outdoor paintball in Iowa



When will we open? Soon...we hope! 

Our snow making pumps have all been rebuilt, the snow making ponds are full and the snow machines are on the slopes ready for Mother Nature to give us some cold air.

It only takes a few days to get 1 to 2 runs open once we see temperatures in the teens. As we look at the forecast, we are shooting for December 5th....BUT it's completely up to Mother Nature.

As we get closer to opening day we wanted to remind you of a few COVID-19 related items:

At Seven Oaks we are committed to opening our slopes responsibly. While keeping our commitment to follow our Covid-19 Winter Guidelines, you should expect that there will be changes to our traditional way of operating. By following our Covid-19 Winter Guidelines, you will help us continue to be a great outlet for you, your family and your friends to get outside and have some fun!

We do expect to be busy and expect that there will be times that we reach our capacity both at our tubing park and the ski/ board slopes (season pass holders will still be allowed on the slopes even when we have temporarily stopped selling tickets). So, we are asking all of our customers to be patient and understanding as we get this figured out.

We will be making posts to our Facebook account to keep you updated when we are nearing capacity. Please follow us on Facebook to get the latest updates.

Our anticipated opening date for skiing and snowboarding will be either November 27th....stay tuned!


Gift Certificates at Seven Oaks make great gifts!

They can be written for any amount and used for food and beverage or any of our activities: Ski, Snowboard, Snow Tube, Canoe, Kayak, River Tube.

Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.

Please give us a call for any questions at 515-432-9457 or e-mail at info@sevenoaksrec.com.

Seven Oaks is the place to canoe/kayak, river tube, and paintball in central Iowa! Located in Boone – a quick drive from Ames, Fort Dodge, Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Grimes, Adel, and other surrounding communities.

Guide for Getting Started with Paintball

Our paintball field is by appointment only, therefore reservations are required. Please read our updated Covid-19 Safety Guidelines at the top of the page before making a reservation.

Please call ahead or reserve online to reserve your paintball outing. Upon arrival, check in at the office and bring your signed waiver. This is where you can also purchase your drinks and snacks before heading up to the fields.

After checking in you can make your way to the paintball field. Our paintball field is located at the top of the hill. If you take the gravel road (222nd Drive) past the main entrance to Seven Oaks and up to the top of the hill there is another entrance. Follow the signs to the field.

Wear older clothes, the paint washes off, but to be safe wear something that can get dirty. We recommend wearing long sleeves (jeans and a long sleeve shirt) as getting shot does sting a little, but covering your skin will soften that blow.

Paintball Field and Rental Information (2020 rates)

Have you ever wanted to challenge your friends, family, or co-workers to a duel? With the safe and family-friendly paintball facility at Seven Oaks, you can! Offering a strategically bunkered field and rental equipment on site, our facility makes for a great group outing. We cater to church groups, corporate outings, birthdays, military groups, families and many other private get-togethers.

$12/person entry
$ 2 CO2
$10 marker (gun) and face mask rental

Paintballs (must use Seven Oaks paint only)
$18.00 for 500 rounds (for most people, 500 rounds is good for approx. 2 hours of play)
$32.00 for 1000 rounds
$64.00 for 2000 rounds

Field opened with advance reservation only and must be booked with credit card.

  • A minimum of 4 players are needed to open field
  • Indemnification Agreement/Liability Form releases required
  • Under age 18 requires parent/guardian signature

Call 515-432-9457 or make a reservation online.


Safe and affordable paintball for groups with netted outdoor paintball field with all the needed equipment available to rental. Minimum of 12 in a group is required for group rates. Group leader is responsible for lump sum payment. Advance reservations required, call 515-432-9457.

  • Groups of 12 or more players will receive a 15% discount off regular rates.

All rates are subject to change.

Field is available by reservation from mid-April to end of October.  Dates vary depending on temperatures- daytime highs need to average 50 degrees or above.

All participants must sign an Indemnification Agreement/Liability Form. All players under the age of 18 must have a signed release from a parent or guardian.