Parks & Camping

Shelter in Gillette Park
Shelter in Gillette Park

   Cherokee's parks offer many opportunities for enjoyment for all residents and visitors.  Gillette Park, home of the Bacon Aquatic Center, a favorite of young and old alike!  The aquatic center, new in 2007, has a zero-entry pool with children's features including a sand play area and splash pad.  Older swimmers enjoy a flume slide as well as an enclosed tower slide.  See the Bacon Aquatic Center page for more information.

   

  Contained within Gillette Park is a new, large playground area, a walking trail, and an open shelter with tables and benches for your enjoyment.  The Centennial Shelter is available for

Walking Path in Koser Spring Lake Park
Walking Path in Koser Spring Lake Park
your picnic gathering, reservation fee for this shelter is $30 for 5 hours or less, $50 for more than 5 hours, or it is available on a first come/first serve basis at no cost (as long as it is not reserved.)

 
  Koser Spring Lake Park, located near the Little Sioux River, contains over 48 camping spaces with electrical, water and sewer hookups, and nearby shower and restroom facilities. Circling the lake is a 1.1 mile asphalt walking/jogging trail.  Modern playground equipment, several shelter facilities and fishing opportunities await visitors.  Camping fees are $20.00 per night with a monthly rate of $500.00.  Tent camping is $10.00 per night.      CAMPGROUND IS FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE.

 The Yacht Club (opened in June 2013) is available for all types of gatherings such as family

Spring Lake Playground
Spring Lake Playground
and class reunions, wedding receptions, bridal and baby showers, business meetings and events. Daily rental is $150. Kitchen facilities available (no stove).  Capacity of 80. 

Also available in Spring Lake Park is the open shelter (constructed in 2014).  Electricity is available in this shelter.  Reservation fee for this shelter is $30 for 5 hours or less, $50 for more than 5 hours, or it is available on a first come/first serve basis at no cost (as long as it is not reserved.)

 

Call 712-225-2715 in the afternoons to make reservations for the Yacht Club and open Shelters.

 

416 West Main Street, Cherokee IA 51012 (712) 225-5749 cityckech@evertek.net