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Missouri River Overlook Shelter


Please note that the Missouri River Boat Ramp is closed for the foreseeable future due to damages sustained from 2019 flooding.

Missouri River Overlook Shelter
Narrows River Park
2500 North 25th Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Check-in: 6:30am
Check-out: 10:30pm

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance.

Seats up to 60

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This covered shelter overlooking the Missouri River invites visitors to stay and enjoy the beauty of the river.  The Omaha downtown skyline is visible as you relax on the deck.  When not reserved, the shelter is available on a first come first serve basis. Shelter reservation is for the full day and includes payment for all guests.


Fire Ring
Handicap Accessible
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Playground Nearby
Potable Water
Refuse Cans
Restrooms Nearby
Water Hydrant

What Do I Need to Bring?



Seasonal Park Hours:

April and October: Sunrise to Sunset

May-September: 6:30am to 10:30pm



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do my guests need to pay the entry fee?

A: No, your reservation fee includes entrance for any guests during the duration of your shelter rental.


Cancellation Policy

Please understand at the time of booking your reservation that you immediately prohibit other people from reserving and utilizing that facility - they therefore go elsewhere to locate a facility for that date. We will observe a non-refundable reservation policy with the following exceptions:

  • Accident, serious Injury or death of an immediate family member
  • Travel conditions where a substantial risk is required in order to travel such as a winter storm where travel advosry has been issued.
  • We are unable to provide your facility (or like facility) in operable condition for the date of your event

All canellations or requests for refudns for the reasons above cannont be done online and must be made by calling the Park Ranger at  402-490-1290


Date Changes

All date changes must be made by calling the Park Ranger at 402-490-1290. Recongnize that we must first administratively cancel your existing online reservation, and then create a second reservation for the new date. An administrative fee of $25 will be assessed to complete this transaction. Please consider this procedure prior to making your initial reservation. (NOTE: Date changes will not be allowed within two weeks of the scheduled reservation)


  • $75/day
  • 3% processing fee is applied to all credit card reservations
  • Shelter rental must be in the name of a person 21 years of age or older who will be present at the facility for the full term of the reservation
  • $100.00 alcohol deposit required with your rental

Interactive Map to Missouri River Overlook Shelter

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