Clear Lake, Iowa

Clear Lake State Park

Clear Lake, Iowa



Clear Lake, Iowa
Phone: (641) 357-4212

Sites: 176
Recent Rate: $20 7/2015

Latitude: 43.1116357344796
Longitude: -93.3884239196777

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

10 Reviews

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DKL1219

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Stopped here for an overnight stay mid-week. Nice, clean, quiet campground. Electric only, although there seem to be a few hookups for the camp hosts. Self-check in. Our Dish would not work because of trees. Be sure to visit the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. It is the last place Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper played before being killed in a plane wreck in 1959. The museum there is filled with rock and roll memorabilia. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Medford

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The good: easy walk to a nice lake through a wooded downhill slope. Not very crowded during the week (stayed on a Wednesday). Basic, relatively good playground equipment for the kids, but they'll run right by it on the way to the water. Quiet, dark and mellow area, about 10 minutes off the interstate. Lots of old big shade trees, half the campground is in the cool shade. The bad: most spots aren't level in varying degrees, and electrical hookups aren't well located, so have a long cord. Not every spot has a fire pit, if that matters. All in all, an excellent overnight or destination campground, would not hesitate to stay here again. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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AluminumCloud

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderfully located on Clear Lake, a mere block walking downhill through the mature oak trees through park to the sandy beach. The campground is easy to miss; the entrance is right on a curve in the road. The green grassy sites are on a very small slope. No gravel site looked level, needing blocks under one side of the trailer. The long pull-through sites with grassy areas separating the trailers are designed with electricity in the center so that two families can park with doors facing, to share the central space. We stayed after beach season and the campground was quiet. Downtown Clear Lake's small shops of independent retailers is a short drive north. Most weekends feature a festival of some type. The campground is also conveniently located within a few miles of historic Surf Ballroom which hosts local and national talent. The Surf Ballroom is also where 3 talented musicians played their last concerts on night of the 2/3/1959 "the day the music died" - Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. I will return. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Fulltimer5

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Busy park on weekends, but nice with security and police presence visible. Bathrooms are clean and sites are big enough to enjoy yourself. Self-registration and nice walks along the huge lake. Great place for families. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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2311H Hi-Lo

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Great rates. Too many sites taken by "squatters with nobody home or there for days. There seems to be different rules for some on length of stay, etc. Need a few more full hook up sites. For a huge campground I think there are 2 or 3 full hook ups and those are only for hosts. Overall a nice place to stay. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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kardale

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campgrounds but there are only six with water and they weren't completely done. Otherwise the camp sites are too close together. Not much grass at the camp sites either. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Story County Camper

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed friendly and helpful hosts. Appreciated clean restrooms and showers. Not all sites are level, we needed to drive around. Will certainly return. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Mrs. Groover

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

It is close to the lake, where there is a large beach. There are new shower houses under construction. The price is good. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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fulltime.petes

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Large park just a few miles from I-35. The dump station and rest rooms were closed due to the time of year. Park has access to lake, but we didn't explore a lot because we were just here for a quick over night. Many sites open enough for satellite and our Verizon air card and phone worked great. Sites were not real level, but long pull throughs for easy access. We would definitely stay again. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Gary Bergeron

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is across the road from a large lake off I-35 north of Des Moines, Iowa. You cannot see the lake from the campground. The campground roads are gravel and so are the sites. The campground is surrounded by cornfields and very quiet. If you are looking for a pool or activities this is not the campground for you. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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