OAK GROVE PICNIC AREA, IA

Oak Grove 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.Oak ...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 01 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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OAK GROVE PICNIC AREA GROUP PICNIC AREA 50 Accessible 20
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Oak Grove 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:

Oak Grove lies among a heavily wooded forest of stately oak trees on the east side of the lake. A large beach is within walking distance.

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 two group picnic shelters with electric and water hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, a playground, volleyball court and hiking trails.

Booking Window
Wed Aug 06 2014 - Sun Aug 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 Sat May 24 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Tue Sep 08 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Playground
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • 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
May 24 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
GROUP PICNIC AREA $50.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 08 2015
GROUP PICNIC AREA $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):
41.73889, -93.68472
41°44'20"N, 93°41'5"W

Physical Address: 4801 NW 98th Ave, Polk City, IA 50226

From Ankeny, travel 3.4 miles west on 1st Street. Turn right onto HWY 415 for 0.9 miles, then left onto NW 44th street, which turns slightly right and becomes NW 98th Ave. Picnic area is on the right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

OAK GROVE PICNIC AREA
5600 NW 78th Avenue
Johnston  IA  50131

Phone Number:

Project Office: (515) 276-4656
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