Foster Acres is located on the northern edge of Ottumwa. The grounds boast of amenities such as an open shelter building, Strother Lodge, primitive campsites, and a trail system wandering back into the forested grounds outside of the Indian Hills Community College Campus.
Strother Lodge is a heated building with kitchen facilities, indoor plumbing, and a fireplace. The lodge includes six tables and chairs for 50 when used as a meeting room, or enough room to sleep 20 on the floor as an overnight facility. The Lodge is available for rental year-round; to make reservations, contact the Maytag Scout Center at 515-266-2135.