10 Parks near Kellogg, Iowa
Sep 2016 - $27.00
Located near highway so it's noisy, but the area around campsites are well-maintained. Gravel campsites are level with a few trees. Water is heavily chlorinated. Picnic tables. No fire rings. Full hookups. Easy access. - 2_Alaskans
Sep 2016 - $16.00
This park is just off I-80 so there is a lot of road noise but with the windows closed we were not bother by it. The big rig sites are long gravel-dirt pull thrus in the open for great satellite reception but very close. With all the rain there were many mud ruts and standing water every where. New owner did not spread gravel or take any steps to fix the problem. We stayed a month and the 2 laundry rooms with one washer and dryer in each room were filthy. The trash container in the laundry was never emptied or the dead crickets swept off the floor the entire time we were there. WiFi only up at store. Great central location for going to races at Knoxville, Boone and Marshalltown. - mrk
Aug 2016 - $27.00
This is a favorite of ours when we are coming or going west from our home. It is a good drive from home to here or vice versa. Because it is right along I-80 it makes it easy to get on and off and just stay for a night. This was our second stay. The first time we were up in the trees. Plenty of shade and level gravel/grass sites. This time we were in spot 24, easy pull thru and gravel/grass level fairly level site. Utilities worked great.
If you stop make sure you get one of Iowa's Best Burgers, they really are very good. The ice cream is also not to be missed.
The folks here are always friendly and it is a great place for an easy overnight stay. - OurNextStage
Nov 2015 - $11.00
This is a beautiful campground right on the Rock Creek, which looks more like a river. However, there is not a level site in the entire campground. All sites are grass and very soft ground. This is not a campground for motorhomes or even larger fifth wheels. We stayed one night, had blocks under our jacks, and by morning the blocks had sunk in the ground 8 - 12" and we had to dig our jacks out. I would not recommend this campground to anyone with a larger RV. I rated this campground the way I did because of the unlevel sites and very soft ground. - kwikkeys10
Jun 2015 - $16.00
My daughter and I stayed here for an overnight in a Class B RV. We arrived and the host was very helpful. We took a spot right on the lake. It was not level but we wanted to be by the lake for the evening. The campground was very clean and people were nice. We were there during the week and it was not crowded at all. We used the 30 amp hookup. If we were in our old Class A pusher it would have been tight getting around. This spot is great for smaller motorhomes and trailers but there seemed to be a few spots for the big ones. We'd stay again for sure. - Flash
Sep 2014 - $16.00
Sites vary in size, most are available with electricity. Water is available in the campground, fill up before you park. Sites on the south loops of the park are grass, and you are welcome to park anywhere in the wide site. Our chosen location on the wide site was mostly level. Trees shade many sites, but there are no privacy bushes. Sites that back up to each other can put you close to your neighbor, and there is no vegetation for privacy. Nice playground. Boat rentals are available at the marina. Boat trailer parking is near the campground entrance. Few people use the multi-use trails, we met only four runners, and two ladies on horseback. Our dog enjoyed her run, and brief wades into the lake. The park is a reasonable 20 mile/25 minute drive to one of the few remaining Drive-In Theaters - this seasonal theater is located in Newton, IA. Verizon phone and wifi coverage was strong. We will return. - AluminumCloud
Oct 2016 - $38.00
If you want a good night's sleep, DO NOT STAY HERE. This Campground sits right next to Interstate 80. VERY NOISY. - Shamrock ll
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Expensive for an older park with plenty of highway noise, very tight camp sites, felt like a work camp, guest and host were pleasant. - Kevin-
Aug 2016 - $39.00
This KOA is good for what it was. A place off the highway to spend a quick night in a pull through with full hookups to dump the tanks (we couldn't!) and get a very early start the next morning. The sites were dirt (mud) and not very level (two lego blocks needed under left side tires) and had full hookups, although my sewer wouldn't reach (even with 20 feet of sewer hose!) Sewer connection was for a mid-rig hookup and we have a rear bumper hookup. Each site had a wooden picnic table but ours was worn and splintery so we didn't use it.
The campground was empty when we arrived around 2pm but by 6pm it was pretty darn full. The spots are TIGHT together and had we put our awning out our neighbor would have hit it while pulling in. Another camper (maybe an employee) also parked his pickup truck so far to the front of the empty pull through next to us we would have had to back out of our site to leave had he not come running out to move it once we started to pack up. Had he not moved it we wouldn't have fit between his truck and the Class A on the other side of the road.
Power worked without problem, water had good pressure and the friendly office staff *highly* recommended a pressure regulator. We didn't use the wifi but the cable was fuzzy on all channels for us.
Plenty of "grassy" areas to walk our two small dogs but the grass was long and we were afraid of ticks and other bugs. The fenced in area to allow the dogs to run would have been nice but the grass was about a foot tall and we didn't like the idea of them running in such unkempt grass. Like some other reviews have said, once you get past the office the maintenance and upkeep go downhill.
Overall, we were happy with our stay although we would not stay more than one night. - PilotJeff
Jun 2013 - $25.00
We stayed here before about 6 years ago. Everything is the same. It's a nice, little campground with good facilities. The mother-daughter owners keep it looking cared for. We suffered from many mosquitoes, so couldn't stay outside the rig like we wanted. Anytime we need a campground in the area of Marshalltown, IA, this is the one we will use. - rvrose
Sep 2010 - $24.00
Take the two previous reviews and moderate both and you have a fair review of this campground. Yes it is family run by a Mother/Daughter combo that sometimes appear somewhat eccentric. Yes, rules posted and printed are somewhat harsh and intimidating, but rarely monitored or enforced. My dog (Hank) and I were in residence here for two months, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The campground provided what we needed!!! Clean, well maintained, level sites. We are self contained and need not the showers/washrooms. Certainly not a lot of amenities: privacy and location were our requirements. I will be coming back and will stay here again. - macgyver51
Jun 2010 - $24.00
We loved this park. It was very small and very well maintained. Aside from amenities at the site (50amp full hook ups) there really isn't anything else here, though. But it's a good stop over for a visit to the Giant Tree House. The tour was FABULOUS and great for kids BTW, and we highly recommend it for adults too. It was very quiet and peaceful setting. - Danni
Aug 2016 - $20.00
We stayed here 3 nights while visiting friends in the area. Riverview Park is on the NE side of Marshalltown. Tall trees and roomy park grounds are a plus as well as access to the local bike trail. We had a full hook-up but were glad to move to a gravel site as a grassy site can quickly get spongy with rain. The campground hosts were very helpful. - gbburgess
May 2016 - $20.00
This is a really neat campground in Marshalltown Iowa, adjacent to the Iowa River. Unfortunately, there are no river views because there is a levee between the campground and the river. Many of the full hookup sites have no camping spur per se, one simply parks on the grass next to the hookups, but no big deal. Some of them have gravel spurs, but were taken when we arrived. Biggest plus of this campground is the very large dog park that is just down the way. We enjoyed having a place to take the dog to mingle with the other local hounds. Fishing is available in the Iowa river, but we had no luck whatsoever as far as catching goes. Full hookups for 20 bucks and Marshalltown, IA has full services for whatever one may need. There are some large shade trees scattered throughout the park, but not so many to preclude satellite TV reception. We really enjoyed our stay here. - Stax
Jul 2014 - $12.00
Nicest campground host! We drove to the sign-in kiosk, grabbed an envelope, then drove to our 100% level grass site. Before we could park between the trees, the host rushed over to check that we'd picked a dry spot after this day's heavy rain. After we set up, she sweetly returned to be sure that we had everything we needed for the night. All this at a campground that is self-serve! Lots of mature trees. Very few mosquitoes. Great walking path around the pond and tennis courts. $12 electric. $17 full hook ups. Inside I could not hear the many trains pulling through downtown blocks away. We did stay the night during racing season, and the cars could be heard inside, but not when the air conditioner was running. Highway 14 near the park is currently paved with a texture that makes quite a rumbling noisy annoyance. We may return. - AluminumCloud
Jul 2016 - $19.00
others have said, excellent sites, good electricity. But, do not bother making a reservation. There is no system in place to actually reserve a spot for you. When I called ahead about late arrival, I was told to just pick a spot then go to hotel to register. No spot was saved for me. - John McK
Jun 2016 - $19.00
I was pretty surprised by this park after the last one we were in that was really bad. The sites were level and concrete with electric only but they have water and a dump on site. The restaurant was really nice and and so was the casino.The RV park also had clean showers and restrooms and a decent laundry. I would recommend for a great overnight stay. - openroad4me
Sep 2015 - $19.00
Never stayed at a Casino RV Park before. This was really very nice, too bad power only. 50 spaces, all pull through and about 50' long. Roads were blacktop, pads are cement, picnic table, grass, and young shade trees. The bathrooms are card controlled, and very clean. The laundry looked nice, 3 washers, 3-dryers. Antenna TV was great! The grounds are very clean and neat and maintained constantly as it is all part of the hotel grounds. Very well lit with security everywhere, it's a casino what else.
When you pull off US30 you'll start on a road toward the big hotel, watch for a sign directing RV's to the right. This will take you around the hotel to the rear where this surprising little park is. It is a sort of double check in.
Check-in at the park office and get a spot assigned, with that in hand you go up to the hotel office, easy walk mostly indoors, and register at your assigned spot, pay for your stay, and get cards for the bathrooms.
The casino is amazing. Lights and bells constantly with the digital music that these new age "slot machines" make. And the dealers and the table games, a huge bingo hall, and even OTB. Along with all this is three very nice restaurants, and even a food court like at a big mall.
Everyone is very nice and go out of their way to help you. Yes, I understand that want you to gamble, but we didn't and it was not a problem. We would come back, it was fun. - Jack B
Aug 2014 - $21.00
The good: laid back place, kid friendly, playground equipment (some new, some old, all in good shape), sand on the volleyball court, lots of fire rings, friendly staff & campers, no excessive noise from other campers (stayed on a Friday night). The bad: dirt road for the last half mile (rig might get dusty or muddy), men's bathroom/shower was a little dark/dated/rough but no bad smells or mess, and wasn't nervous about using them, the couple of the roads are a little tight in some turns, but the big rigs can make it through no problem with a little forethought. Not quite enough picnic tables, and a few more shade trees are needed. Would definitely recommend this place if you have kids for 5 to 15, would not hesitate to stay here again. - Medford
Sep 2011 - $21.00
Very pleasant and well thought out park. If you do not like kids this is not for you. The owner has taken great pride in providing a clean well kept RV park. The one major problem if you do not get full hook up is the location of the "Dump Station", you need to plan ahead before using it. I will be back to this park. Great location also for the casino. - rving4fun
Jul 2011 - $20.00
This campground is one of my favorites. The holiday weekends are so much fun with all the activities, I wish they had a sand volleyball court, we had two injuries from playing on the hard ground but it was still a good time! - User2191
Aug 2014 - $9.00
Great park; friendly staff; clean restrooms. Spacious sites. Close to Pella. Our loop (#34) had nice lake view. A good number of first come first serve sites. - Linda Johnson
Sep 2013 - $18.00
Well the campsite was nice, but the grass was brown. They have tent camping, but complain if you pitch one up. I got a slip on the tent "you're killing our grass please take down". If you're here to fish Lake Red Rock fair warning!! Bring your own bait because the closest shop is 20 miles away and if you ask the locals they have no clue. Its a real nice lake but no lake bait shop and the gas dock opens at 9am and closes at 2pm. So bring gas as it's 4.75 a gallon for 87 octane. The campground does not enforce the 10pm quiet time because at 2 am the campers were lighting off fire works. If you like college frat parties you will like this. Drunk boater camping here after a day on the water. All night long yelling and stumbling around the camp. We reported them every night, but no change. We will not come back because we talked to others and they say it's like this every weekend. - duramax man
Jun 2008 - $16.00
On Lake Red Rock. Electric-only sites with dump station. Great shaded sites, grassy areas, with level parking. Golden Age card accepted. A great "Volksweg Trail" - an asphalt pathway that winds for ten miles through mature timbered areas, restored prairies and open areas offering fantastic views around Lake Red Rock - RedT