Hickory Grove Park

Facility Rentals at Hickory Grove Park

Two lodges are available to reserve at Hickory Grove Park. Lodges are available to reserve from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. between April 1-October 31. Firewood may be requested with a reservation for no additional fee. 

Oriole Ridge Lodge is located on the north side of the lake and can accommodate 80-100 people. It has a brick floor, fireplace, windows, and picnic tables inside and outside. There is a water hydrant and double grill near the building; a portable toilet is placed nearby during the summer. 

Snow Bunting Lodge is on the south side of the lake and is a bit smaller, accommodating 75 people. Snow bunting also includes a fireplace, picnic tables, and an outdoor drinking fountain.
All open shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010


Park Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.


This area is open year round.