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Check out our local campgrounds!

Central Iowa has a variety of campground options to make your next stay with us a great one! The list below is categorized from nearest to farthest distance from the 2018 Farm Progress Show site located at 1827 217th St, Boone, IA 50036.


Boone County Fairgrounds (4.4 miles)

1601 Industrial Park Rd
Boone, IA 50036
515.432.5899

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There are 60 camper sites: All with electricity and water hook-ups, showers and bathroom facilities.


Camp Hantesa (7.9 miles)

1450 Oriole Rd
Boone, IA 50036
515.432.1417

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Space for more than 300 people. Cabins, lodges and bedrooms. Meal service available. Prices vary between $40-$120 per night. On site activities such as climbing, swimming pool and nature trails also available. Please discuss at time of booking.


Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center (10.7 miles)

1991 Peach Ave
Madrid, IA 50156
515.795.3338

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Formerly the Iowa 4-H Center, this space is open to outside groups of 10-140.


Swede Point Recreational Area Swede Point Park (13 miles)

1601 322nd Ln
Madrid, IA 50156
515.795.2809

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Self-registration campground (no reservations – first come first serve). There are 26 campsites: All with modern restrooms and showers. 24 are electric campsites. There are picnic areas, hiking and playgrounds.


Don Williams Campground (19.3 miles)

672 Hawkeye Ln
Ogden, IA 50212
515.275.9906

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Self-registration campground (no reservations – first come first serve). 150 electrical campsites, 30 non-electrical campsites and modern shower houses with flush toilets.


Jester Park Campgrounds (20.6 miles)

11407 NW Jester Park Dr
Granger, IA 50109
515.323.5300

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Jester offers more than 168 campsites along the lakeshore and across the wooded hills overlooking Saylorville Lake.


Hidden Acres Christian Center (24.6 miles)

3837 Union Ave
Dayton, IA 50530
515.547.2751

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A variety of overnight facilities available, including 27 inn-style rooms, each with private bath. There are also cabin and lodge facilities (with bunk-style rooms); 90 camping sites (50 include full electricity and water hook-ups). Overnight rentals also include use of Family Life Center (indoor pool, hot tub, game room, gym and sitting area with TV), lake and other recreational options.


Acorn Valley at Saylorville Lake (25.1 miles)

9615 NW Beaver Dr,
Johnston, IA 50131?
515.276.0429

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Acorn Valley Campground is located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The campground offers 29 family sites with electric hookups and 58 primitive walk-to tent sites. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station.


Twin Anchors (25.2 miles)

68132 US Highway 30
Colo, IA 50056
641.377.2243

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Welcome to the best family campground! Where people gather for fun, friendships, and memories.


Hickory Grove Park (26.5 miles)

67464 250th St
Colo, IA 50056
515.232.2516

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There are 42 modern camping sites and 11 primitive sites: All include a shower house with flush toilets, a beach area, picnic area and shelters, hiking canoeing and boating.


Prairie Flower Recreation Area at Saylorville Lake (26.9 miles)

10263-10331 NW Lake Dr,
Polk City, IA 50226
515.984.6925

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Prairie Flower is a large, open campground covering more than 60 acres. It offers 153 family sites and 10 group sites, all with electric hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station.


Whispering Oaks Campground and RV – Good Sam Park (26.9 miles)

1011 Timberland Dr
Story City, IA 50248
515.733.4663

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There are 45 available campsites: All include water and electricity, restrooms, showers, a laundry room and picnic area.


 Bell’s Mill Park (27.4 miles)

3100 Bell’s Mill Rd
Stratford, IA 50249
515.832.9570

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Great canoeing adventure along the Boone River! There are 45 electric campsites and a modern shower/restroom facility and four primitive sites.


Cherry Glen Campground at Saylorville Lake (28.1 miles)

4338 NW 94th Place
Ankeny, IA 50021
515.964.8792

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This large campground offers 125 family sites, all with electric hookups. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. Nearby amenities include a visitor center, hiking trail and a disc golf course.


Briggs Woods (28.6 miles)

2490 Briggs Woods Trail
Webster City, IA 50595
515.832.9570

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We have 79 sites available for camping at Briggs Woods. From tent camping to accommodations for the large RV units.  There are 30 full hook sites with water, sewer and electricity.


 Brushy Creek Recreation Area (33.5 miles)

3175 290 St
Lehigh, IA 50557
515.543.8298

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Equestrian users enjoy one of the most modern camp facilities in the Midwest. A non-equestrian campground has sites, including some with electric sites, and some with full water and sewer hookups. This location makes the campground very inviting to those using the nearby boat ramp and beach.


Walnut Woods State Park (41.6 miles)

3155 SE Walnut Woods Dr.
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515.285.4502

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The shady campground is a popular place for a family “get-a-way.” The campground includes full hookups and electric hookups. The park has modern restrooms and an RV dump station. There are no shower facilities. The campsites are nestled among shade trees and have concrete pads, picnic tables and fireplaces.


 Dolliver State Park (41.8 miles)

2757 Dolliver Park Ave
Otho, IA  50569
515.359.2539

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The Dolliver campground is located in a pleasant setting overlooking the Des Moines River. There are a variety of campsites with electric and non-electric, modern rest room and showers and a trailer dump station. Advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. One fourth of the campsites are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Adventureland Inn (43.8 miles)

2600 Adventureland Dr
Altoona, IA 50009
515.265.7321

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A full service campground with complete facilities including: electric hookups, modern showers and restrooms, RV facilities, tent camping, a swimming pool and recreational areas.


Timmons Grove Park (48.2 miles)

1777 Marsh Ave
Marshalltown, IA 50158
641.752.5490

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This campsite is located on the south segment of Timmons Grove and contains facilities for RV campers with 30 amp electrical hookups.  There are 18 electrical hookups available.  This campsite is on a first come/first served basis.  There is a hiking trail close by, a shelter house, a boat ramp with access to the Iowa River, and you are only minutes from Marshalltown and Albion.


Riverview Park Campground (50.1 miles)

402 Woodland St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
641.754.5715

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Riverview Park Campground is located on the north edge of Marshalltown along Highway 14 adjacent to the Iowa River within Riverview Park at 402 Woodland Street. The Campground has space to accommodate large RVs as well as tents with ten full hookup sites (including water, sewer and electricity); thirty electrical hookup sites.


 Webster County Fairgrounds (50.3 miles)

22770 Old Highway 169
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515.955.3764

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The Webster County Fairgrounds has camping available April – October with Bathrooms and Showers available. Sewage dump on the grounds but not at each site.


Timber Wolf Valley RV Park (50.6 miles)

2552 Smith Ave
Marshalltown, IA 50158
641.328.1708

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Beautiful Timberwolf Valley was established in the 1970s. Our park is home to over 100 residents and we are growing more and more every day! We have some lots left for you to rent a spot for your RV or to move in your mobile home!


Shady Oaks Campground (50.8 miles)

2370 Shady Oaks Rd
Marshalltown, IA 50158
641.752.2946

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Nestled in the shade of giant bur oak trees, Shady Oaks is a restful retreat. Our campground offers one of the most unusual attractions in Iowa, “The Big Treehouse” and gardens. Campers of all ages may tour the 12-level, 55-foot plus structure (weather permitting and guide availability).


Central Iowa Fairgrounds (51 miles)

1308 East Olive St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
641.753.3671

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Camping fees are $15.00 a day.


Yellow Banks Park (51.6 miles)

6801 SE 32nd Ave
Pleasant Hill, IA 50317
515.266.1563

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Resting on high bluffs overlooking the Des Moines River, Yellow Banks Park offers some of the most outstanding scenery in central Iowa. This 598-acre park features a 60-unit campground, three picnic shelters, 5-acre pond, and a boat ramp on the Des Moines River.


Grammer Grove Wildlife Area (56 miles)

2030 127th St
Liscomb, IA 50148
641.752.5490

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Tent camping only is allowed at Grammer Grove. This campsite is on a first come/first served basis.  There is electricity, shelter houses, and trails for hiking which include the unique feature of a granite boulder.


Kennedy Park (58 miles)

1415 Nelson Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515.576.4258

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The Campground offers large, shaded sites for all types of camping-from the weekend tent camper to the full-time camper.  The park offers the camping enthusiast one of the finest camping facilities around.  With over 80 sites, the campground contains modern restrooms and shower facilities that are cleaned daily.


Pilgrim Heights Camp Retreat (60.3 miles)

3005 E Ave
Montour, IA 50173
641.492.6165

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Located on over 120 acres in the bluffs of the Iowa River, Pilgrim Heights borders an 80-acre recreational lake, provides spectacular views and loads of adventure. Day-use visitors and over-night guests are invited to enjoy the wilderness resort gathering place.


Pine Lake State Park (64.2 miles)

22620 County Highway S56
Eldora, IA 50627
641.858.5832

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The campground at Pine Lake offers campsites, several electrical hook-up sites, modern showers, restrooms and a trailer dump station are available during the recreation season. Advance campsite reservations can be made through the park reservation system. Twenty-five percent of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Outback Campground & Resort (64.4 miles)

3220 H Ave
Tama, IA 52339
641.484.3611

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Outback is the perfect place to relax and have fun with the whole family.  It’s a great location for small groups, birthday parties, graduation parties, receptions, anniversaries, reunions and business meetings.  Rentals are available by the day, week, or month. Outback Campground, “A Place to Pursue Happiness”!


Union Grove State Park (66.4 miles)

1215 220th St
Gladbrook, IA 50635
641.473.2556

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Union Grove campground provides an ideal spot for a family get-away. The campground includes full hookups and non-electric. Modern family style shower facilities are available.. Advance campsite reservations can be made online through the park reservation system. 25% of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Rock Creek State Park (69.1 miles)

5628 Rock Creek East
Kellogg, IA 50135
641.236.3722

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Rock Creek is one of central Iowa’s camping hotspots. The large campground bordering the lake includes electrical hookups and modern rest rooms and showers. Advance campsite reservations can be made through the park reservation system. One fourth of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Otter Creek Lake & Park (72.2 miles)

2283 Park Rd
Toledo, IA 52324
641.484.2231

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Otter Creek Lake and Park is just the place if you are looking for a scenic park with rolling hills, sixty-five acre lake and camp sites in a relaxing environment. All our camp sites are offered on a first come, first served basis. The park boasts sixty-five RV sites with electricity and 18 tent sites.