Parks & Camping
Spring Lake Park Playground
Superintendent:  Duane Mummert
Asst. Superintendent:  Steve Thill

Cherokee's parks offer many opportunities for enjoyment for all residents and visitors.  Koser Spring Lake Park, located near the Little Sioux River, contains over 40 camping spaces with electrical, water and sewer hookups, and nearby shower and restroom facilities.  Circling the lake is a 1.1 mile asphalt walking/jogging trail.  Modern playground equipment, several shelter facilities and fishing opportunities await visitors.
Koser Spring Lake Yacht ClubThe new Yacht Club Community Building (opened in June, 2013) is available for all types of gatherings such as family and class reunions, wedding receptions, bridal and baby showers, business meetings and events.  Daily rental is $100.  Rentals for 4 hours or less start at $65.  Kitchen facilities available (no stove).  Capacity of 90.  Call 712-225-2715 in the afternoons to make reservations.

Also available in Spring Lake Park is  the open shelter (constructed in 2014).  Electricity is available in this shelter.  Reservation fee  is $30 per event, or available on a first come/first serve basis (as long as not reserved.)

Directly across Hwy. 59 is Wescott Park, which contains ball diamonds, a shelter, concession stand and restroom facilities.

Check out Gillette Park, home of the Bacon Aquatic Center, a favorite of young and old alike!  The aquatic center, new in 2007, has a zero-entry pool with children's features including a sand play area and splash pad.  Older swimmers enjoy a flume slide as well as an enclosed tower slide.  See the Bacon Aquatic Center page for more information.

Contained within Gillette Park is a new, large playground area, a walking trail, and an open shelter with tables and benches for your enjoyment.  The Centennial Shelter is available for your picnic gathering, reservation fee for this shelter is $30, or it is available on a first come/first serve basis at no cost (as long as it is not reserved.)
Gillette Shelter