4 Parks near Knoxville, Iowa
Apr 2016 - $11.00
We camped at this campground pretty early in the season. There were quite a few sites that remained open through the weekend. One disappointment was when making the reservation the visitor alert stated that the shower houses would be open the day of arrival. The day before departure the alert was changed to the following weekend. We were not dependent on using those facilities but if I was a tent camper or someone without a bathroom I would have been disappointed.
The playground at the electric campground needs to be updated. There is an additional playground in the equestrian campground area that was much nicer and offered more. There are pull-through sites available as well as back-in sites. There were also tent camping areas with grassy pads.
The park offers hiking/multi-use trails. It appears this campground caters more to the equestrian campers. They had very nice facilities and there were numerous day use equestrian visitors.
Staff was rarely seen throughout the weekend and no one ever checked in with us. I maybe saw them drive through one or twice throughout our stay. This may be different during peak seasons. There was a reduced rate for our stay-I am guessing because the facilities were not turned back on yet. The campground offers 30 and 50 amp electrical sites but no water or sewer sites. - Moon8211
Oct 2014 - $22.00
Our first stay at this campground will not be the last. The gravel road led to our gravel reserved site on the circle loop which was long and the upper area was almost level. We chose a site with electricity, water was "available" at a distance for each loop, and to fill tanks use the potable water at the entrance/dump station. (water is shut off mid-late October). Ringed with trees, our loop had a large open area with a couple mature trees and a number of newly planted trees. None of the park's sites have a view of the lake. The campground was quiet and most sites had a campfire smoking in the provided ring. The multi-use trails were a fun walk for us and the horse riders, but the low spots were muddy after the previous week's rain. Verizon phone and wifi coverage was strong. We will return. - AluminumCloud
Jun 2011 - $16.00
We camped here in a 40' rig. We had a pull through site (reservation web site said it was a back-in) and had plenty of room to park our toad. The site was fairly level. It was a gravel pad. Had a nice fire pit with a cooking grate. There is a water spigot in the center of the circle, but you would need 200' of hose to reach it. The main water fill is at the dump station when you first enter the park. The pull through section had no toilets. Even the tent section didn't have a porta-potty or a pit toilet. So if you're not self contained I would highly recommend bringing a potty with you. It is quite a jaunt when you have to go. There was one shower house that serviced four loops of the campground. The equestrian portion had a nice shower house and playground. The park seems to cater more to the equestrian camp. Also there were no security lights in the loops. It was very dark at night. The only light for the four non-equestrian loops was at the shower house out on the main road. Overall, it was a pretty and clean park with quite a few deer roaming around. - User781
May 2016 - $25.00
This is a great FSU county park. The pads are long and for the most part level. This may be the only county park in Iowa that gives a $2.00 discount for having an America the Beautiful card. - rving4fun
Sep 2014 - $17.00
This is a nice county park. Water and sewer are now available at individual sites, though not all sites have sewer yet (website has a map with amenities available at each site). Sites are gravel and some leveling will be required. The park has tons of trees and has some modest hills. Electricty and water were fine. Very relaxing feel to this park, and it was quiet. I was there on a race weekend, and it was pretty full. Bath house looked in good shape, I didn't use it but others in the group said it was very clean. This park was a great setting for our large group of race fans. I don't believe the park is very busy other than for a handful of the biggest race weekends at Knoxville Raceway. The group I was a part of has already reserved for next year, and seems to be growing each year. This was a very satisfactory park to stay in, and I look forward to returning. - KeystoneTT
Sep 2009 - $12.00
A very pretty county park. There are water bibs every couple of sites, but hook-ups are not allowed. There was one close enough to us to fill our tank without moving. All grassy sites, very well maintained, some a little uneven and of varying size. We were here at the start of the Labor Day weekend, park was filling up with a lot of family groups. Lots of kids and dogs, but very quiet. A bit smoky as most people spent the evening sitting around their fire rings. Easy access to dump station which has a water bib with hose for flushing tanks. The park is close to Knoxville Speedway (Sprint Car Capital of the World). There maybe some noise on race nights, but no races while we were here. The obligatory train crossing was far enough away to be acceptable. Rate for electric only was $14, we paid $12 with the America the Beautiful senior pass. We would stop here again, although it is a bit off the interstate. - Dennis M
Jun 2015 - $40.00
A great park if you are going to Knoxville speedway or the Museum. It is within walking distance of the track, but it is a long walk. Spots are small and not level, but with water sewer and electric hook ups it is much better than being right at the track. Please note there are two campgrounds right beside each other and can be a little confusing. Just look for the Sprint car sign out front. - acadiandave