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Shelter - Flying Squirrel

1864 Flying Squirrel Rd
Central City, IA 52214

Nestled in the heart of Flying Squirrel Campground, the Flying Squirrel Shelter sits adjacent to the playground, the Mary Lundby bridge, and a trail connection that leads to Central City. Watercraft concession with kayak, canoe rentals, and paddle boat rentals is within walking distance. Eight picnic tables provided. 




Enter the north access entrance off of Highway 13 at Valley Farm Road and follow the park signs to the Flying Squirrel Campground area. 



Flying Squirrel Shelter is located in the Flying Squirrel Campground next to the showerhouse with flush restrooms on the north side of the park. 

  • Open aired shelter: capacity 50 to 60 people
  • Nine inside picnic tables including one longer handicap accessible table, four outside
  • Two large charcoal grills / four refuse cans / six double electrical outlets
  • Six double outlets
  • Pressurized drinking water at shelter
  • Lighting available for evening use
Dump station
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Refuse cans
Shower facilities


Monday - Thursday: $35 per day

Friday - Sunday: $50 per day

Policies and Fees

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Flying Squirrel Shelter is a seasonal facility available for reservations from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily April 15th - October 15th. (NOTE: When not reserved, the shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis, but without electricity).


Flying Squirrel Shelter is closed to reservations October 16th - April 14th. The area is prone to flooding during moderate high-water episodes on the Wapsipinicon River, which may cause the shelter to be closed.