Love this park as an overnight stop! Clean, friendly, and the hamburgers at their little restaurant we very good too. Would defiantly stay here again. The price is right too! We camped here in a Motorhome.
As said by a previous reviewer, this place is an easy on, easy off campground. Gas Station/Campground/cafe is really a nice place. They advertised that they have Iowa's best burger and we have to admit, they were right. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Having made our reservation ahead of time, we were greatly disappointed in this campground. It is a basic, bare-bones, one-night stop meant mainly for the race fans attending the near-by track. There are absolutely no amenities here -- only dirt sites surrounded by farm land. It is easy access from the interstate and includes fuel and a burger joint with tasty, inexpensive food. We would look for another place to stop in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground adjacent to interstate, so there is some noise. But with the door closed and air conditioning running at night, we didn't hear a thing. This really is a nice, uncrowded campground for an overnight stop. There is a campground laundry with 2 washers and dryers, also. And the general store/gas station at the front entrance has a deli and hand-scooped ice cream case. I recommend the ice cream. The price reflects the Good Sam discount, and is for a site with full hook-up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had seen this park on previous trips and after trying to go the nearby state park where we found it too difficult for our 40' MH, we returned to the Kellogg RV for the night. Nice people, easy, long and level pull throughs, and good 50amp electricity for the 102* temps. Would definitely stay here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites were pretty level and interior roads are gravel but good. There is a gas station and small cafe type dining area. We got food to take back to the RV and the prices were reasonable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Amazing little park! Its right next to I-80 so there is some highway noise but this did not bother us. You check in at a gas station. No park maps are provided but this is one of the nicest parks we've stayed in! Nice pull through sites that are a bit narrow, but the park is not crowded so this allows extra room to move about. Lots of grass for those who travel with pets. We stayed up on the hill where there are trees but most people prefer these sites so more in and out activity. Next time we will stay at the bottom of the hill (closer to the entrance). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is exactly what we want for an overnight stop. Right off the highway, easy check in, reasonable rate, long, level pull-throughs, good utilities, and basic but clean bath houses. Small playground and a large grassy area for kids to play. We would stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy on and off the highway. Easy check-in at the Phillips 66 gas station. Long, level gravel sites. Good location for utilities; all worked well. Open for roof-top satellite. Dinner at Iowa's Best Burger Cafe (inside the gas station) is definitely a must. Do not miss it! The $10 t-shirts are pretty fun, too. We would definitely return if/when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Facilities worked fine, considerable noise from the Interstate, Gas/Diesel available on site, Burgers are great, level sites, rate is Good Sam. Virgin mobile mifi worked fine. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate paid Good Sam. Easy access off interstate. Interstate noise acceptable. Wife is a light sleeper, she slept well. Level sites. Clean bathrooms/showers. Good burgers/fries/ice cream (18 flavors) at gas station. Other services (Super Wal-Mart) at Newton less then 5 miles up the interstate next exit. Great prices all the way around. Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Used this park for an overnight stop. More than adequate. Well kept grounds. Sites level and gravel. Hookups in good shape and placed well. Limited full hookups. Our price was for full hookups with Good Sam discount. Highway noise very bad. Need air conditioner on and then its not entirely drowned out. Would use this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice stopover for the night! Sites are a little narrow as far as being side to side, but nice level gravel site, long enough to pull in with your car and not have to unhook. There are fire pits available. All sites are pull through. Great little store handy. Friendly staff. Noise from the highway, yes, but a fan running or your AC takes care of that. Can't beat the rate. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good overnighter; pull-through sites offer full hookups or water-electric (we had the latter); Good Sam discount offered. Some road noise but not as bad as expected, considering the campground is right along I-80. Nice country setting with shade trees, even a small playground and laundry facilities. Showers lacked private changing areas, but had huge booths, separated from the bathroom by curtains - shelves above the shower heads may have been to hold your stuff in a relatively dry area. Bathhouse & laundry both clean. Cafe at the gas station was quite good, walkable from the campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice overnight campground. No amenities but friendly staff and Good Sam discount. Easy on and off Interstate. Make sure to stop at the gas station before going to campground to register. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the Good Sam rate. As other reviewers noted easy on/off the highway with very little road noise. To enter the campground you must stop at the gas station/deli in front to check in. It is very easy to pull in and gas up. We had no problems extending slides and there is a large grass area to walk the pets. If traveling through this area again we would stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was beside I-80, however did not notice the noise. The grounds were well kept. The folks in the office were friendly. The burgers were great. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Although this campground is just off the interstate, we did not notice excessive road noise. Grounds are well kept and clean. Although this park doesn't have all the bells and whistles, it is one of only a handful we have ever camped where the site was level and no leveling at all was necessary. That is rare for a 40 foot motorhome. Owner was friendly and helpful. We are glad we stopped and will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located just off the freeway so access is good. We had no problem with freeway noise. We were in a pull-through site and found it to be fairly level. We had no problem with having our 4 slides fully extended. There is a little cafe that serves mostly hamburgers and it made for a good dinner without our having to cook it! We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great night stopover. Easy off I-80 and easy on. Diesel available. Convenience store. Burgers were awesome. Park was clean. Verizon was on extended network but aircard did work, it was just slow. Close to interstate 80 but noise didn't bother us. Six miles from Iowa Speedway. Will stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a glorified truck stop. It is fine for an overnight stop to get off the road, but the road noise is very loud, and the lights are bright. This park is part of a complex that includes a fast food burger restaurant, a gas station, and the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an OK campground for the money. We got to choose our own spot. It was relatively empty when we arrived after dark. Not much lighting at all, so it was difficult to see anything. The showers were warm and somewhat clean, but the curtains were see-through!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park with a c-store, gas and diesel and a grill. They had good hamburgers. The Wi-Fi is in the store, not at the sites. The road noise is constant, but this is a smooth section of interstate, so a fan drowns out a lot of it. Very well kept park with level sites. Would be an 8 if not for road noise and Wi-Fi not at site. We would stay again for a one night stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was level and long. We had 50 amp, grass, satellite reception and a table. Along a freeway so there is road noise when outside or have windows open. A great place for overnight camping, plus good hamburgers. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is connected to the gas station, store and burger place. It is a difficult entrance unless you know you need to pull into the gas station as RV Park is located behind it. There are no space assigned. Pick your own spot. It is right next to the freeway so it is noisy. It is a good one night stop to get rest. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a gem! Price reflects Good Sam discount. We stopped here twice on our latest trip. Long pull-through sites with 50 amp / full hook-up for this price. No cable. Easy access behind the cafe / service station (diesel available). Well graveled roads and wide, open, level sites. Well kept lawns. Services well located. Very close to I-80 so noise could be a factor, but our A/C drowned it out while we slept. Wi-Fi available in the cafe. They offer great burgers and hard ice cream at reasonable prices. We have relatives near-by and stayed 4 nights altogether. Very pleasant. Much nicer and half the price of the KOA we stayed at the previous night. Shaded lots are available but not with full hook-up. Great for easy on/off I-80. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here one night for a rest stop. Sites and roads are gravel. Full hookup sites are newer and long so all types rigs will fit. No trees in new section, but there is an older section with trees but no sewer hookups. Park was well maintained. No cable and wi-fi only available in the building that is a store, restaurant, and park office. Limited menu but food was good. Some TV stations with antenna, but I couldn't get a major network channel. Satellite was easy to aim as it is an open area. I-80 is very close so the noise is noticeable. Rate was with Good Sam discount. Okay for one night but not a place to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of our first camping outings was here. The bathroom/shower house was so clean, it has become our gold standard. CG is right off I-80, so truck noise is always there, but due to the fact it is an interstate, it is more a constant drone, not startling. Nice place for overnight stay. Not much in amenities (Pool, etc.) We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park, well maintained with new big rig sites. Sites and access roads are gravel. Good 50 amp power. We stayed in a full hookup site. Easy in and out. A gas station is located on site. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in one of the full-hookup sites for this price. There are also sites with water and electric(20 and 30 amp), from 60-85 feet long and 15 feet wide for $18 and sites with20,30 and 50 amp electric and water, about 20 feet wide by 80 feet long. Not all sites are shaded. Highway noise is present but not objectionable. All sites are easily accessed for even the largest rigs. Iowa's Best Burgers is a short walk from the campground. We would stay here in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park had gravel pads, which were fairly level. Shower and bathroom are new and clean. Some noise from the highway, but did not enough to keep us awake. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great place for an overnight. Not fancy, but more than adequate. Be sure to eat at the Best Burger in Iowa--that's the name of the restaurant. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
CG is right next to I-80 so there is definitely a lot of road noise. We left our fan on so it helped to muffle most of it. Site are easy to get into and roads are wide. Very good park for pets and very handy for an overnight stop. Cafe has good burgers and reasonable prices. Only negative is that the sewer connections for a lot of the sites are uphill. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great small park, near the highway so you will hear road noise at night. Safe and clean for a one night stay. Laundry rooms smelled, showers clean but had a basement feel to it. Great park to stay in while in transit. Our site had full hook ups We camped here in a Motorhome.
I do not agree with the review submitted saying this campground is a terrible place to stay because of the noise from the Interstate. Yes, there is noise but that is the price you pay for easy off easy on the Interstate. Plus this campground has brand new hook ups including 50 amp, grass between sites, gravel sites, gas station, a café that has excellent food, and some sites for less than $15.00 per night. It is very well kept and I would definitely stay there again We camped here in a Motorhome.
This little park was a great no frills stop over. It had wide roads, large pull thrus big enough to accommodate big rigs. They were long enough to leave your tow attached. It had easy access to I-80. We would have given it a 10 if it had cable TV. The utilities were modern and well placed. The adjacent gas station offered a discount for overnighters. It also had a restaurant with great burgers. We camped in late November and they had full hook ups available . The site is open which allow you to get satellite. The proximity to the highway far outweighed what little noise you heard while staying. We would recommend this park for anyone looking for a great value with clean facilities while traveling I-80. This is not a resort but a great stop over. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Recently added some 50 amp sites and raised the price to $14. Still a bargain. The amount of noise you get from the interstate depends on the direction of the wind. Choose a site that provides the least exposure of your sleeping area to the interstate. This is barebones, overnight camping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was highly over rated by the other campers. The traffic noise was so bad it was like trying to sleep in the pits at a NASCAR race!! The sites were not level and we had to move to several sites before finding a spot we could use. We would not recommend this park to anyone. There is another park at an exit before this one going East. Had we known about it we would have gone there for the night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nightly stopover place. Pay at the service station. Gas up on the way in or out and get 10 cents per gallon discount if you stay the night. The parking areas are all pull throughs in a grassy area with trees, but no real shade. It can be windy here and noisy, depending on the direction of the wind. Site are 1/4 mile from I-80. There is a cafe associated with the gas station. We stay here 2 or 3 times a year. This country needs about 15,000 stopovers like this one! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent place to spend the night. Right off of I-80 in country setting. Very little noise. Easy on and off. Small restaurant in the gas station. Nothing to do other than spend a quiet evening in nice country setting. All pull through sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Roads in park are narrow but no low trees and you can get through. Parked late at night and the campground was empty. Most sites are too small for large RV. Most sites closer to water are grassy area and not well marked on where to park. They are also sloped towards the water. Would not stop here again. Park was clean. It just needs work on sites, like gravel parking areas as opposed to all grass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location on a small Iowa lake that allows small quiet motors only. Paddle, fishing, and other boats are available at the marina which is only a short walk from the campground. The campground hosts were friendly and smiling. The tent area is shady, while spots on the beach are in full sun. Many families enjoy the park, and the park becomes quiet at sundown. I was fortunate to hear a local band at the band stand, but they stopped as the sun set. I camp here at least once a year and can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We've stayed before, and were excited to come back. The busy family-friendly park is quiet at night. We enjoyed the roads and bicycle path. The lake is full of pan fish, offering fun with those with boats. The marina within walking distance sells bait and rents paddle boats. For a night of nostalgia nearby Newton offers Valle Drive-In - we were there during a model A car club visit. Back at the campground, we enjoyed a nice evening fire in the provided fire-pit. I'd like more trees in the campground, but appreciate the lakefront campground. We will visit again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice, picturesque park in a wonderful lakeside setting. Many sites right on the water. Park needed some maintenance after the winter; restrooms hadn't been cleaned in a while. Narrow internal paved access roads. All sites are grass, which could be a problem when it's very wet like it is in April. Very few sites are level and few sites available for big rigs. Good fishing access. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice state park campground. Sites are very roomy with good grass. The men shower had a button you pressed with a timed flow that was too short, but I did get clean and there were hangers for my stuff. Very peaceful and away from I-80. Our GPS routed us there via dirt roads, but it is easy to avoid them if you exit at Grinnell and then go North to hit CR F27 and then head West to the park. Good place for boating too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a reserved site (#28) with 50amp service. The pad was short: didn't have room for our towed vehicle in front of the motorhome, but parking slightly on the grass wasn't a problem. Rangers were scarce Monday through Wednesday. Previous campers had tossed out our reserved tag and the ranger didn't even look at the post until Wednesday. We left on Thursday. It would be nice if the garbage truck didn't have to make his rounds at 5:30am on Monday morning also. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK campground with a lake resort kind of feel. Somewhat roomy sites, but for many shade is sparse and sites are not isolated from one another. Campground fronts the lake. There is a boat ramp a short distance away in the park. This is a good campground if you like small-lake boating or fishing. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Guess we stayed at this park at the wrong time. We stayed here on a Saturday night. Park was nearly full and we had to dry camp near the tent area. We had great views of the Lake and had room for the little one to roam. Lot’s of parties going on and the park seems to be very well used and a little worn. The restrooms and showers where horrible, very dirty, the most disgusting I have ever seen! I don’t think we would ever stay here again but it we did it would NOT be on the weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A nice, well-supervised park. Playground was on the small side, but enough for little ones. Showers were clean and water was warm! Our site was within decent walking distance of playground and showers, but same cannot be said for many other sites at the campground. The No Extra Vehicle thing is a bit inconvenient, but nothing that totally took away from the nice, quiet experience we had here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice family friendly State Park. Self reservation is first come first serve. There is a lot to explore on the hiking & biking trails. Nice sand beach, good fishing and boat rentals. Many camp sites are close to the water and all seem to have shade. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.