Grimes, Iowa

Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc

Grimes, Iowa



Grimes, Iowa
Phone: (515) 986-3929

Sites: 525
Recent Rate: $11 4/2015

Latitude: 41.6582927478593
Longitude: -93.7641477584839

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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 yes
  • $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 yes
  • 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

47 Reviews

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Joceil

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

There is a Walmart north of Cutty's about 5 miles on state highway 44, a Price Shopper store about 5 miles east on the same street as Cutty's, a super Target just on the other side of the of I-35/80. Also in the town of Grimes on highway 44 there is a Fairway store for grocery shopping. There stores are well known for their meat counter and fresh cut meat.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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A hitch and hop

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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 We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Fifth Wheel.

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RV-Fulltimer

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate was coast to coast rate. The sign at the gate says it is a 5-star resort, but that must be only in their dreams. When checking in, I asked for a site away from others and away from dogs. I even commented the person in front of us had a dog. When we got to our site, I realize the guy at check-in did not care and put us right beside the people in front of us in line. The sites are extremely close together and they look like the park does not even try to make them level. We called the office and told them we were moving to another site a few rows over. The map we received of the park was outdated and the laundry room was closed near where we were parked. The only laundry room was in an odd location forcing you to go through the shower and pool locker room to get to it. It also only had 3 washers and dryers for over 500 sites, but only cost one dollar per wash. At least the room had air conditioning and was clean. There was a lot of old dried up dog crap outside the building to give you an idea of how they maintain the grounds. The map we received had a hand written note no parking on grass, but with such small sites most people ignored that. The roads in the park are all gravel and rutted with some sites having deep ruts to go through just to get into your site. The traffic noise from the interstate is endless, but we kept our A/C on to drown out the noise. Some good things about the park is there are a lot of facilities such as indoor pool, exercise room and a lake with lots of ducks. We will probably look for a quieter park when we come through here again. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Motorhome.

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geysergazer

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate was a Coast to Coast rate. This is an older, member owned park and as such is very well kept. The gravel interior roads are dusty but everyone we saw was considerate and drove slow. The on-site camping store had a lot of commonly needed parts on hand. The electrical system is new and offers 20/30/50A on each post. The only drawback for us was being at the end of the park beside I-80 so noise was loud. Next time we will ask to be in a back-in site away from the highway. We will camp here again. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Travel Trailer.

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Mitchelmal

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate Coast to Coast. Very nice campground, the only problem was we were unable to get a Wi-Fi signal where we were parked. Staff was friendly. Would go back if we are in the area again. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Fifth Wheel.

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Road Princess

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here for one night. Site was grass and not level even though I asked for a level site. We had no sewer hookup, just water and electric. Excellent VZW 3G signal so I didn't miss the fact that the Wi-Fi is only at hot spots at the store and the club house. Site was shaded and pleasant, though unpaved. There is some highway noise. There are two indoor pools here, but we did not use any of the facilities as we were passing through. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Motorhome.

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earlymun

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate quoted is PA. Excellent Verizon data & voice. Excellent air TV. level sites. Very large campground, near freeways, but noise not excessive in north sites. Indoor and outdoor pool. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Motorhome.

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stevezal

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites not level, interior roads poor and narrow, campsites close together. Wouldn't stay here again. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Motorhome.

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Morpauwe

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

The first night the water for showers was barely lukewarm. The second night I got scalded everytime someone flushed a toilet and the shower flooded due to a plugged drain. My site was a gravel/dirt premium pull through site with good shade; some sites are out in the open. It was about 55 feet long and so close to the interstate that loud traffic noises lasted all night. Roads were gravel and narrow making for tight turns. They like speed bumps here. Rate is coast to coast. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Motorhome.

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rl91193

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

I just love when Coast to Coast and Passport members rate a park so critically all the while they're paying 1/2 price or less. Ain't right. Look folks, if you want primo, pristine facilities then look for - and be willing to PAY for - those type of RV parks. We are full timers who wanted a place to lay over several days for the Easter holiday to attend church. We paid the PA rate of $22 a night. We arrived with a great attitude and were treated like royalty. They allowed us to drive through and chose our level, back-in, shady site right by the interstate. And loved it. We were greeted by a couple of regular campers who couldn't have been nicer, helped us park, and gave us tips for a restaurant in the area. Cutty's has been a private camping club for 35 years. Is it showing it's age? Yep. But like this old woman, functions just fine ;) Would absolutely stay here again. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Fifth Wheel.

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fingerbent

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

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $22.00
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Whoever rates this place a 10 or even close is not being honest and may be connected to the club. We are full timers and have RV'ed all over the country and Cutty's is the worst of any that we have ever stayed. Even at the $22.00 half price rate for passport and coast to coast it is not a good deal. The Corp of Engineers Parks at nearby Saylorville Lake are much nice and less money. The Lake at Cutty's is a mud hole and has no fish other than the over populated Carp. The Place is run down and un-repaired with very few level sites. The Wi-Fi is only available to a small percentage of sites, TV channels are hard to get and the Interstate noise is VERY LOUD ! The only good thing I can say is the place is well kept and looks good out front but once you get in it's a different story. Not even worthy of an over night stay. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Motorhome.

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joanne hitch

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground, we stayed here for 1 week, had a nice site on the lake, we enjoyed the area. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Fifth Wheel.

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tbraeunig

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice setting, but the interior roads are a little narrow and needed some upkeep. Good utility hookups. The pull-throughs are back-to-back hookups, and something I didn't realize until the morning I left was that my pull-through was a tandem back-to-back site designed for 2 RV's front to back on one pull-through drive. That's the first time I've run into that kind of setup. The $22 price represents the Passport America rate. In the paper directory, they show a $13.75 PA rate, but it's gone up. Had I known that I might have made another choice. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Fifth Wheel.

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Arizona123

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

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful campground that always has something going on. They have an indoor pool and an outdoor pool, so can swim any time. Very helpful staff. We will stay here again. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Motorhome.

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Proud Mary

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Well, we loved this park. Coast to coast for $10 & no additional charges as most coast to coast parks. Since our front AC is out, we asked for a shady space. The friendly staffer gave us a space in the Y section with great shade, and pull through. We gave up sewer for the shade, but there is a dump. Our site is set up to hold additional campers, but there were none, so plenty of space, overlooking the playground & lake. Our site was level and with 50 amp, good power. They give everyone a coupon for a free ice cream cone. Which we enjoyed along with purchasing a second one for my spouse. Hot food at the store looked great. Saw a pork tenderloin that looked wonderful & big enough for 2. Also saw someone take out 5 huge pizza's. People were bragging on the food. Each Fri. & Sat. at 7 is a hayride. There is a church service at 10 on Sun. Seems like a great family park. The store & putt putt are closest to the interstate, but sites close to those would surely have road noise. We would definitely camp here again when in the area. We camped at Cutty's Des Moines Camping Club, Inc in a Motorhome.

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