17 RV Parks near Colfax, Iowa
Jun 2011 - $35.00
Stayed in this RV park back in June. Nice, clean campground, very quiet. Checked my self in. No problems. Will stay again. - MarkKCMo
Jul 2010 - $60.00
The nearest sewer dump facility was about 15 miles away. The sites were undefined grass slopes, and the shower was in a small wooden shack, 60 feet from the water heater and with little more than a poorly fitting sheet of plywood for a door! But worst of all, was the inadequate electric service. The service to our site (50 amp) was only 94 volts when it should have been 110. This was on a 90 degree day with a full campground. We left a day early forfeiting our $60.00 daily fee and we will not go back. - unifan
May 2017 - $41.00
Nice , clean CG. Suggest a call to the office for directions, only because the entry could be missed. Coming off the freeway you will make a left turn BEFORE the KOA sign. The sigh is easy to see but I still almost missed the turn. It looks like you are driving into a business or junk yard. Despite me saying this the CG is easy off and on to the freeway. Sites are gravel and pretty level. They are very tight together. The hosts are great. - msrebel
Oct 2016 - $38.00
If you want a good night's sleep, DO NOT STAY HERE. This Campground sits right next to Interstate 80. VERY NOISY. - Shamrock ll
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Expensive for an older park with plenty of highway noise, very tight camp sites, felt like a work camp, guest and host were pleasant. - Kevin-
Apr 2017 - $35.00
They are very short of signs, staff, and direction if you have to check in at the registration desk. Hopefully this will not be an issue more in season. We were charged the full boat, but most of the facilities were not yet available. The showers were specifically lacking in privacy, but there was hot water after a while. Most others there were work campers for the resort that had not yet opened. There may be discounts available if you get to check in with someone that knows how to work the camp ground side. My clerk did not know or if did, he left it off the invoice. - Matt_C
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We only stayed one night. When we got there (after having called and been told "yes"), we were told there were no pull-throughs. Enter the wonderful employee who came charging up in his golf cart to the rescue by telling us he didn't know what he was thinking, but a work camper just left and we could have their spot! Had to run to get a part we didn't have, came back and then found that delivery dinner wasn't going to work. All in all, however, this was a successful stay, the grounds are clean and Michael will forever remain in our "saved the day" memories! - EllynG
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Stayed here for just an overnight. We had a pull in blackout site. Had an odd layout, but it was fairly quiet and seemed as though we had seasonals around us. Had a dog park and a nice pool. It is right next door to an amusement park. Hookups were all good. - PackerFanRick
Apr 2017 - $30.00
Very confusing on how to check in, office and RV park are two different locations. Poor signage for the office. Camp host at park was very helpful. Dog droppings are out of control, not the parks fault, you can't control owners. Park is laid out very well when you finally figure out all of the oddities. I doubt we will stay here again. - cbor
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Well maintained park. Very peaceful country feel but close to town. Well laid out.
Lot were spacious. Site surface was a concrete pad. - Marcitx
Oct 2016 - $19.00
Rate is based on weekly rate. Improvements in the park continue. Almost all spots are now concrete. Spots are spacious and level. We look forwar to staying here every year. Two clubhouses, a nice pond to walk around, etc. Our only knock on this park is the wi-fi. It's not free but we still did not use it as the wi-fi signal was too weak for us to even get a connection. - D-Lo
Jul 2009 - $13.00
Stayed here for a week at $100. Very nice campground. We realized going in they did not have water and sewer hookups, but still enjoyed the place. Friendly campground host, came to our site and visited - got acquainted. Would certainly go back again. - AZHusker
May 2016 - $30.00
Great place! Large yards for dogs to play and run. Way out of town down a very long dirt road which kicked up dust all over our vehicles. If you don't like to get your vehicles dirty don't camp here. We thought it was worth it. Mostly permanent campers. Very friendly staff and owners. The owners started this camp 40 years ago. We were lucky to get a site and the one we got had a spectacular sunset view of the Des Moines River and the Des Moines skyline. - juustright
Sep 2012 - $26.00
First problem was 4 miles of very dusty gravel road to get to park. They encourage you to wash your RV after you get there it is soooo dust covered. The interior streets are paved but the sites are gravel. The sites were huge but our "pull thru" was not a pull thru because of low hanging limbs. The other problem was the extreme variance of voltage (from 108 to above 132) which caused our surge protector to cut the power off many times. - consort
Aug 2012 - $30.00
Loved it - would come back. The park is grassy and lots of shade trees with large sites. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Laundry room is great. Convenient for Des Moines and Knoxville. - Oregon1963
Oct 2016 - $28.00
The park is HUGE. Most of the 1800 sites are unlevel. It would be very hard to stay here when it was crowded.
We stayed here the end of the season the park closes today.
We will come again for sure. - gypsyrunner
May 2016 - $28.00
We stayed at the fairgrounds for 20 nights, and we are glad we did. Cheaper than other local campgrounds. They were having trouble with the water in the areas with 50-amp sites so we stayed in a 30-amp site. It was chilly so didn't need to have both A/Cs running, so we were fine with that amperage. Quiet, except for train whistles a few times a day. Had 2-4 bars of AT&T cell service.
Ultimately - camping here out of the busy fair season...great! If a very big event or the fair was happening...I don't think you could pay me to stay here.
If the all the sites in a section are being utilized, it will be VERY tight and driving down the roads of the different sections may not be possible if you have a bigger rig. We have a 40' 5er and drove through other grass sites to get in and out of the spot we picked to avoid the steep entrance to section FE.
We parked at the end of the middle part of section FE. Very nice overlook of the city. Since there were only 2 other rigs in our section for the majority of the time there, we spread out a bit and parked our truck and SUV next to the 5er instead of in front or behind, so we were actually taking up 3 sites (that's how close these sites are). Site was pretty level; we did use one extra board under most of the jacks when leveling.
Be sure to call the day you're driving in to see which entrance of the fairgrounds is open. We went to the 'official' campground entrance according to the map on their website but it was LOCKED! Called the office and they said "oh yeah that's locked for safety, you have to come in another way." The entrance on Grand Avenue is pretty much always open day/night. If you're coming up from the south to Des Moines I would take the Hwy 5 bypass around town and come through Pleasant Hill instead of I-235.
They didn't mow around our site while we were there so the grass/weeds got pretty tall in some spots. I understand some folks get fussy about mowing around their RV, but we wish they would have. They might have if I asked them to. - FrozenWaters
Sep 2015 - $28.00
Stayed here 2 weekends. First weekend in section 2. Second weekend in section 11. Overall, a decent place to stay. Nice and quiet. Nothing special or fancy. Plenty of spaces to choose from due to it not being fair week. W/E/S all worked well. Decent access to I-235. Be careful of what section you stay in. Most section 2 sites were nice and level, and from what we saw, most of the 50amp sites were as well. However, Section 11 had, maybe, 1 spot level enough to accommodate our 28' motor-home. A previous comment mentioned ski slope, and section 11 would qualify.
The addition of WiFi would boost my rating, but there are no plans to add it any time soon. - BounderPounder
May 2017 - $27.00
We were impressed by this unassuming park. Check in at the gas station was quick and easy. The "office" has food service and snack/sundry sales (they boast the "best burger in Iowa"...didn't have one but they sure smelled good. The Rv area was very pleasant and very well maintained. Half the sites are in an open area, the others in a treed section. All sites were long pull thru with easy in/out access. Utilities were all good but no wifi. Verizon was strong. Laundry was clean as were the restrooms/showers. The management seems to take a good amount of pride in their park. I would definitely stay here again. - whodat
Mar 2017 - $28.00
We stayed on our way out west. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The store/gas station was well-stocked and convenient to gas up on our way out the following morning. As other reviewers have stated, this park is right on I-80; do not be surprised about the highway noise. The night we stayed there was a lot of traffic and a lot of wind so my husband and I did not sleep well but, of course the non-driving kids slept like rocks. Our camper is hard-sided but the beds pop out and are canvas so the highway noise was not dulled for us at all. I would not stay here again in our current camper but would if we had a fully hard-sided camper. - EllenT
Nov 2016 - $27.00
This was an overnight stop for us. We had a pull through spot. The power is excellent. The water pressure was okay and the sewer connection was convenient.
The sites are close to I-80 but the road noise did not bother as we kept our windows closed.
We have stayed here multiple times for overnight stops. - skigramp
Apr 2016 - $11.00
We camped at this campground pretty early in the season. There were quite a few sites that remained open through the weekend. One disappointment was when making the reservation the visitor alert stated that the shower houses would be open the day of arrival. The day before departure the alert was changed to the following weekend. We were not dependent on using those facilities but if I was a tent camper or someone without a bathroom I would have been disappointed.
The playground at the electric campground needs to be updated. There is an additional playground in the equestrian campground area that was much nicer and offered more. There are pull-through sites available as well as back-in sites. There were also tent camping areas with grassy pads.
The park offers hiking/multi-use trails. It appears this campground caters more to the equestrian campers. They had very nice facilities and there were numerous day use equestrian visitors.
Staff was rarely seen throughout the weekend and no one ever checked in with us. I maybe saw them drive through one or twice throughout our stay. This may be different during peak seasons. There was a reduced rate for our stay-I am guessing because the facilities were not turned back on yet. The campground offers 30 and 50 amp electrical sites but no water or sewer sites. - Moon8211
Oct 2014 - $22.00
Our first stay at this campground will not be the last. The gravel road led to our gravel reserved site on the circle loop which was long and the upper area was almost level. We chose a site with electricity, water was "available" at a distance for each loop, and to fill tanks use the potable water at the entrance/dump station. (water is shut off mid-late October). Ringed with trees, our loop had a large open area with a couple mature trees and a number of newly planted trees. None of the park's sites have a view of the lake. The campground was quiet and most sites had a campfire smoking in the provided ring. The multi-use trails were a fun walk for us and the horse riders, but the low spots were muddy after the previous week's rain. Verizon phone and wifi coverage was strong. We will return. - AluminumCloud
Jun 2011 - $16.00
We camped here in a 40' rig. We had a pull through site (reservation web site said it was a back-in) and had plenty of room to park our toad. The site was fairly level. It was a gravel pad. Had a nice fire pit with a cooking grate. There is a water spigot in the center of the circle, but you would need 200' of hose to reach it. The main water fill is at the dump station when you first enter the park. The pull through section had no toilets. Even the tent section didn't have a porta-potty or a pit toilet. So if you're not self contained I would highly recommend bringing a potty with you. It is quite a jaunt when you have to go. There was one shower house that serviced four loops of the campground. The equestrian portion had a nice shower house and playground. The park seems to cater more to the equestrian camp. Also there were no security lights in the loops. It was very dark at night. The only light for the four non-equestrian loops was at the shower house out on the main road. Overall, it was a pretty and clean park with quite a few deer roaming around. - User781
Nov 2015 - $11.00
This is a beautiful campground right on the Rock Creek, which looks more like a river. However, there is not a level site in the entire campground. All sites are grass and very soft ground. This is not a campground for motorhomes or even larger fifth wheels. We stayed one night, had blocks under our jacks, and by morning the blocks had sunk in the ground 8 - 12" and we had to dig our jacks out. I would not recommend this campground to anyone with a larger RV. I rated this campground the way I did because of the unlevel sites and very soft ground. - kwikkeys10
Jun 2015 - $16.00
My daughter and I stayed here for an overnight in a Class B RV. We arrived and the host was very helpful. We took a spot right on the lake. It was not level but we wanted to be by the lake for the evening. The campground was very clean and people were nice. We were there during the week and it was not crowded at all. We used the 30 amp hookup. If we were in our old Class A pusher it would have been tight getting around. This spot is great for smaller motorhomes and trailers but there seemed to be a few spots for the big ones. We'd stay again for sure. - Flash
Sep 2014 - $16.00
Sites vary in size, most are available with electricity. Water is available in the campground, fill up before you park. Sites on the south loops of the park are grass, and you are welcome to park anywhere in the wide site. Our chosen location on the wide site was mostly level. Trees shade many sites, but there are no privacy bushes. Sites that back up to each other can put you close to your neighbor, and there is no vegetation for privacy. Nice playground. Boat rentals are available at the marina. Boat trailer parking is near the campground entrance. Few people use the multi-use trails, we met only four runners, and two ladies on horseback. Our dog enjoyed her run, and brief wades into the lake. The park is a reasonable 20 mile/25 minute drive to one of the few remaining Drive-In Theaters - this seasonal theater is located in Newton, IA. Verizon phone and wifi coverage was strong. We will return. - AluminumCloud