North Tailwater 2024 Season:
April 18 - October 21

Shelter Reservations:
$50.00/reservation* (large shelter only)
*Additional fees may be charged if special event permit needed


North Tailwater Recreation Area
1004 216th Pl
Pella, IA  50219

Contact Information

Corps of Engineers Office:
(641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690

North Tailwater Recreation Area

North Tailwater is a great place for shoreline fishing along the river, enjoying a picnic with family and friends, taking a bike ride along the Volksweg Trail, and much more!   The park features a new playground, two picnic shelters (one reservable and one first-come, first-served), modern restrooms, and a fish cleaning station. 

The large shelter can be reserved online at or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777.


North Tailwater Large Shelter

Reservations online at
or call 1-877-444-6777