The State parks in Iowa have really nice fire pits with grates for cooking over a wood fire. The sites here are a bit short for larger rigs but our 23ft trailer fit easy. 20$ for electric, not bad, they do have some full hookups sites that will take larger units.
June 6, 2019 - reviewed by Debra S
Camper at site 86 in the West loop. Backs right up to the trail head. Quiet part of the park. However, no showers or playgrounds in this area. But if you are self contained, and want a lot of peace and quiet, close to trail, great spot. 3 communal water spigots in this loop and a dumpster. Grass is neat and manicured. Camp host is a sweet man and very helpful.
Get 1-2 bars on Verizon. Occasional dropped call, but I was able to work while camper here.
I would highly recommend you reserve your spot as you will not find anything on a walk in basis. You can view available spots (with pictures of each spot) on Reserve America.
July 9, 2018 - reviewed by Jessica VandeVusse
After traveling 2000 miles and camping in multiple states, this was a welcome sight. Nice clean campground with water access, trimmed grass, and lots of trees. It was a Monday so it was quiet. I could see if it were busier it might be more of a challenge to use the showers and the primitive toilet which were pretty far from our spot, #22.
June 27, 2018 - reviewed by Blue
Watch Out For Non-Reservation Sites
If you are not from the area watch out for the non-reservation sites. An unoccupied site may be reserved. The rangers will reserve a site for their friends, not required occupancy and put the tag out at a later time.
We had to move sites because of this odd confusion. Ironically we were forced to occupy a reserve site that was not reserved by the rangers or online.
It is an ok campground other than that.