Bob Shetler Campground COE

     


Johnston, Iowa
Phone: (515) 276-0873

Sites: 67
Recent Rate: $24 9/2014


Latitude: 41.7024248584654
Longitude: -93.6865344910156

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 10
  • Good 7
  • Average 3
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

20 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

normav

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park. It was beautiful, quiet and fairly easy to maneuver. We had some difficulty finding the park, but it was worth the effort. The sites are mostly level, spacious and covered with a fine gravel. Restrooms and showers are conveniently located. The camp host was not very friendly, but that was not a game changer for us. Verizon was OK. Our stay was quiet and enjoyable and we would stay again. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Joceil

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

My wife and I camped in the section right along the river. All the sights along the river are paved. They are back ins, but very nice. Some shade and easy to get your satellite dish lined up. The sights come with really nice picnic tables and fire rings. Our rate was based on Golden Age discount. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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outdoorman

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

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice facility. Well kept and well patroled. Most sites have adequate room . We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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Mariah

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Busy family park: very few full hook sites. Most electric only 30 amp. Poor signage coming into park as the check-in gate is at only one of the loops. Low hanging trees need trimming, we had to move around on the road and wait for cars to pass to avoid tree limbs. The sites are nice, wide and have good views. Access pass would make this price $9. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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DonF

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

New sections have best big-rig access. T & L loops in the Tail Water West and East sections, respectively. Great COE facility with THREE campground areas. The Dam Complex has FIVE major loops, plus Sandy Beach and Sugar Bottom. All told, there are well over 300 sites, AND at least 25% are saved for first-come, first-served (off the reservation system). They honor the senior-pass (aka, Golden Age Passport) for half-price camping! We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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docj

Review Count: 132
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at the Sugar Bottom Campground which is part of the Coralville Lake complex. Contrary to what was stated in one of the previous posts, about a third of the sites at Sugar Bottom have full hookups and many can be reserved. This is one of your typically great COE campgrounds. The rate shown reflects the federal senior discount pass. The full hookup sites are fully paved; the electric only sites are gravel, but all interior roads are paved. The sites are partially to fully wooded; we had no trouble getting satellite reception on ours. Many people are using over-the-air antennas. Verizon service was weak but usable (we do have an external antenna and amplifier). The only slight downside is that the access road is a bit "challenging." It is only a little over a mile long, but there are some tight turns and steep climbs. The good news is that there isn't much traffic, and the road is short! We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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adsaxs

Review Count: 159
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park. Some of the loops are wooded; others are just shaded while other loops are in the sun. Most (not all) sites can accommodate large rigs – without the tow. There are plenty of parking spaces for the tow. Some sites are on gravel and others are on cement. The interior roads are on asphalt. Only Tailwater West has FHU with 50/30 amp service. All other sites have 30/20 amp service only. The electrical voltage was good. Fresh water can be found at the dump station. The loops near the boat dock can be a little noisy. There is also a very large beach area. The bathroom/showers are the typical state park facilities. They are clean but not very appealing. Verizon air card was a little weak but usable. Verizon cell phone had 2 – 3 bars with Broadband access. We would definitely come back here again if we were in the area. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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mom2britydaw

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

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this place. We go every year and get a lakeside view. You can rent boats which we try to do depending on the weather. The people are very friendly. Have nothing bad to say about this place. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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Go West

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful place to stay. Our site was right on the water. Clean showers and restrooms. Very clean park. Would stay here again. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Tent Trailer.

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go2fish

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Linder Point, with a shady, level, paved site. On walks we noticed that only the first eight sites had full hookups. Other sites had water & electric only, or dry. Our site was a generous 50 feet. Reservations would be a must, especially for football season. We felt very fortunate to find a 2 night opening. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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Teacher's Pet

Review Count: 296
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice sites in loop W, not paved, but good level small gravel. Some sites flooded when we were there. Did not see any full hookup sites other than camp hosts. 30 amp electric with water available at dump station and the center of the loop. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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SargeW

Review Count: 322
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the West Overlook campground which is the closest one to the lake. The sites are large and paved, but the patio's are dirt. The shower room is small for the amount of sites, with just 2 shower stalls for the loop. We were also here over Memorial day weekend. The lake was packed with watercraft. The lake is not very wide, so during peak usage it can be extremely rough water. The biggest negative for the lake was the lack of any type of water patrols by the rangers. There was actually a fatality on the lake on Sunday night. In spite of the unfortunate accident, this is a very nice park. I would stay here again. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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sunbadgers

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

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

What a find. Only 3 miles north of I-80. There are many waterfront sites, as well as shaded and open ones. Clean, mowed, quiet, and cell phone service was adequate. Very convenient to Iowa City. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Waynal

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

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in the Linder Point section with full hook ups. This area is a bit tight, but we found our site to be level and fun for our family. The campground is very close to Iowa City. The hiking around this area was very nice and we enjoyed hiking to the lake. We will stay here again. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Carl&Barb

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Another fantastic COE campground. Easy access, level sites and friendly staff. Nice scenic walking areas and beautiful views. We camped at Bob Shetler Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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