Harlan, Iowa

Prairie Rose State Park

Harlan, Iowa



Harlan, Iowa
Phone: (712) 773-2701

Sites: 97
Recent Rate: $19 7/2015

Latitude: 41.599906
Longitude: -95.212647

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 no
  • $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 no
  • 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

11 Reviews

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SilverBear

Review Count: 229
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Full hook-ups sites are gravel back-in. Unless you have a tiny rig don't consider #54. It isn't pretty. Reservations are possible but ours got lost in spite of confirmation number and on line approval. Lots of confusion. I found one site which it turned out is NOT reservable (#60) but on first come, first gets it status. We took that one as all the rest were reserved. Camp host was not helpful, just there to sell firewood, clean cabins and restrooms. If this CG was properly managed and the manager responded to questions when asked, it would rate higher. Take the manager and host out of the rating and it could be a 9 or 10. Our on line reservation fee was not refunded as requested. The CG is pleasant, near the lake. West campground has 16 electric only sites. The 16 sites must share from 4 water outlets and none can connect a hose to the spigots. Quiet and peaceful, knowing what to expect we would return if in the area. We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Relax, walk the trails and enjoy the sunsets over the lake.

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      Service

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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hhendrix

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park with lawns, swim beach, electric at site, and only $16. We were here 6/10-12 and virtually no mosquitoes. Great after being eaten alive in MN. Nice fire pits with grills in good condition. Looks like all the sites are large and level. Verizon reception pretty good and 5 bars using a Wilson cradle amplifier. Mid-week seems OK to get sites but it looks like the weekends are booked. Nice shade trees and decent spacing between sites. Appears to be very well maintained. We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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AluminumCloud

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We were fortunate to get one of the west loop sites, with electricity and nice spacing between trailers. Quiet. The east loop sites on the lake are closer together, and the upper tier east loop sites with full hook-ups are closely spaced. The gravel sites are almost level. The lake has filed again with water. We will return. We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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B&H

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

The $16 only reflects the daily rate, not the fee for the online reservation. The water level on the lake is coming up and everything is lush and green; the ambiance of this park is wonderful. The roads are paved, the pads are gravel. Drive carefully to avoid the many deer and oncoming traffic within the park. We’ve stayed in various sites over the years and always enjoy being at this park. Verizon was good; Sprint was roaming. We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Motorhome.

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sunbadgers

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a clean and quiet campground about 8 miles north of I-80 between Des Moines and Council Bluffs. We got a "walk in" full hookup site. It is a nice alternative to the noisy I-80 RV places. It had a strong Verizon signal and we got about 15 local TV stations. We would definitely stop here again. We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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B&H

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects a full service site discounted with a camping coupon. This is a beautiful state park with a nice lake and friendly staff. On this visit, we were in site 57. The back of the site was very soft and a prior tenant had left two deep holes (probably made with his jacks) that we managed to avoid. Other than that, we have no complaints. The birds were singing, the crappies were biting and we enjoyed our stay. There was a bulletin saying that the lake was scheduled to be drawn down after the July 4th weekend for maintenance. We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Motorhome.

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stetwood

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Real nice place, even better because we were off season and the place was almost to ourselves. Birds were singing. If it falls within another trip we will stop here again. It is not far from Elk Horn and the Danish Settlement, the Danish Buffet is good, but not spectacular. Walnut has lots of antique shops and some murals on the buildings. We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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dkhender

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park and camping location. Lake was in good shape, excellent paved roads in campground. Found sites to be very level as well (at least side-to-side). Only down-side is that shower-house and playground is located at one end of the campground (and of course we were at the other) - saw lots of Rangers and the staff was always friendly. We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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happyflyer

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice state campground! Some sites with full hookups and 50 amp electricity. The terraced hillside campsites provide wonderful views of the lake and the surrounding hills. Level, roomy sites with lots of space between each. We camped here midweek and it was very quiet with about half the spaces occupied. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Motorhome.

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B&H

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for two weeks in a full service site. If you make your reservation online the fee brings the nightly rate to almost $20. Going in without a reservation makes it easy to buy coupons which saves $3 per night. The roads are paved and the sites are crushed rock. Most of the sites have enough slope that it could make a larger rig difficult to level. The staff keeps the park well-maintained and makes sure the rules are followed. We have camped here several times and have always enjoyed our stay. It is almost always full on the weekends. We would like to see recycling offered. We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Motorhome.

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k9amz

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has recently been enlarged and an all new electrical infrastructure was installed. Most sites have 50A service available, and a number of full hookup sites have been created (end of second level in main campground). The lake is a 'no wake' lake, mainly frequented by fishermen - no loud and obnoxious water power sports type activities. Sites can be reserved via the Iowa 'park reservation system' (https://eservices.iowa.gov/iowaparks/). We camped at Prairie Rose State Park in a Motorhome.

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