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Chinkapin Bluffs Shelter

14198 R Avenue
Columbus Junction, IA 52738
Chinkapin Bluffs has a shelter that is available for groups to rent.  The Shelter is enclosed on two sides and features a fireplace, picnic tables and nearby grills.  Playground equipment, restrooms, drinking water and scenic overlook are all nearby. The rate is $30/day. 


The shelter is connected to the main parking lot via a handicapped accessible sidewalk.


The shelter is open on 2 sides. 
Fire ring
Handicap Accessible
Pet Friendly
Picnic Table
Refuse cans


Special Use Permit - Beer or Wine-$50: Special use permits are required for groups wishing to have beer or wine at their event.   
Proof of Insurance: Shelter renters who obtain special use permits for beer or wine must provide proof of insurance with a minimum of $100,000 liability coverage.  These can be obtained from your homeowner or rental insurance by contacting the company.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

The shelter is open for use all seasons.  The park opens daily at 6:30 and closes at 10:30 pm each night.
Rental check in is after 9 am. Check out is before 10:30 pm.
Refunds will not be given for cancellations. If a cancellation must be made in case of severe weather, a “rain check" may be issued. The rain check must be used within twelve months of the issue date.




Groups wishing to have wine or beer must select the 'Special Use Permit' and pay the additional $50 fee.