Sustainable Living Cabins
Visitors to Buchanan County’s signature park , Fontana, are able to enjoy overnight comfort while being conscious of conservation and the environment. You can check our North Cabin and South Cabin Occupancy Calendar to see if your prefered date(s) are available. *New reservations are typically placed on the calendar within 48 hours. Then call 319-636-2617 to reserve a cabin for rental any time during the current or next calendar year! Fontana park is located nine miles north of Independence or one mile south of Hazleton, off Highway 150, and is managed by the Buchanan County Conservation Board.
The cabins' comforts and amenities are complimented by natural beauty, park attractions, and promotion of a sustainable lifestyle. Each cabin comfortably sleeps five, with two bedrooms, kitchenette, and a private bathroom with shower. There are vaulted ceilings, wood-sided interiors, and exterior wood siding from trees harvested in Buchanan County. Each cabin includes a porch, table, grill, and fire ring. A private drive for cabin users provides access to the cabins. The cabins are situated near the woodland trails and prairie on the northwest part of the park.
Conservation and Energy Efficiency
The cabins are off-grid – receiving all electrical needs through roof-mounted solar panels with battery storage. Cabin construction makes use of energy efficient: structural insulated panels (SIPs), triple pane windows, water conserving faucets and toilets, and more. Details of the sustainability features are prevalent, with educational displays and printed materials. Cabin users are able to view meters that indicate the flow of electricity from the solar panels and the supply of stored energy in the batteries.
Cabins are open year-round. Rates January 1st - April 14th are $65/night on weekends, and $55/night on weekdays. Rates April 15th - December 31st are $75/night on weekends and holidays, and $65/night on weekdays. Call 319-636-2617 to make a reservation.
Please be sure to contact Fontana Office at 319-636-2617 to check for availability prior to sending any forms.
Cabin Reservation Form
Cabin Site Aerial
Rules and Procedures
Fontana Aerial Cabin and Shelter Locations
Fontana Park Map
After calling and reserving a cabin, you can mail the above form and payment to
1883 125th Street
Hazleton, IA 50641