Cordova Park

Spruce Cabin
Spruce Cabin
Mallard Cabin
Observation Tower
Tower View of Lake Red Rock

 Attention: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are putting into place some new cleaning/disinfecting actions. As a part of this the cabins will not have cookware and cooking utensils available for use as in the past. Please plan accordingly, and supply your own if you need them. Thank you for your understanding.


This park is an 1100 acre area situated on bluffs overlooking Lake Red Rock. The name Cordova is derived from the small town that occupied this location from 1887-1962. The park has seven modern cabins available for rent year round, all with a great view of Lake Red Rock. For a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area, climb the 169 steps to the top of the park’s 106’ observation tower, the tower charges $.50/person and requires quarters. Change is not available on-site. On a clear day, landmarks 35 miles away may be viewed with the naked eye. Home to abundant wildlife, modern cabins and the observation tower; Cordova Park is considered a year round travel destination.

ATTENTION: Beginning January 1st, 2019, a cabin, campsite or shelter house that is reserved, will have a Non-Refundable $4.00 Processing fee added to each facility in a shopping cart. The Processing Fee will automatically be added at the time of "Checkout". Due to more counties adding facilities to reserve online and the higher volume of transactions on, the Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards; which, administers the website through a web host company, is instituting this Processing Fee. The fee will go towards continuing updates and maintenance so that will continue to meet the needs of those wishing to reserve county facilities.

Park Contact Information:
Cordova Park
1378 Highway G28
Otley, IA 50214
PHONE: (641) 627-5935


Cordova Park is located one mile east of Highway 14 and County Highway G28 intersection at 1378 Highway G28 or 9 miles west of the City of Pella on Hwy G28.

Google Map Location


    * 7 Modern Year Round Cabins
            Cabin Listings             

                Check the cabin Availability Calendar for your desired reservation time frame.
    * Pavilion, open shelter, 6300 square feet under roof
            Pavilion Information
    * 106 Foot Observation Tower
    * 3 Picnic Areas with Shelters
    * Interpretive Walking Trail
    * Concrete Boat Ramp to Lake Red Rock
    * Playground
    * Accessible Fishing to Lake Red Rock


Operating Hours & Seasons

Park Hours: 7:00 AM till 8:00 PM
Seasonally: Some areas of Cordova Park will have restricted access and Flush Restrooms will be closed October through April