2021 Whalen Cabin and picnic shelter reservation requests may be made by phone beginning Monday, January 4, at 8 am. Reservation requests must be made by calling 563-382-4158 and leaving a message with your name, phone number, date and reservation request. Phone calls and messages will be returned in the order they are received. Messages received before 8 am on January 4 will not be considered. Walk-in and email requests will also not be considered on January 4.
Whalen Cabin, located in Phelps Park, may be rented at the following rates: $50/time slot--11 am to 4 pm or 5 to 10 pm; rental for all day is $70. Key must be picked up by 5 pm Thursday if a weekend rental, 24 hours in advance if renting Monday thru Thursday. A lease agreement must be signed and fee received before key is given out. Fees are non-refundable unless canceled two weekdays in advance. Scout troops may use the cabin at no cost, however reservations must be made in advance.
Picnic Shelter reservations within the Decorah Parks System cover a 6-hour time period and cost $10. Reservations for Monday thru Thursday must be made and paid for 24 hours in advance; reservations for weekends must be made and paid for by 5 pm the Thursday before the desired weekend. This is a reservation fee, not a user’s fee. Shelters not posted with a reserved sign may be used on a first come, first served basis.