(all located at Lake Iowa Park):

Lake Iowa Nature Center

Lake Iowa Park
2550 G Ave
Ladora, IA 52251

The Lake Iowa Nature Center Provides a fabulous location for programs and educational opportunities!

The Nature Center is also available for rent to the public for weddings, showers, and various events. If you are interested, contact the Lake Iowa Park staff or contact us here on Facebook!

A general overview for renting it: FEE: $250 for the lower level – subject to availability and scheduling and a $500 deposit (will be returned to renter as long as cleaned and agreement met). Reservations can be made up to one year in advance.

FEE: $25.00/hour for Library office meetings, subject to availability and scheduling.

scoutcampScout Camp

Available to all scout camp and youth groups for overnight stays. Please contact Iowa County Conservation Staff for more details.


All shelters are $25 to reserve, or run on a free first come first serve bases if not reserved. Reservations can be made up to one year in advance. The shelters have trash cans, pit toilets, and electricity – they do not have water available, the closest hydrant is at the beach and boat ramp.


The roundhouse costs $25 per day and must be reserved in advance. It is an enclosed shelter in the campground. It can hold up to 30 people and has tables and chairs available for use. Showerhouse, pit toilet, and water hydrant are all nearby. The building has A/C, heat, and electricity. No overnights.

Roundhouse 2

Lake view from Roundhouse
Lake view from Roundhouse

Boat Rentals

Lake Iowa Park Boat Rentals

Available Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

Thursday – Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday – 9 am – Noon


Jon Boat with Electric Motor – 4 people max; 885lbs, Comes with oars, trolling motor and life jackets.
$35/day (8 hours)

Paddle Boat – 5 people max; 775lbs, Comes with awning and life jackets
$25/day (8 hours)

In order to rent, you must have a valid ID and fill out appropriate forms and must be 16 years of age or older. Cash and Check only. All boats must be returned and checked in by 7pm Thur-Sat and 12pm on Sunday. Reservations can be made 24 hours in advance with a 50% non-refundable deposit.

Contact Campground Host or call them during renting hours at 319-529-9907.