Frequently Asked Questions
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Are dogs allowed inside the cabins?
Pets are not allowed inside the cabins. They are allowed on property if leashed, and their waste is picked up.
Are shelters available for rent?
Yes. Shelters can be rented through MyCountyParks.com.
Can I reserve a campsite?
No. Campsites are first come, first serve.
How do I check availability of cabins and shelters?
Availability can be found on MyCountyParks.com
How do I reserve a cabin?
Cabin reservations can be made online through MyCountyParks.com
How many people are allowed in the cabins?
Camping cabins allow 5 guests. Modern cabins allow 6 guests. Parties over allowed amount should be held at one of the shelters.
How much are cabins?
Modern cabins are $85 a night. Camping cabins are $45 a night.
I paid online, do I still need to send a damage deposit?
Yes, the $150 is not collected online. The damage deposit can be dropped off at the Pioneer Ridge Nature Center or mailed to 1339 Hwy 63, Bloomfield, IA 52537. Please include "damage deposit" and the date of your stay in the memo portion of the check.
Is smoking allowed in the cabins?
Smoking is not allowed in cabins, Pioneer Ridge Nature Center, or shelters.
Is there a fee to enter the Pioneer Ridge Nature Center?
No. The Pioneer Ridge Nature Center is free to the public.
What are the Pioneer Ridge Nature Center hours?
The Pioneer Ridge Nature Center is open Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm and is closed for holidays.