Discount not provided for existing or previous reservations.


    Policies and Fees

    Hours of Operation & Seasons

    Woodpecker Lodge is available for reservations 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily on a year-round basis. Some holidays excluded.


    Woodpecker Lodge is closed on Thanksgving, December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.


    Beer Keg Permit - $25

    Special use permits may be required for other things like hog roasts, tents, bouncy houses, etc. Please call 319-892-6450 for more information.