Picnic Shelters

Picnic shelters at Chinkapin Bluffs, Flaming Prairie and Virginia Grove can be reserved. 

To check on available dates or for questions: call: 319-523-8381 or

Fill out a: Shelter Reservation Form and mail it with payment of $25/shelter/day.

If beer or wine will be consumed: groups must have a Special Use Permit.  These costs $25 (non-refundable) for the permit.  In addition, groups must provide a $100 cash or money order deposit (refundable if the area is left in good condition); and provide proof of insurance showing a minimum of $100,000 liability insurance coverage.

The Special Use Permit application must be completed and turned in to the LCCB office at least two weeks prior to the date of the shelter rental. 

If shelters are NOT reserved: they are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.

Contact Us

P: 319-523-8381

F: 319-527-2131

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Conservation Office

12635 CR G56, Suite 101

Wapello, IA 52653


Office Hours:

M - F, 10:00 - 3:00

Other times by chance or appointment