18 RV Parks near Indianola, Iowa
Aug 2016 - $18.00
The roads and sites are very tight and not conducive for big rigs. We moved four different times to get a semi-level site which still maxed out our leveling system. Difficult to get satellite. Park people were nice. - The DnD Adventure
Sep 2013 - $16.00
This is a very nice, clean park which we really enjoyed. The sites are easy to get into and fairly spacious. The park is on a beautiful lake with many activities including hiking trails, fishing, boat rentals and swimming. We stayed here over labor day weekend and although the park was full, it didn't feel crowded. The restrooms were clean and well maintained. Will definitely stay here again when passing through. - User3145
Jun 2011 - $18.00
Plenty of room to hike and bike. Be careful on the upper camping area, the turns on the west side on very tight. Cutbacks have affected Iowa campgrounds as some of the picnic areas are not being mowed, just paths to and around them. - stetwood
Aug 2012 - $15.00
We were here during the Indianola Balloon Festival. It is on Hwy 92, a few minutes from Balloon field. It is a first come, first serve, you pick your own spot and pay daily so you can extend your stay as long as you wish. Nice, shaded spots and we managed to keep it cool inside despite the 100 degrees outside. We picked a spot with the playground right outside, our daughter loved it. It is at a fairground though, so you might want to check their schedule as we had a very loud Figure 8 spring car race our last night, but noise doesn't bother us too much. It is also on Hwy 92, which is a little noisy. Internet was however spectacular, which is one of our priorities so we were happy. - Fulltime2kids
Dec 2007 - $10.00
Nothing fancy, but the price is right for water/electric hookups. They have a dump site at the park. The park is located on the west side of town on HWY 92 across the highway from an excellant grocery store, try the meat counter. - Crop Guy
May 2016 - $30.00
Great place! Large yards for dogs to play and run. Way out of town down a very long dirt road which kicked up dust all over our vehicles. If you don't like to get your vehicles dirty don't camp here. We thought it was worth it. Mostly permanent campers. Very friendly staff and owners. The owners started this camp 40 years ago. We were lucky to get a site and the one we got had a spectacular sunset view of the Des Moines River and the Des Moines skyline. - juustright
Sep 2012 - $26.00
First problem was 4 miles of very dusty gravel road to get to park. They encourage you to wash your RV after you get there it is soooo dust covered. The interior streets are paved but the sites are gravel. The sites were huge but our "pull thru" was not a pull thru because of low hanging limbs. The other problem was the extreme variance of voltage (from 108 to above 132) which caused our surge protector to cut the power off many times. - consort
Aug 2012 - $30.00
Loved it - would come back. The park is grassy and lots of shade trees with large sites. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Laundry room is great. Convenient for Des Moines and Knoxville. - Oregon1963
Jul 2009 - $13.00
Stayed here for a week at $100. Very nice campground. We realized going in they did not have water and sewer hookups, but still enjoyed the place. Friendly campground host, came to our site and visited - got acquainted. Would certainly go back again. - AZHusker
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
Aug 2015 - $14.00
This is a great value at $14 for 50 amps and w/s. The roads are narrow and tight for big rigs and due to this fact there is a lot of mud and ruts from people driving on the grass. It is very quiet with lots of trees - no satellite reception. Concrete pad with large concrete patio. Roads getting here from 63rd St are a little confusing as the names of the streets have changed. Beware of overhanging trees on Walnut Woods Dr. They beat the top of our rig as we passed. No charge to enter state park. - Freedom Bus
Oct 2016 - $28.00
The park is HUGE. Most of the 1800 sites are unlevel. It would be very hard to stay here when it was crowded.
We stayed here the end of the season the park closes today.
We will come again for sure. - gypsyrunner
May 2016 - $28.00
We stayed at the fairgrounds for 20 nights, and we are glad we did. Cheaper than other local campgrounds. They were having trouble with the water in the areas with 50-amp sites so we stayed in a 30-amp site. It was chilly so didn't need to have both A/Cs running, so we were fine with that amperage. Quiet, except for train whistles a few times a day. Had 2-4 bars of AT&T cell service.
Ultimately - camping here out of the busy fair season...great! If a very big event or the fair was happening...I don't think you could pay me to stay here.
If the all the sites in a section are being utilized, it will be VERY tight and driving down the roads of the different sections may not be possible if you have a bigger rig. We have a 40' 5er and drove through other grass sites to get in and out of the spot we picked to avoid the steep entrance to section FE.
We parked at the end of the middle part of section FE. Very nice overlook of the city. Since there were only 2 other rigs in our section for the majority of the time there, we spread out a bit and parked our truck and SUV next to the 5er instead of in front or behind, so we were actually taking up 3 sites (that's how close these sites are). Site was pretty level; we did use one extra board under most of the jacks when leveling.
Be sure to call the day you're driving in to see which entrance of the fairgrounds is open. We went to the 'official' campground entrance according to the map on their website but it was LOCKED! Called the office and they said "oh yeah that's locked for safety, you have to come in another way." The entrance on Grand Avenue is pretty much always open day/night. If you're coming up from the south to Des Moines I would take the Hwy 5 bypass around town and come through Pleasant Hill instead of I-235.
They didn't mow around our site while we were there so the grass/weeds got pretty tall in some spots. I understand some folks get fussy about mowing around their RV, but we wish they would have. They might have if I asked them to. - FrozenWaters
Sep 2015 - $28.00
Stayed here 2 weekends. First weekend in section 2. Second weekend in section 11. Overall, a decent place to stay. Nice and quiet. Nothing special or fancy. Plenty of spaces to choose from due to it not being fair week. W/E/S all worked well. Decent access to I-235. Be careful of what section you stay in. Most section 2 sites were nice and level, and from what we saw, most of the 50amp sites were as well. However, Section 11 had, maybe, 1 spot level enough to accommodate our 28' motor-home. A previous comment mentioned ski slope, and section 11 would qualify.
The addition of WiFi would boost my rating, but there are no plans to add it any time soon. - BounderPounder
Apr 2017 - $35.00
They are very short of signs, staff, and direction if you have to check in at the registration desk. Hopefully this will not be an issue more in season. We were charged the full boat, but most of the facilities were not yet available. The showers were specifically lacking in privacy, but there was hot water after a while. Most others there were work campers for the resort that had not yet opened. There may be discounts available if you get to check in with someone that knows how to work the camp ground side. My clerk did not know or if did, he left it off the invoice. - Matt_C
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We only stayed one night. When we got there (after having called and been told "yes"), we were told there were no pull-throughs. Enter the wonderful employee who came charging up in his golf cart to the rescue by telling us he didn't know what he was thinking, but a work camper just left and we could have their spot! Had to run to get a part we didn't have, came back and then found that delivery dinner wasn't going to work. All in all, however, this was a successful stay, the grounds are clean and Michael will forever remain in our "saved the day" memories! - EllynG
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Stayed here for just an overnight. We had a pull in blackout site. Had an odd layout, but it was fairly quiet and seemed as though we had seasonals around us. Had a dog park and a nice pool. It is right next door to an amusement park. Hookups were all good. - PackerFanRick
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
Oct 2016 - $44.00
A nice park with older but cared for facilities. Setting is nice, it just happens to have an odd layout resulting in most sites being "KOA" close. - rwthomasjrfamily
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We stayed over night in pull-through. The park is very attractive, shady, quiet and well thought-out. A very restful place to stay. GPS directions are a little off so call the park to verify. I would come back again and stay longer if possible. - Ginger C Brown
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
Apr 2017 - $20.00
Sunday, April 16, 2017 Winterset City Park Campground, Winterset, Iowa $20 for full hookups This is a campground on the east end of an historic 76 acre city park . There are 34 sites some with full hookups and others with just water and electric. A 12 site tenting section is also located in this campground. There is a bathhouse with showers. Every site has a picnic table and fire ring. A host greeted us when we drove in. You stop at the brown box to take a registration sheet, then pick your site, pay within the hour. It is a first come campground but now they let groups reserve and individuals can reserve two nights on a weekend. We came in on Easter Sunday so many were clearing out but the host did say most weekends are booked. It's a very nice park and walking over to the park next door there is a playground, covered bridge, hiking trails, Clark (no its not clock tower) Tower, Stone Foot Bridge, and a Stone Arch. The Bridges of Madison County picnic scene was filmed in this park and the Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge was also part of the film. One can bike into the village to see the home where John Wayne was born and his new museum. We only stayed one night but would return if in the area again. - gsnakehill
Jun 2016 - $20.00
We called ahead to ask about the campground and reserve a site. No reservations accepted, unless you are bringing a large group or coming for the weekend. OK, so we asked how full the campground was currently and were told there were plenty of sites just go in and pick one, fill out the paperwork and deposit it and payment at the self service kiosk. We asked if the park could handle a 45' motorhome and were told no problem the sites are all 70 feet.
The park has 34 camp sites with 20/30/50 provided at every site: 22 sites have full hookups (E/W/S), 11 have E/W only and 1 has E only. All sites are back in and according to the campground brochure they are 15' X 50', there is no extra parking anywhere. We arrived at 12:30 PM on a Tuesday, only 1 FHU site was available for our week in Winterset as the site reservations were not until June 28 according to the sign. Most sites were reserved beginning the next day, Wed, or Friday. Come in prepared to go somewhere else if the no-reservation system is working like it did for us.
With that being said, this is a great little park! Quiet right on the south east side of town. The city park it is attached to is a wonderful place to walk, bicycle, have a picnic and enjoy nature. It is a quick drive to visit the "Bridges of Madison County" and the John Wayne Birthplace and Museum. - Harley Oma
Jun 2015 - $17.00
This city park campground is a real gem; the city park service that administers this campground is a real credit to their profession. As city campgrounds go, this one should be rated an 11! The full hookups were adequate; the water faucet is placed between two spaces so make sure you come here with more than a 25 foot fresh water hose. The only improvements that could make the park absolutely perfect would be to add more gravel to areas that can become muddy when heavy rains come and the park should add co-mingled recycling. You really do need to call ahead if you wish to stay on a weekend or holiday during the prime spring and summer season. There are lots of things to see and do in the area; so, plan to stay a while if you can. We would definitely stay here again. - Kent and Margaret