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Shelter - Flying Squirrel

4732 Horseshoe Falls Rd
Central City, IA, 52214

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Nestled in the heart of Flying Squirrel Campground, the Flying Squirrel Shelter sits adjacent to the new playground, the Mary Lundby bridge and a trail connection to Central City. Watercraft concession with kayak and canoe rentals is within walking distance, open May through August. 8 picnic tables are provided. 




4962 Valley Farm Road Central City  - located northwest of Central City within the family campground complex on the east side of the Wapsipinicon River. The shelter is in the valley. Enter the north park entrance off Hwy. 13/Valley Farm Road and follow the park signs to the Flying Squirrel Campground area - just beyond the sanitary dumping stations. Address is 1826 Flying Squirrel Rd., Central City. 



The Flying Squirrel Shelter has XX picnic tables. 


Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Refuse cans
Shower facilities


$50 Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holidays

$35/ Monday Through Thursday


Hours of Operation & Seasons

Flying Squirrel Shelter is a seasonal facility, available for reservations from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily from April 15 thru October 15. (NOTE: When not reserved, the shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis).


Flying Squirrel Shelter is closed to reservations from October 15-April 15. The area surrounding Flying Squirrel Shelter is prone to flooding during moderate high water episodes on the Wapsipinicon River.  If flooding occurs, the shelter may be closed.