Iowa State Fairgrounds

     


Des Moines, Iowa
Phone: (515) 262-3111

Sites: 1800
Avg. Rate: $22

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Latitude: 41.5951859103434
Longitude: -93.5443568229675

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 1
  • Good 1
  • Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 2

6 Reviews

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ORAZRVR

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

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Couldn't find a flat site anywhere! Should have made this a ski resort instead of a campground. These were the biggest hills we saw while in Iowa. We camped at Iowa State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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jccjr50

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

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Made reservations for a pull through site and was assured that would not be a problem. When I got here, they put me on a back-in, hill site. There was not enough room for me to disconnect the trailer without the truck going over a hill. Was led to site by one of the rudest people that I have met in recent times. After the treatment that I received here, I would not even go back to Des Moines. Stay away from this campground. We camped at Iowa State Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Hawk37

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Layout of sites and utilities is very erratic and poorly defined. Many sites are not level. Signage is non-existent until you actually enter the fair grounds. Entry from the west on E. Grand Ave is easiest. It is a very pleasant place when it is not crowded, but could be difficult if anything significant is going on at the fair grounds. We camped at Iowa State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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lmg

Review Count: 109
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an interesting fairgrounds campground. While there are 1800 sites, only about 50 of them are level enough to handle big rigs. We were fortunate that we stayed when there wasn't much activity going on in the fairgrounds. The campground would be difficult to negotiate if it were crowded. If you do stay at off-event times, pick a site on the top of the hill and you will enjoy beautiful views of Des Moines. Call ahead to get directions to the campgrounds. May or may not stay here again in our motorhome. This is not a good place to stay for just a stopover as it is a bit tough to get into. We camped at Iowa State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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RKL

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

There are 1800 sites with 600 of them being full hookup. We camped on a hilltop overlooking the fairgrounds and the city of Des Moines. While there are a great number of level sites, some of the sites are on the side of the hills and look impossible to even camp on. This park is located on the east side of Des Moines and is convenient for shopping and restaurants. We camped at Iowa State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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petpeople

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

When the state fair is not going on there are over 1800 sites available. It is a beautiful location on the hill overlooking the fairgrounds and not too far from the interstates. The entrance to the campground is through the fairground which appears to be a small town setting. There is golf nearby, shopping etc. With our motorhome antenna we were able to bring in 3 stations however for WiFi we had to go to the local library. We would stay here again. We camped at Iowa State Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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