7 Parks near Guthrie Center, Iowa
Aug 2008 - $16.00
Only lack of on-site water connection keeps this from the highest rating. In wooded area about 8 miles NE of Guthrie Center and 6 miles west of Yale where we came to bicycle the Raccoon River Valley Rail Trail. Appears park gets heavy weekend use from families, but suspect the middle of week would be empty. Park features trails, wildlife, and a 17 acre artificial lake with beach area and boat ramp. All sites are fairly level gravel, have tables and fire rings with grills. Park is well cared for lots of green grass and trees. This was an unexpected delightful find and we would most definitely return. - tillie
Oct 2016 - $15.00
Beautiful county park, our campsite was on a raised gravel bed with a big fire ring and nice picnic table. Was also beautifully shaded and near a clear rushing River. Electric only, we were in a motorhome. - Hamilhome
Sep 2015 - $15.00
Spacious, wooded county park 35 miles W of Des Moines and 6 miles N of Stuart (I-80 exit 93). Gravel roads and pads, back in sites looked like 30 feet or so. Next to the Raccoon River, with canoeing access advertised (River looked pretty fast to me). Also walking trails. Very peaceful and pretty. - Creigh Gordon
Aug 2016 - $15.00
This is a first come, first serve campground located in the city park. It's a nice, quiet area. The posts all had 20, 30, and 50 amp electrical outlets. Water pumps were available approximately every 3-4 campsites, so a 50 foot water hose would easily reach for anyone needing to fill up. There is an available dump station.
The park was clean, and it had a nice selection of playground equipment. We did not use the showers, but we did take a look in the bathrooms to see what was available. It was your typical park showerhouse/bathroom with painted block walls and concrete floors. The women's was clean, but my husband said the men's could have used some cleaning. A dump station is also available.
The sites were nice & level, but they are pea gravel, so it made chocking the wheels a bit difficult. The chocks just wanted to move around.
Also, they sit right on the street, although it's not a busy street by any means since it's such a small town.
When choosing review options, I chose the sites to be "just long enough for my RV and tow vehicle," but in reality it was just long enough for our 40 foot 5th wheel. We did disconnect the truck and park it off to the side. Overall, it was a nice little spot, and we will definitely return again in the future as we travel through the area. - rcrka
Jul 2011 - $15.00
I wanted to list this location because it may come in handy for an I-80 traveler looking for an overnight or two. We stopped on our way east from the Grand Tetons and saw a sign on the Hwy for camping. The city park in right in the middle of the small town. It's a self serve site and you pay with an envelope through a slot in a door. There's a small park here and a lighted ball field where people were playing night time softball. You feel safe here (we saw the local police officer come and check for the payment envelope after turning the lights out for the night.) The wife took a shower here and reported them clean and free, but there's a button you have to push after a few minutes. There is a dump station available. Like I said, it's good for a short stop with electricity and a low price. - Parrothead Mike
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Great county park. Some sites have sewer and some 50 amp. Some sites a little on the short side for a 40' rig but most will handle a big rig. Limiting factor on the sewer sites is the sewer connection is in the center at the back of the site. Other than that, this is a great little park. Campground manager very nice. On a small lake with a separate beach. Verizon works good, and some sites are satellite friendly. If you come from the east on Littlefield Rd - do not turn by the park office sign. You will end up in the managers back yard. Go another 1/4 mile and turn is on the left. Several small towns nearby for shopping. Registration is on the honor system. - SouthernNights
Jul 2008 - $16.00
Way off the interstate, poorly marked, no one at the check in station. Note on drop box not to use because someone is stealing the money! We were dead tired, got set up and ready for bed, when there was a knock on the door and the attendant wanted their money. Luckily we stayed only one night (well 4 hours). Would not stay here again. - BIGBUBBA1959
Sep 2016 - $19.00
This is a nice state park on a lovely lake and very quiet. Full hookup utilities worked well but no cable or WiFi but a few channels on the batwing. Campground is well maintained and bath/shower facilities are clean but no hot water in the showers (I let it run for 10 minutes hoping for some). Nice roomy sites, paved roads and gravel pads. Located about 1 mile south of the town of Anita. The bugs were bad but they weren't the biting kind. Paid $19 for camping and a $4 reservation fee but reservations weren't needed (maybe so on weekends). I'd rate higher if it weren't for the cold showers. - utchaps
Aug 2016 - $19.00
Great state park with some full hookups. Quiet park with great phone and TV antenna reception. South of town, look for sign on right coming down hill. No check-in building, come half way in to big sign board. - TKMI
Sep 2014 - $20.00
There was very poor signage from the town to the park. We headed west of town; we should have gone south. We couldn't get reservations here so were urged to arrive before 6 PM to beat the local folks. This park is certainly well used. We will never return to this park for one reason - TRAINS! They were tooting all night long. If you're deaf, this park would be fine. - pocabe
Oct 2016 - $51.00
Overall a very nice park! Excellent restrooms and showers - fully tiled and very smart. Would have given it 10 out of 10 had there not been cross fall on our site. We are traveling with a large truck camper. As we don't take the camper off the truck for a one night stop we had to put lumber under the wheels of the truck to level it. - Gin and Tonic
Sep 2016 - $43.00
This was our 3rd time here. The layout of the sites have been somewhat changed. Our site was very close to the neighbor's. They have pull ins from one direction and then the neighbor's is pull ins from the other direction. So you share the utilities and the common area for tables and sitting. Your slides and awnings are just about touching IF you are able to set them. Could not open shades on driver's side due to looking right into neighbor's RV. - pasco1215
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Nice KOA, spacious sites. Nice Dod park, Wifi only good for email. Verizon reception decent. Gravel roads but arranged well to get in and out. Long sites with good hook ups. We will. Return to this camp on our westward trips. - User1308