Located just off 1-29 in Council Bluffs, take in beautiful Big Muddy and Omaha skyline views as you watch planes take off and land from nearby Eppley Airport (a favorite activity for many families with young children). Two reservable covered shelters overlook the Missouri River which can be accessed by the boat ramp located on the north end of the park. Enjoy fun outdoor recreation by picking up a game of horseshoes, getting your target practice in at the archery range, or letting the kids get their energy out on the playground or swing set.
The park is open 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.
The park offers modern restrooms which are accessible during park hours.
Narrows River Park closes for the winter season from November through March.
Narrows River Park offers an archery range open to the public. The range includes targets, other equipment is not provided. Visitors will need to bring their own bows and arrows.
Please note: Broadheads are NOT permitted due to the damage they cause to targets. Thank you for helping us keep equipment in good condition for all visitors!
Starting at $30.00More Info
Starting at $30.00
This small covered shelter is located in the south section of the park and overlooks the Missouri River with views of the Omaha skyline. Nearby access to restrooms, playground equipment, & water make this the perfect spot for your next event. When not reserved, the shelter is available on a first come first serve basis.More Info & Reservations
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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