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Seven Oaks Recreation

1086 222nd Dr, Boone, IA 50036-7117
+1 515-432-9457
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Family canoe trip in Central Iowa

We rented a canoe and a kayak for a September afternoon float down the Des Moines river from Hwy 30... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Kevin W
Great winter fun

Staff is helpful. I have only been for winter openings, but will have to go sometime in... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Randy K
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Seven Oaks, “Your Destination for Outdoor Recreation” offers a wide range of activities, many unique to Iowa, including snow boarding, skiing, snow tubing, river floats and more. We provide fun and relaxation for diverse ages that want to socialize and participate in the great outdoors to remain mentally and physically healthy. Seven Oaks is a family owned and operated “beginner friendly” resort for individuals and groups of all sizes.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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1086 222nd Dr, Boone, IA 50036-7117
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We rented a canoe and a kayak for a September afternoon float down the Des Moines river from Hwy 30 down to E57 west of Luther. Central Iowa has had a bit of a drought recently and the river water level was low, and the...More

Thank Kevin W
joel b, General Manager at Seven Oaks Recreation, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Staff is helpful. I have only been for winter openings, but will have to go sometime in summer. It's a great place to go and break out some wintertime cobwebs. Although I own my own skies, they do offer rentals. They have a chairlift. Of...More

Thank Randy K
joel b, General Manager at Seven Oaks Recreation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

And apparently, they have wedding parties out here as well! Family friendly place with canoes and tubing equipment and buses to haul people up and down the river in the summer and some nice smaller slopes and a chairlift for skiing in the winter, including...More

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joel b, General Manager at Seven Oaks Recreation, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for the review! We appreciate it!!

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Our family went tubing on the Fourth of July. The weather was conducive to outdoor recreation, so we made a last-minute plan to go tubing. I made reservations at 10:00am for our family of five to launch at 12:30pm. What a wonderful afternoon! We were...More

Thank TeeIowa
joel b, General Manager at Seven Oaks Recreation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for the great review! I will make sure I share with our staff.

Reviewed 15 February 2017

I came with a 4H group and their families for a Sunday of skiing. Most in the group had never been skiing, and I even had my four children ages 11, 8, 4, and 3. Though not a huge ski area, it is very well...More

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joel b, General Manager at Seven Oaks Recreation, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Ben, I am happy to hear that your experience at Seven Oaks was a GREAT one. We try very hard to make sure each and every person that walks through our doors has a great time. As a parent myself, I know how awesome it...More

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Seven Oaks is great! You can float/paddle/hike/bike/camp/paintball in the summer. They also hold special events like weddings, and 5k fun runs. Their are only port-o-potties up at the camp grounds but you can drive down to the lodge for a shower is need be. Campsites...More

Thank daniellelemon08
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I had heard co workers talk about tubing near Boone and thought I would NEVER do that. We had a last minute trip out of town get cancelled so we decided not to let our friends weekend be wasted. We had planned on being in...More

Thank familytripplanner
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were cancelled on Thursday due to high water (not their fault). We rescheduled for Friday. Emailed again that the trip was cancelled due to high water (again not their fault). Even though we had indicated that Friday was the last day that we were...More

Thank lucky9862
joel b, General Manager at Seven Oaks Recreation, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

I am sorry that we could not make it work for you. With the high waters mid week, our phone was ringing non stop with people re-booking their floats with us. Our most popular time slots were filling up quickly. Thank you for your input.

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Great service... River is pretty lackluster. I don't regret the trip.. Just won't do it again. If you're in the area go for it.

Thank turquoise11
joel b, Manager at Seven Oaks Recreation, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 4 star review!

Reviewed 29 February 2016

I had the best time ever this past Friday night with my daughter (5 year-old). I loved the tubing experience. The workers were so friendly, helpful, and happy to be there. After 2 hours of tubing, we went inside the lodge to order some hot...More

Thank 515tiffany
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Charlene A
29 June 2017|
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Response from joel b | Property representative |
Good morning! Our most popular float is our trip #1 which is an 8 mile 2-4 hour trip. Times vary depending on time paddling vs floating and time spent at sandbars....you just need to be completed by 6 pm on the day of your... More
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