16 RV Parks near Granger, Iowa
Oct 2014 - $22.00
The lower campsites have had a major upgrade. Now widely spaced, the sites have clearly defined picnic and fire ring areas. Most of the newly seeded grass is taking well. The lower sites now have electricity too, but no trees. This lower area can flood when the reservoir fills in wet years. We stayed in the upper camp ground with gravel roads, gravel sites, well-used fire rings, and lovely mature trees. Our site was completely level. The park's trails make a pleasant and quiet hike, the gold course borders the park, the fishing pond is tiny, the children's natural playground is wonderful, and the bison and elk viewing area is newly improved. Verizon phone and wifi coverage was strong. We will return. - AluminumCloud
Oct 2013 - $19.00
One of my favorite local county parks. The gravel sites are level, many with really large grass areas. Each site features a roomy level gravel patio with picnic table and fire ring. We enjoy a nice campfire, and most sites have one every night. I will return. The county park has many trails, with cell phone tour information. Also ranger lead educational hikes are available, occasionally. Neat children's nature center with nice new bison and elk viewing area. The upper campsites have electricity with water available, while the sites on the lake are dry camping due to seasonal flooding. The nearby Equestrian Center is a nice place to reserve horse for their trail rides. - AluminumCloud
Aug 2011 - $10.00
This is our home campground close to Des Moines and is a lovely one, equal to many of the top state campgrounds we have visited in our travels. Seniors pay half price from Sunday night thru Thursday night. Located on the Des Moines river down from an Army Corps lake, this park has good RV and tent sites. Clean, well-kept, great security and good camp hosts. Often has sites midweek, but book ahead for electric sites on weekends. Nice hiking trails. - User2225
Jun 2012 - $9.00
This park is very nice, but it has some aging problems. The sights are gravel and mostly level. My wife and I have been coming here for about 10 years. Acorn is a alcohol free park. I talked to the ranger today and ask him why is Iowa's Army Corp parks behind as far as upgrading come pared to others that we have camped in, such as in Texas. He told me its a slow process getting money from the government. My wife and I like this park because its close to everything we see and do in Des Moines why we are here visiting. - Joceil
Jun 2009 - $18.00
Very nice campground lots of shade in most site. The only draw back we noticed was that it was a perty good distanced to water hook ups, we had to run out about 150' feet of hose to fill our water tank. Other wise it was a great place to stay if you don't drink, There is No alcohol allowed in the park. - wsmullin
Aug 2007 - $22.00
I did not stay in the campground, but because it does not have a previous review, this one is being posted. My comments are based on a detailed inspection of the facility. This is a nice Corp campground. It has trees that provide some shade for most sites, but they do not interfere with the sites or the paved access roads. There are only 33 RV sites, the rest are for tents. The separate tent only area is also nice. RV sites are gravel and will accommodate most sized rigs, but the bigger the RV the more front to back leveling will be required on about half of them. All sites are 30A service and only a selected few have water hook-ups. There are community faucets for filling holding tanks. Bathhouses were clean and centrally located. There is playground equipment for the kids. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings/grills. There is a small pond in the campground. This appears to be a very quiet place to stay. - RLM
Sep 2016 - $10.00
Great park, nice wide roads, large concrete pads and they are angled for easy access. Staff was friendly and helpful, gave us a lot with great view of the lake. We stayed overnight in a travel trailer and will camp here again when in the area. - dbrett
Jun 2016 - $9.00
This is a VERY clean, well-kept park. Our grandkids had fun in the playground area AND it was conveniently close to the very clean restrooms. It was quite hot when we were there, so the grandkids had squirt guns, which they could refill at one of the numerous spigots around the park. Our gravel site was level and not too close to the neighbors. - viddsk
May 2016 - $9.00
The sites within Aster and Honeysuckle loops are all on packed gravel had very narrow interior streets, lots of trees and shrubs. Half of the Dogbone sites are on packed gravel, the rest of this loop are on concrete. Coneflower and Blazingstar loops had wide interior streets, few trees and shrubs and all of the sites were on concrete. The entire campground is on the reservation system. All sites are back-ins.
Most of the sites are not very level (including the ones that are on concrete). Water spigots are scattered throughout the campground. Water can also be obtained at the dump station. There are only two dump stations for the entire park. Every loop has a bath house with a couple of showers. You cannot regulate the water temperature and they have a push button that controls the amount of water coming out.
Most of the loops have a kid's play area in the center. Coneflower and Blazingstar loops have 50 amp electrical service, all of the other loops have 30 amp electrical service. Our voltage was good - hovering around 122 volts. The park was not filled so I don't know if the voltage would degrade. Verizon air card and cell phone was on extended network but we did not have a problem with them. Every site has a fire ring and a picnic table.
The Neal Smith bike trail runs right through the park. - adsaxs
Jun 2017 - $10.00
Very nice COE park. Several restrooms/showers located throughout the park. Our site (#66) was not very level front to rear. Could have used some levelling blocks on the end. This site is very close to the playground. - Steve - Sue
Nov 2016 - $20.00
ALL the COE parks in the area a clean and well maintained. This one has gravel pads the are level and nice shade. We reserved a spot in early Oct 2016. The only issue we had was that we seemed to catch then attention of one of the attendants. He nitpicked us for everything, from a power wheel that my 3 year old son rode around during the day with us beside him, to the way we set up the camper. I will camp here again as I have never had a issue with attendants in the past and will just put it up as he was having a bad weekend. - LJS
May 2016 - $22.00
We recently stayed at Cherry Glen Campground and enjoyed our stay. This campground has access to the 26-mile Neal Smith Bike Trail, which we utilized quite a bit during our stay. There is no swimming beach access directly from the campground but you can take the trail about 2 miles to get to it by bicycle. I reserved our site two weeks in advance and I checked for availability five days before arrival and it was completely booked.
There was a playground there for our children. It was adequate for them but we found other playgrounds at the other COE campgrounds at Saylorville to be newer, larger and more modern. The bathrooms were always clean. We did not use the shower facilities while we were there. There are a few lakeview sites but were all taken by the time we made our reservations. The campsites tend to be a bit unlevel and we had a difficult time leveling our travel trailer. There is quite a few trees which provided a lot of shade and privacy between sites. Not all sites had this privacy though.
The campgrounds roads were paved which provided great opportunity for easy biking throughout. The speed limit was 15 MPH and many would drive faster than this which was very dangerous, especially with the tight loops and vegetation and vehicles parked so close to the roadway (which would be expected).
We would consider staying at this campground again. However, we checked out Prairie Flower Recreation Area two miles away and would consider that campground before this one.
The staff were very attentive to campers needs and very friendly. Very helpful during check-in and the Park Rangers drove through frequently throughout the day. - Moon8211
Sep 2016 - $10.00
Our site was one of the nicest that we have ever had anywhere. We were in the small loop next to the outlet that has sites 12 thru 20. These sites are all on concrete pads and have 50 amp outlets. Our pad was at least 80 feet deep and double wide. The fire ring was integrated into the pad. You could park an 18 wheeler on the site. There is no bathhouse in this loop, but one is available nearby in the large parking lot. Verizon cell, broadband and OTA TV were very good. This loop has some of the nicest sites that we have seen at a COE CG. - Bob and Inga
Aug 2015 - $20.00
Stayed 3 nights in 2 different sites due to availability. Sites in loop near spillway (50 amp / concrete pad) deserve a 7 rating. Easy access to and in the park with our oversized 40'+ Big Rig RV for this section; Wide pads make backing in easy. Sites in main campground loops (30 amp / gravel sites) deserve a 5 or lower rating. Sites in this section have railroad ties defining the sites and bordering each site's entrances making backing into the sites more difficult than it needs to be. High weeds growing through gravel at sites and our site was very unlevel. We would stay in the 50 amp loop again but not in the 30 amp section. - Snidely Whiplash
Jul 2015 - $18.00
Well maintained and level campground. The lack of shade could be an issue on hotter days. - MThome
Apr 2017 - $1.00
My wife stayed as a guest of the park for free. As we were thinking of buying into the park. It was early April and this was the only campground open in the area, and the campground was only about a quarter full. We had a site well away from other campers and it was very quiet. We ended up having to pull ahead to dump the tanks as the sewer seemed to be in an odd spot. We did look a the other sites and it appears this is not normal. We were very surprised by the amenities available. Some roads are tight but manageable with our crew cab truck and 30' camper. There is also plenty to do during the cold months or rainy days. Close to town for shopping for dinning. - LJS
Apr 2015 - $11.00
Cutty's is a membership park, we are members again. We used to be members, but moved to another state. There are a lot of upgrades since we left. In the clubhouse there are new washers and dryers. They are upgrading the roads between campground sites. They have also upgraded the electricity. They now use smart cards to get into the park. The one negative thing about the park, to many golf carts. Cutty's is a great place for kids, there a lot of activities for the young ones during the summer. - Joceil
Jul 2013 - $10.00
Past reviews are pretty much current. The WIFI is very slow and only available at the clubhouse. Sites are gravel and need maintenance. The internal roads are dated and rough. Spaces are very tight. The campground is filled with many long term campers. I would stay at a near by COE CG before I would stay here in the future. My C to C Premium rate was $0.00 - A hitch and hop
Jun 2013 - $16.00
We found this park because Ledges State Park was full. It's a small camp, but nicely shaded with big trees. Power pedestals are shared between units, as is water. There are also two non-electric sites, $11. Sites are mostly grass, no gravel or pad, so it could be dicey in wet weather. Picnic tables and fire rings provided. This is a family campground, mostly locals, and friendly. - BridgeInRV
Jun 2017 - $39.00
This was a pretty good park, not great. We had full hook-ups but our site and many others weren't level, either side to side for front to back. Our patio was full of debris from nearby trees. Over-the-air antenna TV was ok. Too many trees for our satellite TV antenna and Verizon data signal was weak. Many seasonal sites so on week-nights many weren't occupied. Other campers were quiet. Lots of Father's Day gatherings. - John and Carol
Jun 2017 - $43.00
Beautiful setting and close to metro Des Moines. Four miles to a spectacular shopping mall. However, if you need a full service pull-through site you will be very disappointed. Sites are short and extremely close to each other. If you have slides on both sides, good luck. We had trouble leaving in the morning due to autos and pick ups blocking our exit. If not for a good Samaritan, we could not have left. Water/electric sites are large and open. - west virginia traveler
May 2017 - $42.00
We were so disappointed with this campground. We were given a spot that barely fit our rig, we had to move our picnic table and the one next to us just to get in our site. The only place to park was directly across, in front of our rig. We had to move our pickup when our neighbors arrived so they could unhook their pickup. If the neighbor on the other side had not moved his pickup the next morning for us we would have had to back out. Our sewer hookup was underneath the neighbors slide out. Check in was ridiculously slow. The park itself looks well maintained and some of the sites looked really nice. Wifi worked if you are in the office, Verizon signal was good. I do not know how long you have to stay here to get a site that you can function in but we will not be going back to find out. - Ghettomedic
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
Jun 2017 - $23.00
Beautiful park. Very shady. It was tight backing into our site but we managed after the guy across the way moved his truck. - travelcade
Apr 2016 - $14.00
What a treat. Full hook-ups, lovely peace and quiet, the Raccoon River and tons of bird species nearby. - Mrs.Picky
Nov 2015 - $14.00
This campground is a gem--beautiful sites with concrete pads and patios. Some have full hookups. Close to Des Moines. I noticed another reviewer said to be careful of the low hanging branches on Walnut Woods Drive, but they must have been trimmed because we did not have a problem. I would recommend this campground highly to anyone. Very big rig friendly. - kwikkeys10