Pottawattamie Conservation parks are open for day use & camping without restrictions at this time. Pottawattamie Conservation is taking extra steps to maintain safety for our visitors including increased cleaning of public restrooms, indoor facilities, & cabins, providing hand sanitizer in high use areas for our visitors, & adjusting our public programming offerings.
We remind our visitors that COVID-19 is present in our communities & ask that all park visitors please maintain appropriate social distancing at all times, wash hands frequently, & recommend wearing a mask when visiting indoor spaces at your county parks. Please limit your groups to 10 or fewer individuals when visiting indoor spaces & please obey all posted signage in your county parks.
The Cottonwood Shelter at Narrows River Park is closed to reservations & the Missouri River boat ramp at Narrows River Park remains closed at this time.
Thank you for understanding.
Two covered shelters overlook the river invites visitors to stay and enjoy the beauty of the river and the Omaha skyline downstream. In addition to the boat ramp (currently closed), the 36-acre park includes horseshoe pits, archery range with an adjacent picnic shelter, equal access picnic table with checkerboard, playground and modern restrooms. The park closes November through March.
The park is opened during daylight hours, from sunrise to sunset unless otherwise posted. Park hours are strictly enforced and any vehicles in the park after hours will result in vehicles being towed at the owner’s expense.
Starting at $75.00More Info
Starting at $75.00
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.More Info & Reservations
Narrows River Park Ranger
Narrows River Park Ranger
Ryan Penney has spent most of his life in Council Bluffs and graduated from Lewis Central High School. Growing up he was active in Boy Scouts and enjoyed being outdoors which lead him to pursue a degree in Forestry at Iowa State University. During his time at ISU Ryan worked as a Naturalist Intern for Story County Conservation. Ryan also held many seasonal positions with the IDNR at Lake Manawa State Park. These positions included Water & ATV Patrol Officer & Natural Resources Aide. In his free time, Ryan enjoys being outdoors cycling, running & fishing.
As the Narrows River Park Ranger Ryan is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the park including shelter rentals, guest services, park maintenance, and law enforcement. Ryan also assists the Environmental Education Department with the presentation of youth and public programming.
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