*Polk County Conservation is temporarily not accepting reservations for the the Longhouse due to some maintenance issues. Once these issues are resolved, we plan to begin accepting reservations again.
The Chichaqua Longhouse is one of our enclosed facilities. It is popular for family reunions, company picnics, weddings, and other group functions. The longhouse accommodates up to 125 people and rents for $150. A $100 deposit fee is required if keg beer is being served.
Reservations for the enclosed facilities can be made online at www.mycountyparks.com.
Beer and wine are allowed in Polk County Parks, but special regulations do apply at the Longhouse. Please contact the Conservation Office for more details.
The Longhouse can be rented from 10:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (earlier with Ranger approval)
Reservations are accepted for the current calendar year and the upcoming calendar year. For example, on January 1, 2016, facility reservations will be accepted for the 2016 and 2017 calendar years.
The Longhouse is not available for rent the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.
Specific Information on the Longhouse
- 30' x 60' inside area
- 16' x 20' kitchen addition
- 22' of counter top
- Sink with hot and cold water
- Electric stove and oven
- Barbeque grill/shelter outside kitchen
- Restrooms - handicapped accessible
- Tables and chairs for 120 people
- 100' x 200' parking area (up to 75 cars)
The Longhouse can be rented for overnight use by organized youth groups. Organized youth groups overnight use is half price. Reservations for these groups can be made by calling (515) 323-5300.