Interested in holding your event at Lake Nixon Outdoor Center?

Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Church Events, Business & Organization Retreats, College Retreats, And Mission Trips.

Rental Amenities Include
  • Multiple covered pavilions, picnic tables;
  • Bathrooms
  • Basketball and sand volleyball courts
  • Hammock “Village” (coming soon)
  • Disc golf baskets (not a full course)
  • Small playground with swings, gaga ball pits
  • Fire pit (available seasonally)
  • Grill upon request (please see below about security/cleaning deposit)
  • Swimming (seasonally - certified lifeguards provided by Lake Nixon required at extra charge: see below)
  • Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, paddleboats (available seasonally – lifeguards not required for boating)
  • Fishing (catch and release)
  • Access to hiking trails (biking/running trails in progress)
  • Small playground with swings, gaga ball pits
  • Optional access to ice machine and basic kitchen (see below)

An advanced deposit of $150.00 is required to secure the date/time (this includes a $50.00 security deposit that will be refunded after the rental if facilities are left as found and guidelines are followed; the remaining $100.00 will be applied to the rental fee balance)

Base rental rates:

  • 75 people or fewer: $150 (first 3 hours); $25 for each additional hour
  • 75-150 people: $175 (first 3 hours); $50 for each additional hour
  • 150-250 people: $200 (first 3 hours)/ $75 for each additional hour
  • 250 people or more: calculated on case-by-case basis
  • Please note: scheduled rental times include the time a rental group needs to set up and take down for their event
  • Optional Access to basic kitchen and ice machine: additional $25-$50, depending on group size)

Camping and Overnight Rentals

  • Tent camping: $45/tent
  • The Happy Glamper provides full-service camping experiences and regularly provides set-ups at Lake Nixon:
  • Overnight indoor sleeping arrangements can be negotiated. Options include:
  • house with bunkbed sleeping for 10 and a separate queen bed, kitchen, two bathrooms with bath/shower
  • heated/cooled metal building that could accommodate inflatable mattresses for a larger group wanting to sleep indoors with some climate control

Swimming Rates (Seasonal)

  • Paid, certified lifeguards provided by Lake Nixon are required for swimming (younger swimmers must pass supervised test from lifeguard to use diving board and the “deep end”)
  • 50 or fewer swimmers: $50/hour (in addition to base rental rate)
  • $50/hour for each additional group of 25 swimmers (e.g., 100-125 swimmers = $100/hour)
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To make an official rental request, please start the process by reading and completing the form linked below. After we review your request, if the requested time is available and we have no questions, we will email you an invoice that you can pay online by card, or by bringing or sending a check.