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Rod & Reel Yurt

1415 Nelson Ave
Ph: 515-576-4258
Fort Dodge, IA, 50501
Yurt rentals are somewhat unique to Iowa parks and campgrounds, but have been widely used throughout the Western United States for many years as remote shelters provided for users on extensive hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. The yurts provide for a fun overnight alternative for families who don't own a motorhome or don't like the hassle of tent camping. The yurts are fashioned from the nomadic Mongolian culture that often moved their "circular" huts from one region to another following food or warmer weather. 

Two Yurts are located adjacent to Kennedy Park Campground and Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. These dome-style cabins are managed as a "3-season" cabin that are open for public-use from April 15th through October 15th and are available by advance reservation only. 2 night minimum when booking. Check in is 3 pm. Check out is 11 am. Book early for weekends and holidays. No Pets Allowed. 

For a 3D tour of the Rod & Reel Yurt at Kennedy Park, click here


Located at the north west corner of the Kennedy Park Campground. The yurt overlooks Badger Lake and Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. 


We Provide:
  • 24 foot diameter yurt (very efficient use of 450 square foot living space) with sky-light/2 windows
  • Sleeps 6 - Full over full bunk bed for children on the upper bunk and queen sized hide-a-bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electrical outlets, ceiling lighting/fan, lamp
  • Kitchenette; which includes a sink, microwave, refrigerator, cabinets and counter space
  • Dining table and seating (seats 4)
  • Attached elevated deck with patio furniture that seats 4, charcoal grill, ground fire-ring, and outdoor water hydrant
  • Bathroom with shower, toilet and sink
  • Outside solar lighting
  • Cleaning supplies

Recommended items YOU provide:

  • Sleeping bags or bed linens
  • Pillows
  • Towels/blankets/toiletries
  • Coffee maker/toaster
  • Dish soap, dish towels, potholders
  • Table service, cooking pots & pans, utensils
  • Cutting board
  • Additional seating/bag chairs
  • Flash light & lantern for deck lighting (no liquid fuel lanterns allowed inside cabin)
  • Charcoal & lighter fluid
  • Camera

Tents are not permitted in the cabin area - tents may only be placed on designated campsites in adjacent campground

Smoking is NOT allowed inside or on the decks of the yurts

Pets are NOT allowed inside the yurts

Fire ring
Firewood available
Handicap Accessible
On-site resident host
Pets prohibited
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Refuse cans
Shower facilities
Swimming nearby
Table with chairs


$125 per night

2 day minimum rental, 3 day minimum on weekends including a holiday 

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Camping season and yurt availability begins April 15th of each year.


 Campground and yurts close October 15th each year