I would not recommend this place. Managers are very rude and changed our reserved spot to a different one without letting us know. The bathrooms were horrible. No doors on the stalls, just a shower curtain. The showers had mold on the walls. We told the manager how unhappy we were and were told to leave right now. Said that were a bunch of freeloaders, and that we smelled like an outhouse. Will never go to this place again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Okay for an overnight. Utilities on the right. Looks like a local campsite but clean and friendly. Lots of kids. No Wi-Fi. Might investigate staying at Winnebago factory, they have several limited utility sites probably for a lot less. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park and the owners are working hard on improvements. We stayed here for two days while we were having some work done on our motorhome. While there is no pool, we did see children swimming in the lake so we assume that is permissible. Also they have canoe and paddle boats available. The owner even came out and gave our vehicle a battery boost when we arrived dead in the water and they were very accommodating during our stay. The only negative factor to us is the fact that they allow children to drive electric carts throughout the campground. We just don't feel this is safe and you had to be on the lookout for them. Definitely recommend this park to other RVers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here while having some work done at Winnebago. The owners were very nice and worked constantly improving the campground. We had to stay at a motel for three nights due to repairs on our coach and the owners were understanding and looked after our items that had to be removed from our storage bins. If you are in the area I would recommend you stay here. We will definitely stay again when we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were visiting the Winnebago factory and to have warranty work done. One of the owners operated the front office and was very friendly. Our site was long so easily accommodated our motorhome and tow. The park surrounds a man made lake so the setting is pretty. Unfortunately, the lake-front spots were all taken by seasonal folks. Our spot had the lake behind it. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice enough park to spend time at while waiting for service at Winnebago, or for a few days of fishing, relaxing, biking. The city has been putting new gravel on sites but the sites do need smoothing a bit more. I put "no" for showers/restrooms, but if there had been something between "no" and "yes", I would have chosen that. Shower areas and stools and sinks were clean, but the whole inside of the building needed to be swept of bugs and spider webs. They have 4 spots at the dump station and 4 hoses to fill water. Obviously new in the past year or so. No problem getting some TV stations with antenna. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very pretty campground with walking/biking trials and a stream. It was quite and although there was only electricity, was more than adequate for a one or two night stay. Very convenient to Winnebago factory/service center. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a find! Perfect for stopping at the Winnebago Factory Tour. Close to a great grocery store - Bill's Family Foods. We stayed three nights. Verizon card super strong. Wonderful walking paths and golf for those so inclined. We were sad to leave. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice and easy place to stay. The Winnebago visitor center is one half mile away. The sites alternate with a short site, then longer site, then short site, and so forth. Some of the sites have trees at the very back, so placing your back wheels at the edge of the gravel site may not be possible. The electric pedestal is shared between two sites. First come can select either 50 amp, or 30 amp. Sites are also first come, first serve, and payment of $15 cash is an envelope honor system. We would stay here again if visiting the area, or Winnebago factory. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, simple campground. Good for one night. Potable water is available at the dump station on the way in. Came here to go to the Winnebago factory which is very close. No restrooms. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were visiting the Winnebago factory, and this was such a great place to stay, overlooking a river and a golf course, no sewer or water just electric. It was so quiet and peaceful with lots of trees and lots of space around the RV, we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Winnebago Service sent us to the rally grounds to overnight. But, there were too many coaches trying to squeeze into too few sites. So, we left that chaos for this peaceful city park. And, we’re so glad we did! Our site was level, shaded and we still got satellite. We met several friendly fellow Winnie owners and really enjoyed the peace and quiet of this lovely park. Too bad we had to get up early to go back to service! The dump station in this park is huge!! We’ll definitely stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place for an overnight or two. At least five dump station/water fill facilities at the entrance. Electric hookups available. Shade trees provide some shade to most sites. Very quiet, overlooks a golf course and stream. Bike trails available and you can walk to the Winnebago tour if you wish. The only fault with the park is that if there was a high demand for sites, it would be crowded, but most campers left an empty site in between occupied ones, and there were still plenty to choose from. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Even tho sites are electric only and there are no restrooms or showers, we give this park an 8 for price-is-right + lovely setting: I'm sitting here watching the golfers and fishermen and the trails are great. Grassy, level sites. And not crowded, either. Only a short distance away from our 7:45 AM (yikes) RV service appointment, too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with what everyone else has said about this beautiful park. We stopped here to take the tour of the Winnebago plant and were the only ones in the park. We could have stayed up at the Winnebago Visitor Center for free so those coming to the city for the tour might want to consider that option. Electric is all that is offered and our cell could get us online but in the roam mode so it was slow. We probably won't return to this lovely city since our reason was to take the tour but I'd recommend the park to others coming for a different reason. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Delightful city park; quiet and clean. Even if it had been fully occupied, it would not have seemed too cramped. It is on the river, across from a golf course. There are trees and playground equipment and a bike trail.Electric only, but convenient water and dump station. No rest room or shower facilities. Near downtown, grocery, and Winnebago service area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Very pleasant park for a city park. Enjoyed the view of the Winnebago River, and golf course including the ducks. Lots of nice trees, walking trail, park for sports, and picnic areas. Electric only but have 8 dump stations at the entrance??? Spaces are back in, but can pull-through from the empty space in front of the other. Appears to have new 50 amp boxes. There is a Winnebago Surplus store close to the entrance. The park seems to always have space available. Nice park to stay for a get away and go antique shopping. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Electric only Rv spaces in city park along the Winnebago River and across from city golf course. City water/dump station at entrance to park. Spaces all back in, level, gravel with grassy swales. Some sites shorter than others. Very pleasant stop when visiting Winnebago factory. Nicer than free spaces at Visitor center if you want to stay more than a day. Also directly across from Winnebago Surplus store if you need odd parts. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is about a half mile south and 90 degrees left down the crossroad from the entry sign for Pilot Knob State Park. There is no sign pointing to the campground so one blithely goes straight into the park and wanders for several miles wondering where the campground is. The camp is on a definite slope: the only level site is the handicap site. The regular sites are all grass and down slope and with the recent rains soft dirt. Easy to get stuck. This is not a good place for a RV, van or trailer. I was allowed to use the handicap site as I was the only camper there. Bath house is dated but clean. Host on site. Dump at entry. Actually with the lush grass and trees it was a pretty campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 3 nights prior to the Winnebago Rally. Site #13 is at the start of the park and is elevated. The site is grass with a fire ring and an older picnic table. We had to move the table around and parked backwards to be level. The lower campsites are very muddy and wet when it rains. There is an RV Dump near the bathrooms on the loop road. The camp hosts were very cordial and helpful. Showers are well water with good pressure, but the water is NOT hot in the ladies shower. It is hot in the men's shower. There is a standing slew with rain runoff and from the dam that attracts mosquitoes and with recent rains we had a lot of them and flies. The campground is quite nice and quiet, 2 miles from town so it is convenient. Has nice trees. The week after 4th of July was NOT busy. There were 4-5 other campers while we were here. We would stay here again for an overnight stop but prefer water and electric hookups at least, or full hookups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campsites in the main loop (pull through) were very, very narrow. From electrical post to electrical post, our site (#20) was 18 feet wide. With our camper parked as close to the electrical post as we could get it, our awning ended just 3 feet from the next site. With the exception of the outer ring of sites, everyone was cheek by jowl. We were so close, we could hear the camper next to us breathing (not snoring) in his tent. This was just about the worst state park campground I've ever been in. Iowa needs to remove 10 or 15 sites and spread everyone out a bit. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Campground hosts were very friendly and there was nice hiking to the Pilot Knob Tower (2nd highest point in the State of Iowa). Climing to the top gave some great views of the country side. The campground itself has an unusual layout. Some sites are all grass, not level, and have no indication of ever being used. Others are gravel but are not at all level. A few sites are level. It is not at all clear how to enter/exit many of the sites - or even their location. This is a very tent-friendly campground, it can accommodate Pop ups, but only a few Class A's are really comfortable there. That said, this is only a few miles away from the Winnebago Factory in Forest City (tours at 9am and 1pm) so there were about 6 Class A's squeezed in the evening before their tour. The bath house is old and run down (but cleaner than many private CGs we've been to). Avoid dumping here as the drain isn't level and... well lets say there has been spillage that won't run uphill into the drain. Yech. I'd camp here again if I was going to the Winnebago Factory (while there is free "camping" at the Winnebago Visitors Center, I think this State Park is preferrable to that concrete-city). I'd also camp here for an overnight. But we don't see this as a vacation destination. Good cell phone and Blackberry coverage. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great convenience to have electric hook-ups, level pavement or gravel site and free Wi-Fi while having an RV serviced at the Winnebago factory. A dump and potable water are available across the highway at the rally grounds. Also nice to take the factory tour offered twice a day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This "campground" is for folks having service at the Winnebago factory. About 15 sites at the service center have 50 amps, as do about 10 sites at the welcome center. Sites in the "rally area" have only 30 amp, but the OTA TV is better. Water and dump station are located at the rally campground. Rally sites are pull through and gravel with about 20' of grass between sites which are graveled for four RVs during the rallies, but normally only one RV per site is used. Rally area is quiet, neat, and clean but not fancy. We camped here in a Motorhome.