13 Parks near Newton, Iowa
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Friendly desk staff, well maintained, safe park. The sites need to be more level, but great for an overnight stay. - acadiandave
Jul 2016 - $38.00
We are here for an overnight stay while traveling west. Site is adequate for our purposes. This site is shaded, however there are several branches that need to be trimmed. We will have to back out of the site due to low hanging branches. Sites in this area of the park are very close together. It is a very easy in and out to the highway. As it is just off the highway, there is some highway noise to deal with. Facilities look to be well cared for. Office staff very friendly and helpful. - Kazoo Tom
Jun 2016 - $42.00
This is a basic park for a KOA, but after spending 2 nights we found it more than adequate. They were working on improvements our entire stay, including adding 8 new sites.
The picnic tables and fish cleaning table need refinishing and the grass needed to be mowed more often.
There are a limited number of sites with 50 amp service.
Water pressure is 85#s, so I put on a pressure regulator. Nonetheless, we had the best pressure ever for a shower. - DJanis
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Next to the interstate but not too noisy. Good place to stay for one night but don't know of anything in the area that would keep us there longer. No wifi at site, only in restaurant. Antenna TV was good. No shade in the pull-thru area so satellite should be fine. Pull-thru sites are easy to enter and exit. Would stay again if traveling through the area. Register in the C-store at the gas station. - all4pets
Jun 2016 - $29.00
While close to freeway, noise was not a problem. Level gravel sites with adequate spacing. Will stay again in the future. - rockhill
May 2016 - $25.00
Very good roadside park to stay overnight. We had long pull-through site that was level. We ate at the Burger café while there. Some interstate noise but did not bother us. - dbl4de3
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
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
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 - $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 2016 - $38.00
Arrived during a heavy storm and found hook ups basically under water, looked at other sites to try and change but found the same, our main reason here was to visit the theme park so after the water soaked into the ground things worked out. Long pull thru but not real level, seems sites are getting upgraded to concrete but looks like it will take a while. Trolley to park was nice wristbands needed worn to ride trolly and enter the pool area. - DBLR
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Nice campground next to amusement park. Easy to get to from interstate. Didn't make reservation early enough so had to take a 30 amp site. There is a tram to take you to the amusement park. Will stay here again when traveling in the area. We camped her in a motorhome. - Diplomat 07
Apr 2016 - $1.00
This is mainly a work camping park during the spring, summer months. I am a work camper, but have camped here in the past. The park has been here since 1973. They are in the process of updating their sites with cement. There is a big amusement park next to the camp ground, and they have a Trolley to pick you up. There are about 100 sites for the daily use. - Joceil
Jun 2016 - $20.00
We have stayed at this park several times, it is very clean an well mowed. The campground hosts have always been very friendly as this is a State Park. Blacktop roads and very large sites so you are not cramped next to somebody else. Lots of bike trails through campground and all the way to the town of Pella, which is very tourist friendly. I will come back. - Dick Trickle
Jul 2015 - $18.00
Loved it. Pella is only 4 miles. Sites were close to level. Staff was very friendly. Dump station was okay with fresh water. Showers were clean. I would stay again. - Jim1953
Jun 2015 - $20.00
No full hook ups, but this is a beautiful, spacious campground.
Campsites are huge. Nice bike trail, and close to quaint town of Pella with fun shopping. - jdubber