18 Parks near Amana, Iowa
Jul 2016 - $35.00
As said before, basically a large field with long sites back to back, but they try to use them as pull thru if not busy as was the case while we were here. The hook ups all good, no cable but ok over the air signal. Staff very friendly and helpful. We joked about a site with shade but she did face us so the afternoon sun was behind us to enjoy sitting out under the shade of our awning. - DBLR
Jul 2016 - $19.00
Campground host was very friendly and we were escorted to our site. Although the park wasn't even close to half full, many sites were reserved due to a rally. We were given a site where we backed in and shared a buddy pedestal with the folks behind us who were already parked. Their toad trailer overlapped into our space which normally we wouldn't mind. But it affected our ability to get close to the buddy pedestal. Our hookups were on the wrong (passenger) side and our electric cord and water hose *barely* reached. To add to the frustration, despite being in a gravel "pull thru", the site was very muddy from recent rains. A real mess. Lastly because of the split hookups, using the sewer dump at the site was impractical and we used the dump station on the way out of the park (which was convenient and easy).
There were many sites still empty the next morning and we don't understand why we couldn't have been assigned a more practical site for our 42' motor home. But we were told this was the only site available.
On the plus side, the rate through Passport America was very good at $19.
This is our 2nd time visiting the Amana Colonies and our first stay in their RV park. Because of the impractical buddy hookups and the mud, we would not stay here again. - DawnsDad
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Rate averaged for our stay including PA discount. Nice quiet park with some quirky hookups. Sites are long but designed for 2 rigs end to end. If you get to the site first, you can pull thru. If not, you back in. If the first rig is not forward enough, your connections may not reach the pedestal and you'll have to ask for another site. Getting another site is usually not a problem since this place is so big and has so many sites. 4 rigs can connect to the same power and water pedestal. Your water and power connection may be on the passenger side of the coach. All utilities are at the rear of the site. Water pressure and volume were good. Roads are gravel. No fenced dog area. I walked my dog up and down all the roads and it took me a little more than 30 min. Wifi worked well for email and Facebook. Antenna picked up several stations. When you turn off Rt 151 onto C St, get ready for a LOT of porpoising. The concrete road surface is fine, but the slabs are VERY uneven. At least it is only a 1/4 mile to the park entrance. Would stay here again if in the area. - TH travelers
May 2013 - $20.00
This is a municipal park and campground that encourages parking in designated sites and throughout the grassy area that makes up the park. There are electrical pedestals scattered around the park. The ones that we looked at were 20 amp only. The park is shaded by mature oak trees, and there are two large group shelters, one with a stage for special events. There are several water hydrants around the park but no dump station. The park appears to be managed through some sort of joint arrangement with the nearby Amana Colonies RV Park & Event Center. There is self registration and no attendant or host on site, at least not while we were there. Sites are first-come, first-served. There are a number of special events throughout the year that reserve the entire park. Something to consider if you want a lower density campground with fewer amenities. During our stay the weather was unusually rainy and several vehicles were stuck in the ensuing mud. - Jammer
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Roads rutted and tight, spots close together. Many family activities possible, but we were only stopping for the night. Many long-term campers in our area, but most were reasonably orderly. - wetterwashington
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This is a very pretty campground and extremely conveniently located just off I-80. The owner and staff were delightful! The access roads were,however, a bit tight and uneven and our site also needed leveling. Other sites appeared to be more level and we could have asked to change sites but didn't feel the effort was worth it for a one-night stay. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. - dandd
Jun 2016 - $33.00
Very pretty with a catch & release fishing lake and a pool. Abundant, well-trimmed mature trees for shade .
The sites are terraced into a very steep hillside and our spot was not very level, although it looked like other spots were more level. A heavy rainstorm had been through recently and the roads were badly rutted with the gravel washed out in places. We had to use our 4x4 drive to get into our spot due to the soft ruts. The roads are very narrow and the turns very tight.
Not far off of I-80, but reasonably quiet. There are a number of long-term residents and a row of single wide residential trailers. All the long term sides were clean and neat.
I would have scored them slightly higher, but the WiFi went out about ½ an hour after we arrived and the TV signal was intermittent. - Impkitti
Aug 2016 - $20.00
I stayed just one night and it was self check in. The area was very clean and well kept. The site I used was fairly level. There were a lot of sites to choose from that looked good for a motorhome. The Wi-Fi signal was excellent and had a good phone signal on AT&T. I did use the restroom and showers and they were very clean. - Flyertx
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Great park, host very helpful! Security provided by park rangers who are very friendly and helpful. Nice level site #1. Good WiFi. Cell phone worked well in this area. - Billy47
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Self check-in was easy but you will need to follow the signs a fair distance to find the actual entrance to the campground area. Once in the campground it would be hard to pick a bad spot as most have great views of the surrounding forested hills and meadows. We set up in one of two ADA sites that were a short walk from the centrally located shower facility. Water service is spaced evenly between most RV sites requiring transport or topping off your internal tank. There are several WiFi hot spots identified on the campground map that can help you to select a site that will assure you with great reception. - T E Barnhizer
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Nice little Camp about 6 miles N. of the I-80. Road from fwy. to the camp was pretty crappy, but worth the drive. Just go slow, especially if you are towing. It's a Mom and Pop. Very quiet with very few rigs. There's a gas station right next door with Diesel and a convenience store there as well. Park is nicely laid out with pretty good shade trees. Our site was a pull-thru, but side to side level was a bit of a challenge. No car or truck noise, but train tracks nearby with only occasional HONK. - db8s
Aug 2015 - $24.00
Very clean! We couldn't find anything available on a Sunday night but they were there and open. Not far off I-80. No pool or playground but enough room to let the kids run around. Site was a bit off level but our levelers worked fine. Saving on our GPS for future stays. - Family6
Jul 2015 - $24.00
Nice little park. Some of the sites were not level but did ask for a level pull through site based on prior comments from others. Ours was very nice with a few trees for a bit of shade. There is plenty of space to walk dogs as they mow the grass around the perimeter of the park. While this is a good place to stay while touring the Amana colonies, it is farther away from dining and shopping. - Nautical Wheelers
Oct 2010 - $15.00
This park is a great find for anyone doing contract work in Cedar Rapids. We stayed here for 4 months while on a work assignment. This place is really you're only option as the only other campgrounds in town are 2 state parks with a 14 day limit and no sewer. The next closest private campground is at least 20 miles out of town. I'm not sure if this is really a place you'd stay on a nightly basis, but more for long term. It is essentially a mobile home park, with a few empty slabs for RV's. Residents here are hard working, and are never home during the week. Neighborhood seemed very safe, no problems. No public bath, showers, or laundry, but they do have a big lawn area, and very nice storm shelter if needed. Location is ideal as you can walk to everything from grocery stores, restaurants, starbucks, pharmacy and more. You can even get a mailbox while you're here. Management is friendly and helpful. Park is shady and grassy, and sites were long enough for our 40 ft. motorhome, but a little unlevel. Would stay again if we are in the area for work. Cash only, no checks. You can wash your RV at the site. Electric included in monthly rate. - sysadmin
Jun 2015 - $20.00
This is a beautiful campground located in a nice county park that includes an arboretum that has a paved walking trail through it. The access to the campground was not direct but fairly easy from the highway. The roads to the campground and in the campground were fine and access to most of the spots is easy. The check in process is self serve, take an envelope, select your spot, fill out the envelope and put it and your fee in the slot. The spots are gravel and mostly level with nice grassy areas with a picnic table and a firepit. Hookups are electric and water, no sewer, with a dump station on the way out that was an easy pull through. There are lots of trees, although they don't provide much privacy, except towards the back where some of the smaller spots are. We had no difficulty finding a spot big enough for us, although there were some that we wouldn't fit in. We had no problem with our satellite, but it might be difficult towards the back.
I tend to like state parks with lots of privacy and tree cover, but this campground (the campground, not just the park) is so beautiful I wanted to stay much longer than the one night we had planned. I would recommend this campground for anyone wanting a quiet place to spend a few days. - Uno Mas
Aug 2011 - $19.00
We stayed here last year enjoying it thoroughly. This year was the same. Excellent campground. Well-maintained. Clean restrooms and showers. Large spaces. Location is excellent for seeing Cedar Rock State Park, Amana Colonies, and the future birthplace of Capt. Kirk. Close to all the big stores and laundry. Camp hosts and rangers are very friendly and helpful. We stayed eight days and were sad to leave. - fulltimervtravel
Aug 2011 - $19.00
This is a very popular local park. By early Thursday afternoon in August, nearly all the spaces were taken and by 24 hours later, the park was full. Most of the people appeared to be local folks staying for the weekend. Reservations are not accepted. All sites are water and electric, 30 or 50 amp. Typically there were two or three vehicles parked on each site. The gravel sites are very nicely maintained and as soon as someone leaves, the county staff could be seen raking the gravel and cleaning up anything left behind. It is very easy to drive downtown from the campground. In spite of the nearly constant stream of people walking through our site to visit friends or family on the other side, we enjoyed our stay at this park and would stay here again when visiting Cedar Rapids. - Jay Rutherford
Apr 2014 - $33.00
ALERT: This campground will be closing permanently on June 1, 2014.
We wish every park had their 4 individual restroom/shower combination. Nice, clean, large, good pressure, etc. Small, quiet, lovely park with great friendly staff. Between Cedar Rapids & Iowa City & lots to do. Hookups were good, roads & grass with trees. We would return. - 1yearusa
Aug 2013 - $32.00
If you want a campground that is excellent this is it. It's not a resort with all the noise just a clean, friendly, quiet campground. - DUKE459
Jul 2013 - $35.00
We stayed overnight in this campground when returning from vacation. I requested and was provided a long pull-through so that I did not have to unhook my camper. Campground was clean and well cared for and the office staff was friendly, making this a good campground for an overnight stay. The campground does have one strange feature : The entry road to the larger sites is before the office making it necessary to back up to make the turn into the road. While it is a straight back-up with longer units your camper will end up backing onto the main road so it is important to watch for traffic (fortunately it is a rural road with little traffic). - Greg and Kim
Sep 2011 - $18.00
This is one of the nicest parks we have stayed at in some time. Some of the sites have a million dollar view of the lake and all sites are pretty level with gravel. The road through the park is paved. There is lots and lots of well kept lawn throughout the park. Bathrooms/shower are extremely clean and very well kept. Camp hosts are the most friendly we have encountered in years and couldn't do enough to help us find the perfect site with probably the best view of the lake (#10). Other reviews of this park made us think there were full hook ups at every site, but there are only full hookups at only two sites. The rest of the sites have only electrical and our site had only 30amp service. There is a nice dump station and water for filling your tanks. Very highly recommend staying at this park. - Al from Calif
Sep 2008 - $20.00
This is a beautiful state park, very quiet, neat and clean. I stayed here in September, and the weather was sunny with temps in the mid-70's every day. What a wonderful respite from the blazing heat of Texas which I'd endured for the past five months. I enjoyed every single day of the gorgeous weather. Most of the sites do not have sewer hookup but the one I had was right next to a shower facility and it DID have a sewer hookup. I suspected that it might have been a handicapped site, but did not see any signs to verify that this was the case. I was only allowed to stay there a maximum of two weeks but the office person there told me that I could switch from one loop to another and stay for another two weeks so keep that in mind if you want to stay longer than two weeks in the park. I had already made reservations to move down to Sugar Bottom which was closer to my work and so did not take her up on the offer. - Gypsy Cat
Aug 2015 - $35.00
The campground is part of a popular marina on the shores of Coralville Lake, and the setting is lovely. We were there on a busy summer weekend when all sites were taken, so that we had neighbors close on either side of our site. While other aspects of the campground were fine, the restrooms were not; they were dirty and did not appear to be cleaned during the entirety of our stay. The showers were especially bad. The on-site restaurant has live music on weekends, and the noise on a Saturday night was intrusive. In addition, trash had to be hauled quite a distance from the site and there were no recycling bins. - kvdvirginia
Jul 2015 - $33.00
Park has great deal of seasonal residents, not leaving many sites for visitors. Staff that checked us in did not know which sites were 30 or 50 amp, didn't clarify that we wanted sewer with 50 amp (we were staying couple days), sent us to 3 different sites (2nd site we had already leveled on blocks before we realized it was 30 amp). Ended up that we took site without sewer, which was gravel, fairly level (previous site was not) and spacious, plenty of room for motorhome and towed and 4 slides. Site had beautiful shade trees which were very helpful for comfort, but blocked our DirecTv signal. Verizon service very good. This park really caters to locals who come in for weekend with their own watercraft, nothing is available for rental. The neighbor says they have entertainment on the weekend. I don't think you'd get in on weekend without reservation but Mon-Wed ok. Park was quite a ways from interstate which made the setting serene. - CupcakeRIA
Sep 2014 - $31.00
This is a beautiful shady campground on Coralville Lake. There is a busy marina and a popular bar/restaurant on site. The campground has a playground, sand volleyball courts, and horseshoe courts. The sites that are on the lake have full hookups, but those sites are reserved for seasonal campers. We were on site W 13 which was water/electric and had a nice view of the lake. All sites are long and shaded. The bathhouse was clean and modern. However, there is only one, and it is not in the overnight camper section. Lots of campers have their own golf carts. We enjoyed drinks and lunch at Bobbers, the bar and restaurant on site. The seasonal campers were very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely return. - shayerk