Seven Oaks has ALL the Canoe/Kayak, River Tube and Paintball Equipment You’ll Need!



Our paintball field is available seven days a week. Paintball is by reservation only.

Join us for a fun filled day on the river! We float 7 days a week.

Due to the recent excessive rainfall, we are temporarily suspending river floats through Sunday, June 23rd. We will continue to take reservations for dates after Sunday, June 23rd. Please check back for updates. 

Canoe/Kayak INFO Page

River Tube INFO Page

Paintball INFO Page

New to Seven Oaks?
Check out our summer activity First Timers Guide

Events at Seven Oaks
Do you know anyone recently engaged or planning a wedding? We also host meetings, reunions, parties and so much more!

Please check our Facebook page for updates. 

Seven Oaks Recreation
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Annamarie PageAnnamarie Page
14:59 23 Oct 23
We went to a wedding there. It was absolutely beautiful. I had no idea Seven Oaks was a venue. Inside was beautiful and very spacious.
19:12 18 Oct 23
Paintballing at Seven Oaks was a blast everyone in our group had fun and can't wait to go again!
Mark ElsberryMark Elsberry
18:40 18 Oct 23
For our Customer Service week at Mediacom, the employees out of the Ames and Carroll offices decided to go paintballing. The Seven Oaks people were very accommodating. We ended up having 23 people playing and they had everything ready and waiting when we got there. The guys that did the safety instructions were very thorough and made sure everyone followed the rules. They had plenty of room up by the paintball field that we set up some boards and played bags while waiting to play after getting out. I've had many ask if we could do it again next year. Thank you for the Great Time!
Erica and Tyler OlsonErica and Tyler Olson
01:45 12 Oct 23
Seven Oaks is such a beautiful place for your wedding!! We loved everything about the location and set up. Sara and Shelby did an amazing job keeping things flowing. Hands down the best day ever!
Carolyn KleinCarolyn Klein
20:39 11 Sep 23
The best place to host a retreat!
Kyle WandlingKyle Wandling
23:22 06 Sep 23
Sally WorleySally Worley
13:20 06 Sep 23
We used Seven Oaks for two different events, a staff party and a board retreat. Seven Oaks staff were extremely organized, very accommodating and wonderful to work with. The facilities were perfect for our needs.
Jessica BreonJessica Breon
01:41 28 Aug 23
I had my wedding here and everything was amazing! Sara and Maddie truly went above and beyond with everything! They even offered last minute to assist with finding a new hair and make up artist when my cancelled the day before! They were extremely accommodating to all our needs and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!
courtney lewiscourtney lewis
16:46 21 Aug 23
My son had a great 10th birthday party at Seven Oaks this past weekend on the paintball course. The outdoor area was great for our group of 8 for their first real paintball experience. The workers were awesome walking the boys through how to use their equipment and getting them taken care of when the CO2 tanks needed to be refilled. Would highly recommend Seven Oaks Recreation for a unique birthday party!
John MaubachJohn Maubach
19:07 11 Aug 23
Paintball was fantastic. They've got the equipment in good shape and working well.
Teresa KempTeresa Kemp
18:59 10 Aug 23
My son and his wife had their wedding reception here. We couldn't have asked for a better venue! The building is beautiful. They even had the patio/fire pit area ready for our guests! The staff was amazing. They made sure everything went smoothly and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Highly recommended.
Talita PizarroTalita Pizarro
03:56 10 Aug 23
Ron MorenoRon Moreno
00:27 04 Aug 23
Great staff had a great time with the Grandkids
Doug HaaseDoug Haase
15:31 23 Jul 23
Excellent place for a wedding and reception.
jeanna wilsonjeanna wilson
00:29 20 Jul 23
The van driver that took us to the area we got in the at was very personable. The float down the river was very relaxing. Would do it again!
Miranda JohnsonMiranda Johnson
18:17 17 Jul 23
We booked our company retreat here. It was wonderful! So hassle free and great customer service.
Dean IsaacsonDean Isaacson
18:54 16 Jul 23
We had a fantastic wedding celebration reception for our son and wife at Seven Oaks. The facility is roomy, has lots of parking, and Sara and her staff are absolutely tops! We highly recommend Seven Oaks for you event!
Rhonda NelsonRhonda Nelson
16:22 11 Jul 23
Had a Great time! Highly recommend.
Jessica GJessica G
00:48 12 Feb 23
Fun time! Clean lodge. Good size for kids beginner to intermediate skiers. Food at the lodge was pretty good. We really liked the hot mini donuts! Plenty of space and nice atmosphere.
Robert B WilsonRobert B Wilson
08:30 27 Jan 23
4 miles West of Boone off US 30. Best place in central Iowa, for snow skiing and tubing. Well groomed and maintained. Equipment rental and lessons available. Food, beverages, and affordable pricing. All things considered, I give this 4 stars for snow skiing in central Iowa. Get out there and have fun!
23:39 28 Jul 21
Excellent river kayaking experience! Seven Oaks staff made everything easy, from online reservation, confirmation, day of float. Prices were reasonable, staff was friendly & helpful! River float was perfect! Great time on the water!
Cassy OttoCassy Otto
03:29 06 Feb 21
This place is an upgrade from skiing at Mt Crescent. The lifts run smoothly, lots of runs with different difficulty options. The lodge was very nice with lots of room and food/snack options. I just wish it was easier to access from Omaha and not 3 hours away haha.


Seven Oaks Recreation is family-owned and operated and offers year-round outdoor recreation in central Iowa. Our seasonal activities include canoeing, kayaking, river tubing, paintballskiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. We also provide a VERY nice facility that can be rented for wedding receptions, family reunions, class reunions, summer/winter retreats, birthday parties, corporate meetings/retreats, team building and other activities.

Seven Oaks Recreation’s summer activities include full service canoe, kayak and river tube floats on the Des Moines river 7 days a week. We are excited to be celebrating 19 years of full service river floats! We offer 64 canoes, 50 kayaks and 300 river tubes and plenty of cooler tubes for your paddling or floating adventures. Even if you don’t know how to canoe or kayak, you will enjoy our canoe/kayak/river tube floats. Our river trips are fun for beginners as well as experienced canoe/kayak paddlers. You can paddle your way down the river, or simply relax, float, and enjoy miles of wooded bluffs. We can arrange a river float for you, your family or group.

Our winter activities include skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. We offer 650 ski rentals, 250 snowboard rentals, and 120 snow tubes to outfit all ages. Our slopes consist of 11 runs varying from beginner to expert and offer a terrain park, rail yard, beginner area and a 4 chute snow tube park. We have 2 triple chairlifts and 2 surface lifts to make your journey to the top easy.

“The Lodge at Seven Oaks” provides ample seating with a great view of the slopes, fast food, hot drinks and Coal Creek Lounge. Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing at Seven Oaks in makes for great family or group activities for all ages – group rates and FREE ski and snowboard lessons available. Seven Oaks also offers several nightly discount programs. See YOU on the slopes!


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