Lodge Rental

By your agreement with these terms and conditions, you represent that you are 18 years or older (21 years or older if offering alcoholic beverages) and that you are authorized to make the reservation on behalf of the group you have listed. You further agree to assume full responsibility for the acts, negligence or omissions of the members of your group while utilizing said facilities.

Additionally, you agree that you have read and understand the CANCELLATION and REFUND POLICIES concerning this reservation, and have also read and understand the FACILITY CONTRACT information. Reservations are non-refundable, and non-transferable.

You are reserving a facility in a Linn County park. ALL COUNTY PARK RULES AND STATE LAWS ARE ENFORCED. Contact the Park Ranger listed on your reservation confirmation email if you have any questions about park rules, policies or special requests.

Failure to clean up with facility or surrounding area as outlined, or failure to comply with park rules or state laws may result in enforcement action. Linn County Conservation may take any legal action necessary to recover damages to county property.

CHECK-IN TIME: After 7:00 AM
CHECK-OUT TIME: Before 10:00 PM

The Park Ranger will meet you with the key and do a walk around. A lock box will be provided should you need to leave the facility and return.

You are required to clean up the facility and grounds and return them to the condition you received them. Plan to have your facility cleaned and people departed prior to your scheduled checkout time.

Linn County is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited in all buildings.

Parking is confined to designated parking areas. If you anticipate more vehicles than spaces provided, please contact the Park Ranger in advance. No parking or driving off roadways.

Temporary, free standing directional signs are allowed – not to be attached to park furniture, signposts or other facilities. Decorations are allowed as long as they are free standing or not affixed in a manner that would damage a facility or any painted walls (tape, tacks, staples can cause damage to walls. The use of a no-stick adhesive is recommended). Special care should be taken with balloons so that they do not “escape”.

Only beer, wine and champagne are allowed. No hard liquor is allowed. Drinking of these beverages is not permitted on roads or in parking areas. It is permissible to have keg beer in conjunction with a lodge or shelter reservation, however special fees and permits are required.

Bands, disc jockeys and other amplified sources of sound are allowed inside of the facility only. It is required that you work out the details for your amplified music in advance of your event with the park ranger. All sources of sound must be turned off by 9:00 PM. “Quiet hours” are observed in the parks between 9:00 PM and 9:00 AM.

Linn County Parks observe a “Carry In – Carry Out” refuse policy. However, a limited amount of refuse will be removed by park staff in conjunction with your reservation. All refuse must be placed in the containers provided. You will need to remove any refuse in excess of the capacity of these containers.

Pets are PROHIBITED in all lodges (with exception of service animals).

Certain activities or items require that you request and obtain special permission from the Park Ranger in advance of your event. These include (but are not limited) to the following: horses (or horse activities), erection of tents, inflatable play equipment, hog roasts, carnival-type activities, etc. Please contact the Park Ranger for additional information.

In order to make any modification to an existing reservation, the request must be two weeks prior to the original date. Changes include charges for additional or fewer people than expected, keg changes, etc. If the request is a date change, the new date must be within 6 months of the existing date. A date change must be used for the same type of facility in a Linn County Park. All reservation modifications must be made by calling the Conservation Office at (319) 892-6450. Any modifications to an existing reservation will be assessed a $25 administrative fee.

All facility reservations require a deposit check two weeks prior to the event (for deposit amounts, see the facility fees). It is your responsibility to ensure that this deposit is provided on time. Deposits for facility rentals should be mailed to: Linn County Conservation, 21060 Morris Hills Rd, Toddville, IA 52341. Deposits will be shredded if there are no issues with damage, clean up, late departure, and other rules and regulations are followed.


Please consider this policy prior to purchasing your facility reservation.


ALL cancellations or requests for refunds cannot be done online and must be made by calling the conservation office at 319-892-6458.

Any modifications to an existing reservation will be assessed a $25 administrative fee.


Please understand at the time of booking your reservation that you immediately prohibit other people from reserving and utilizing that facility. They then go elsewhere to locate a facility for that date. However, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule within that calendar year with no guarantees. Any modifications to an existing reservation will be charged a $25 administrative fee.

We will observe a NON-REFUNDABLE  reservation fee policy with the following exceptions:

  • Accident, serious injury or death of an immediate family member.
  • Travel condition where the Nation Weather Service has issued a no travel advisory, like a winter storm.
  • We are unable to provide your facility (*or like facility) in operable condition for the day of your event.

All requests for refunds cannot be done online and must be made by call the conservation office at 319-892-6458.