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CHERRY GLEN PICNIC, IA

Cherry Glen Picnic Area is a day-use facility located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting.Cherry...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 05 2014   Season Dates

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  • No amplified sound system without permit
  • If shelters are not reserved, they are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis
  • Playgrounds and restrooms near shelters are open to the public
  • Click here for more information
  • Click here for a virtual tour of the Saylorville Lake area.


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CHERRY GLEN PICNIC GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 100 Accessible 20
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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CHERRY GLEN PICNIC GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 75 Accessible 20
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
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CHERRY GLEN PICNIC GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 50 Accessible 20
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
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CHERRY GLEN PICNIC GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 100 Accessible 20
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
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CHERRY GLEN PICNIC GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 125 Accessible 20
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CHERRY GLEN PICNIC GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 200 Accessible 20
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Cherry Glen Picnic Area is a day-use facility located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting.

Natural Features:

Cherry Glen is nestled on a compact 13-acre wooded ridge. Visiting with family and friends while relaxing in the shade of one of the area's many trees is a popular pastime.

Wildlife is abundant throughout the project. White-tailed deer, turkeys, pheasants, waterfowl, and other small game animals roam the lands around the lake.

Recreation:

Visitors come to Saylorville Lake for its great boating, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and swimming opportunities. Anglers fish for walleye, wiper, largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and northern pike.

The paved Neal Smith Trail winds 24 miles from Des Moines to Big Creek State Park and connects the campgrounds on the east side of the lake. It is designated as a National Recreation Trail and is used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking and in-line skating.

Facilities:

This day-use area offers six group picnic shelters, all with electric hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, a playground and hiking trails. Cherry Glen Campground is adjacent, where a boat ramp is available.

Booking Window
Mon Oct 06 2014 - Fri Oct 02 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Mon Apr 14 2014 Sun Oct 05 2014
Peak Wed Apr 15 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Playground
  • Biking
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Playground
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 14 2014 -
Oct 05 2014
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
Apr 15 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.73194, -93.68028
41°43'55"N, 93°40'49"W

From I-35, take Exit 92 in Ankeny and turn right on East 1st Street. Travel approximately 5 miles west to NW 94th Ave. Continue across HWY 415 approximately .5 miles to Cherry Glen Picnic Area on your right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CHERRY GLEN PICNIC
4586 NW 94th Avenue
Polk City  IA  50223

Phone Number:

Project Office: (515)276-4656
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