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Narrows Shelter

2500 North 25th Street
Ph: 712-741-5465
Council Bluffs, IA, 51501

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Reservations at the Missouri River Overlook Shelter at Narrows River Park are now open for the 2021 season. Maximum occupancy is 100 people & 10 tables are provided for your use. 


This covered shelter overlooking the Missouri River invites visitors to stay and enjoy the beauty of the river.  The Omaha downtown skyline is visible as you relax on the deck.  When not reserved, the shelter is available on a first come first serve basis.


Please understand at the time of booking your reservation that you immediately prohibit other people from reserving and utilizing that facility - they therefore go elsewhere to locate a facility for that date. We will observe a NON-REFUNDABLE RESERVATION policy with the following exceptions: 

  • Accident, serious injury or death of an immediate family member 
  • Travel conditions where a substantial risk is required in order to travel such as a winter storm where a travel advisory has been issued 
  • We are unable to provide your facility (or like facility) in operable condition for the date of your event

ALL cancellations or requests for refunds for the reasons above cannot be done online and must be made by calling the Park Ranger at  (402) 490-1290.


Narrows River Park

2500 North 25th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
PHONE: (402) 490-1290 

Take I-29 exit 55 and head north on 25th Street.  Head right on River Road. 


  • 28' x 36' Shelter
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Modern restrooms close by
  • Two charcoal grills
  • 10 picnic tables  
  • Three trash cans available
  • Archery range
  • Playground
  • Horseshoe pits nearby
Pet Friendly
Picnic Table
Refuse cans


  • $77.00 per day - $73.00 rental fee plus $4.00 processing fee
  • Shelter rental must be in the name of a person 21 years of age or older who will be present at the facility for the full term of the reservation
  • $100.00 alcohol deposit required with your rental, please check the Alcohol Deposit box during checkout and a staff member will meet you the day of your event to collect the deposit at that time.

 *Contact Narrows River Park at 402-490-1290 to book your rental using cash or check payment. 



Hours of Operation & Seasons

The park is open seasonally, April through October - Weather Permitting

May through September hours are 6:30am to 10:30pm

April and October hours are sunrise to sunset


The park closes from November through March.