Newton KOA

Newton, Iowa


1601 E 36th St S
Newton, Iowa 50208
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Sites: 65
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.685300166166
Longitude: -93.012807369232
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $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 yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • 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 yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • 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 no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • 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 no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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Ratings overview

56 Reviews

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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

OK for an overnight because it is close to the highway and the utilities and Wifi function well. This pricy KOA is a little noisy with close sites but the dog park is spacious. We camped at Newton KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The overall setting is very nice, noise though from the interstate. Good wifi. Friendly staff.There is a major problem though with the overnight pull through sites being too close. The adjoining site to ours could not fully open thier slide as it ran into out power pedestal. The neighbors had to move thier picnic table use thier site , but it was so close to ours when moved when we opened a compartment door it swung into the table denting the door. We could reach out our bedroom window and touch the neighbors slide. The entrance is set behind other businesses making the park a bit hard to find. We missed the turn.This would be a wonderful park if the pull throughs were adequately spaced side to side. We camped at Newton KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Missed the turn into the CG because one of those giant windmill blades was coming in the other direction. There is a church down the road with a huge parking lot to turn around. Once inside, the park looked nice. But WOW! These are the closest, tightest spots I have ever seen in a KOA. If the park had been full, I could not have extended my slide. It hung halfway over the next site's table. Only about 1 in 3 sites had room for a fire ring. We camped at Newton KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tips for other Campers:

Pool and Ping Pong in the game room.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice , clean CG. Suggest a call to the office for directions, only because the entry could be missed. Coming off the freeway you will make a left turn BEFORE the KOA sign. The sigh is easy to see but I still almost missed the turn. It looks like you are driving into a business or junk yard. Despite me saying this the CG is easy off and on to the freeway. Sites are gravel and pretty level. They are very tight together. The hosts are great. We camped at Newton KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Terrible location next to I80. Sites are too close and roads are narrow. Could not pull out of site if neighbor has awning out. We have stayed in campgrounds next to a highway before but the road noise here is worse. Neighbors were. Loud until 2 AM. Owners and staff are very nice. Location,location and location is the problem. We camped at Newton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Expensive for an older park with plenty of highway noise, very tight camp sites, felt like a work camp, guest and host were pleasant. We camped at Newton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
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CamperSupport, customer-relations-representative at Newton KOA responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Kevin. Please accept our sincere apologies that you were not completely satisfied with your stay. We appreciate your feedback and will pass along your comments to our management team. We hope that you will give us another opportunity to impress and wish you all the best.

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want a good night's sleep, DO NOT STAY HERE. This Campground sits right next to Interstate 80. VERY NOISY. We camped at Newton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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CamperSupport, customer-relations-representative at Newton KOA responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please accept our sincere apologies that you were not satisfied with your stay. We do appreciate your feedback and will pass along your comments to our management team. We hope that you will give us another chance to impress and wish you all the best.

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Funny place. Excellent WiFi and cable, power, etc., while the park itself shows little evidence of care or maintenance once you get past the pool/office area. Roads AND spaces are extremely narrow. Our neighbors had to take in their awning part way so we could get our slide out.

This would be a very tough park for bigger rigs with toads as many of the pull-throughs won't accommodate the full length and width. Gravel and weed sites are fairly level but have some ruts and mud.

The WiFi and cable and the price make it a good deal if you don't mind the squeeze. Apparently many don't...the park was FULL. Make reservations! We camped at Newton KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
pull through
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Super Walmart 1 mile past the turn in for the park on Speedway Rd.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Newton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Newton KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly desk staff, well maintained, safe park. The sites need to be more level, but great for an overnight stay. We camped at Newton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart in Newton

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. Did not use any amenities. Very check in guy. Wifi works great. Picnic table was looking for some TLC. We camped at Newton KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Newton KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Maytag blue cheese dairy was closed for a manufacturing upgrade. Being from Wisconsin we would have lived to see it...next time.

The Iowa Speedway was prepping for a race this weekend. We could only go around the perimeter taking pictures. It is the only race track owned by NASCAR.

Newton is a very nice small town. There are a number of family restaurants around.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Just an overnight stay on the way out west. Fairly typical KOA: Close to the highway, reasonably clean and okay space. We did not use the facilities in that we arrived late and left early. No real concerns and would certainly stop again for an overnight spot. We camped at Newton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful owner and workers, park-like setting, the playground and pool were far away. Nothing bad here EXCEPT the interstate, which is loud. We blocked the noise at night with the A/C, and slept like babies. We will stay here again if we come this way again. We camped at Newton KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Field of Dreams 2 hours away, well worth the trip, L.J. Maasdam's wheel art, 48th Ave E, Lynnville, IA. This may be Iowa, but it's close to heaven.

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