Scharnberg Park

Scharnberg Park
Scharnberg Park



Halloween Hike

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Camping reservations for all sites for the week of the Clay County Fair must be made by calling CCCB at 712-262-2187.

2024 Halloween Hike will be held October 5 at Scharnberg Park!  Bring a non-perishable item to be donated to Upper Des Moines Opportunity.

·         You can set up your account to make on-line reservations at any time on

·         You will then be able to reserve a campsite for Scharnberg Park!  We have just over half of our total sites available to reserve.

·         We have a 3-night weekend minimum (Thurs., Fri., and Sat. nights) for our reserved campsites except for the following holidays:  Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.  The minimum for the holidays will be a 5 night stay.

·         Check-in time for your park stay is 3:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. when the park closes for the day.

·         Checkout is 1:00 p.m. 

·          Please understand reservations are not transferable and at the time of booking your reservation you immediately prohibit others from reserving and utilizing that camp site.  Should YOU decide to CANCEL your reservation, there are NO REFUNDS! 


55 acre park with 61 campsites (each site is approx. 54 ft. long), 3 cabins, 5 primitive tent sites, 15 acre pond, hiking trail, exercise trail, fishing, beach, concession stand which includes paddle boat, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals, playground, enclosed, reservable shelter and open-air shelter.

Park Information: 
3430 145th Avenue
Everly, Iowa 51338
GOOGLE MAP Click here

For more park information, please call the Clay County Conservation board listed below.

Clay County Conservation Board
420 10th Avenue S.E.
Spencer, Iowa 51301
(712) 262-2187

  • All Clay County property subject to Iowa laws.


From Spencer:  Go west on W. 4th Street, which turns into County Road B24 for 6.6 miles.  Turn north on 145th Avenue for .5 mile.

From Everly: Go south of Everly on County Road M27 for 1 mile and then turn east on County Road B24 for 1.5 miles.  Turn north on 145th Avenue for .5 mile.

Look for the brown and white County Arrowhead sign markers to assist you.


  • Scharnberg Park has a 15 acre pond that has bass, bluegill and channel catfish.
  • The Urban Trout Stocking program stocks 1,500 - 2,000 Rainbow trout in October or November and January or February of each year.  See limitations in the "Closures" section below.
  • Access to the pond is made easier by a handicap accessible fishing pier as well as two 50 foot rock jetties.
  • There are 3 concrete tornado shelters located through-out the Park for your protection.
  • Included in the camping fees is 20/30/50 Amp service, water, as well as wireless internet.
  • The campground will hold 61 campers.  Of these 61 sites, 21 are full hookups with sewer.
  • Firewood available.
  • If you don't own a camper, we have three cabins available for rent year-round at
  • There are also 5 primitive tent sites.
  • Shower house with single and family style shower rooms.
  • The Park has 2 playground areas, one for 2-4 yr. olds and one for 5-12 yr. olds.
  • The Park also has a playscape.
  • One Shelter available for reservations May 1 - October 15.and can be reserved on-line at
  • One open air shelter available for picnicking on a first come-first serve basis.
  • Concession stand open during the summer months. (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend) (Weather permitting)
  • From horseshoes, hiking, fishing, paddle boats and canoe rentals, a concession stand and a beautiful beach to swim, Scharnberg Park has something to offer everyone.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Cabins are available for rent year-round. 

Campground is open May 1st to October 15th, weather permitting.


Campground is closed approximately October 15 to May 1.

Trout Fishing:

Iowa residents and nonresidents who are required to have a fishing license must pay the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout. Exception: Children under 16 may possess or fish for trout without having paid the Trout Fee if they fish with a properly licensed adult who has paid the Trout Fee and together they limit their catch to the one person daily limit of five (5) trout. Children under 16 can pay their own Trout Fee, which allows them to fish without a properly licensed adult and keep their own daily limit (5)

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