Johnston, Iowa

Cherry Glen COE

Johnston, Iowa



Johnston, Iowa
Phone: (515) 964-8792

Sites: 125
Recent Rate: $10 7/2015

Latitude: 41.7310826405112
Longitude: -93.6807659946289

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • 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 no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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8 Reviews

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nazpaz

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

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

I did a review of this campground a couple of years ago and we still like it a lot. I will mention that one thing I noticed this stay is how many campsites are rather unlevel front to back. I think a larger motorhome might end up with the front wheels well off the ground in the site we had. There are, of course, a number of spots that are level or at least "level enough" but because of our site I began noticing others and realized that several sites are like this. Also, I've learned that, while there are no sewer sites here, there are several water hookup sites scattered around the park. The spigots aren't near the electric posts. Instead, they are stand alone water hookups either along the roads between the campsites or well behind them. There's an extra $2 charge for those campsites. Someone told me that the common practice is for the person in a water campsite to put a "Y" splitter at the faucet so that people can get water out of it even though someone is hooked up to it. My Verizon has a barely-working 3G signal here. It seems to work okay during the day and then as evening comes it slows down considerably. I was able to get satellite TV by putting the dish up close to the road. We still like this campground and will likely make it our place to stay when visiting central Iowa. We camped at Cherry Glen COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Living History Farms is only around 25 minutes away and well worth a visit.

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Armyret99

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We planned a last minute trip to the area that happened to be during 4th of July weekend. We were in another RV Park that could not accommodate us on July 3 and4. Somehow Cherry Glen had a spot available for July 3 and 4. When we arrived at Cherry Glen, we were surprisingly amazed. This is a beautiful park with plenty of room and plenty of shade trees. The Comfort Stations (bathrooms/showers) were impeccably clean. Sites are large with nice tables and fire rings. If there is one drawback, it would be that the majority of the sites have electric hook up only. If you plan to stay there, fill your fresh water tank before you arrive, or you can fill it just inside the entrance of the park. This will be my preferred location when I visit the area in the future. We camped at Cherry Glen COE in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

This park is very rural. There are plenty of amenities within a 10 minute drive. Take what you need to be comfortable, and just stay at the park and relax!

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Kent and Margaret

Review Count: 145
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $11.00
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Nice clean, level spot with water and electric. Cost is based on the use of senior pass. This is a rare COE Park that has co-mingled recycling. The park is well run and the staff were both friendly and very helpful. The tree cover was such that our DirecTV could not be received but we were able to bring in many local hi-definition channels with our crank up antenna. The dump station was set up properly but can get very crowded on the weekends. We used Recreation.gov to make a reservation without additional cost. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Cherry Glen COE in a Motorhome.

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Gary T

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $10.00
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We were very impressed with this COE campground. We had a large and level site with a lake view. We found the host to be friendly and helpful. We had good reception on our Verizon phones and hot spot. It's an eight or nine mile drive off of I-35 but worth the drive. We would stay here again on future travel. We camped at Cherry Glen COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bobbi1948

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $10.00
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This was a very disappointing COE campground and we probably won’t stay here again. For starters, the volunteers insisted on assigning us a spot instead of letting us choose our own (like we do in all other COE campgrounds). As a result, we got a small spot with very little space for being outside. Luckily, no one came in on the site next to us, so that helped. In the morning, we were awakened by the sound of lawn mowers. We thought surely we’d slept in, but soon found out it was only 7 a.m. When we asked the host about it, he said quiet time ended at 7 a.m. and the contractors always started mowing that early. Needless to say, we can’t recommend this campground, especially when there are several others from which to choose in the area. Price reflects our Senior Pass Discount. We camped at Cherry Glen COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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GLB

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $10.00
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Nice COE campground on Saylorville Lake, east of the interstate a ways. Large campground with many loops. Situated on a ridge above the lake with no direct access. Our site was fairly un-level, but could compensate. Many sites are not level, but not terrible. Shady, which helped with the mid 90's temps we experienced during our trip. Other than the distance from the interstate, a great place to overnight. Very quiet during mid-week, probably very busy on weekends being on a high use lake. Rate reflects Senior Pass. We camped at Cherry Glen COE in a Travel Trailer.

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nazpaz

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $10.00
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This is one of the campgrounds at Saylorville Lake, near Des Moines, IA and a short distance west of Ankeney. The campsites are big and level. We had a 50 amp site. There are no water/sewer sites but you can get good drinking water near the entrance. There's also a dump station there. While we'd like to have a FHU site, this was just fine for a family visit in the Des Moines area. We'll certainly be back there again. The price reflects our America the Beautiful senior pass. We camped at Cherry Glen COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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JRCII

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $9.00
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This is a nice Corp of Engineers campground located on Saylorville lake. Both reserved and non-reserved sites. A few 50 amp sites and a few sites with water. Paved interior roads and gravel sites. We camped at Cherry Glen COE in a Motorhome.

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