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SHELTER/SPACE RESERVATIONS

The Osborne Nature Center has several shelter houses and indoor spaces available for rent for your group gathering.

Shelter Houses

The Osborne Nature Center has five shelter houses available for rent

Turkey River Park

20195 Strawberry Pt Rd, Elkader

Picnic Tables

8

Outlets

3

Toilets

Pit Toilets

Drinking Water Available?

No

Woodpecker

Pioneer Village

Picnic Tables

6

Outlets

2

Toilets

Pit Toilets

Drinking Water Available?

Yes

Pinewood

Near Turkey Pen

Picnic Tables

6

Outlets

1

Toilets

Nearby Pit Toilets

Drinking Water Available?

Yes

Dock

Osborne Pond

Picnic Tables

6

Outlets

2

Toilets

Pit Toilets

Drinking Water Available?

Yes

Fireplace

Osborne Pond

Picnic Tables

8

Outlets

6

Toilets

Pit Toilets

Drinking Water Available?

Yes

shelter house and indoor space rental fees

All shelter houses are day use only

GROUPS

Half-Day  (4 Hours) - $20.00
Full Day (8 am-10:30 pm) - $40.00

WEDDINGS

$100 fee

+

$100 Cleanup Deposit

ALCOHOL USE GUARANTEE DEPOSIT

$100.00

(must be paid by a separate check)
 

This deposit will be refunded providing no problems result due to the presence of alcohol.

MORE INFO

In county Youth Groups are
not charged a fee.

 

Appropriate fees must be received in the Conservation Office prior to the date of the event, and during normal business hours: 8am-4pm Mon-Fri.
 

Receipts for Shelter must be in possession of the “responsible person” during the event and made available to the Park Ranger upon request.

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Indoor Spaces

The Osborne welcome center has three indoor spaces available

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Auditorium

Located inside the Welcome Center on the main floor.

Space Available

800 sq. ft. 

Capacity

66 people

Tables/Chairs Available?

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Yes

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Basement classroom

Located in the basement of the Welcome Center.

Space Available

600 sq. ft.

Capacity

65 people

Tables/Chairs Available?

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Yes

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third floor event space

Newly remodeled space in the third floor of the Welcome Center. 

Space Available

2400 sq. ft.

Capacity

131 people

Tables/Chairs Available?

Handicap Accessible?

6-8 ft tables and 40 chairs available

Yes

Joy Springs is currently under construction, fishing conditions are poor.