Onawa, Iowa

Lewis & Clark State Park

Onawa, Iowa



Onawa, Iowa
Phone: (712) 423-2829

Sites: 112
Recent Rate: $20 6/2015

Latitude: 42.0371817967086
Longitude: -96.1636304855347

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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rudyhehn

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived without a reservation. Directions unclear on how to sign in but host was helpful once we found her. Signs confusing and had hard time figuring out if a site was occupied. Beautiful sites along the lake. Not sure why previous reviewer had leveling issues - many sites flat and easy to access. Utilities were fine. Pretty walk along the lake. Nice kids area. Lots of sites labelled as occupied are, in fact, available. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The nearby Musical instrument museum in Vermilllion is fantastic.

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      Service

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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frankltd

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

On a lake, very quiet and pleasant campground. We stayed in an electric only site. The bathhouse is older but up to usual state park standards. We would stay here again. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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southernsky

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park with trees. Good spacing between sites. Nice lake views. Close to interstate but no road noise. Looks like it could be rowdy for the weekends. People check out whenever they want, ignoring checkout time. Fire rings full of garbage and left over food. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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rncordy

Review Count: 119
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

An excellent state park. Lots of waterfront sites (but not the Missouri River). Paved, fairly level sites. Hardly anybody there in mid-week. Quiet but easy access to/from I-29. A few antenna TV stations, and we picked a spot on the south end so our sat TV would work. It did. Verizon cell worked fine. Rate is for electric only. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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NC Writer

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice park just a few miles off I-29 with waterfront sites you can reserve ahead, modern and clean restrooms with showers, and a replica of the Lewis & Clark keelboat in the water within walking distance. No Wi-Fi. Got over-antenna TV channels well. There seemed to be a lot of units near us facing the lake with no occupants, so we guessed that they come out on weekends. We would return. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Motorhome.

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Serger

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

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Late night check in with directions were very clear and easy to follow. Restroom and laundry facilities were very clean. Lake was beautiful. The pool looked clean and very inviting, although we didn't have time to swim. Large trees provided shade, but weren't located such that it was difficult to park. Very small 'store' that sold some necessities including ice. We would return if in the area. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Motorhome.

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June from Savann ahb

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our 3rd stay here and there have been many physical changes for the better. However, there used to be a park attendant to take the money and oversee the grounds. Now, there is an envelope payment system which is very confusing. There is a "host camper" during the evening to sell wood. People are allowed to come and pay for a site but don't have to occupy it. This is a nice park with lots of shade trees and grass. It is easy to find and close to the interstate. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Motorhome.

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mvano

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We pulled in early on a Friday afternoon and there were plenty of sites available (all types) although it became very full for the weekend later in the day. There are several very large pull-through sites and also sites directly lake front and backing up to the woods. Only problem were mosquitoes! Was self-pay; did not see hosts. Electricity was good; water throughout the park. The Lewis & Clark Visitor Center to be opened here in the future. Could be rather noisy with lots of kids, boats, bikes, etc. Close enough to I-29 for an overnight. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Motorhome.

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Tarrie

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

After reading the reviews we expected a very nice state campground and were a bit disappointed. We had to move to 3 different sites trying level and never really were able to get leveled. The showers were filthy and we were told the water only ran hot so we didn't use them. The campground has a lot of trees which provided shade but they were so thick there was not the slightest breeze which made it muggy. We used this as an overnight stay but would find someplace else next time. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Motorhome.

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RvTravelerNTechie

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This park appears to be a little-known gem, based on the few people using it when we visited mid-summer. Over 100 large, well-spaced sites are available, with about 40% under reservation and the remainder first-come-first-served. All sites have 20/30/50 amp electric service and water is available from spigots placed throughout the park and at the two-lane dump station. Most are level, well-packed gravel back-ins. One row is all 80'+ paved FHU pull-throughs. Many of the back-in sites are right on Blue Lake, a remnant oxbow from the nearby Missouri River. The park includes information on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and a new Visitor's Center and display area should be open in 2011. There isn't a specific dog run, but we had no issues with our pets. The cost noted includes the non-refundable online reservation fee. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Motorhome.

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2hams

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful site on Blue Lake. Rate was FHU. Great place for dog to swim. Showers ran by pushbutton with a choice of hot, hotter, and scalding. Interesting historical displays. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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The Spahrs

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

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

What a beautiful park! Plenty of room, nice level spots, fire pits with grills, lake, playground... All utilities were OK. Onawa is a pretty town with all necessary provisions, for laundry drive about 7 miles up 10th street. Eat at Charlie's Good time Cafe & Malt Shop - friendly and delicious. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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itchy-wheels

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park. Easy sites to get in/out. Very quiet in April. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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PennyPA

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

If we could always stay at places like this and a price like this, we'd be in Camper Heaven! Our price was reduced because of 'off season' but our scenery was as good as it gets; the geese were as noisy as they can be; the peace and quiet were unbeatable. There is a boat launch and a swimming beach but since it was October (and we don't have a boat), we didn't use either. Onawa is a nice little sprawled-out midwestern town; nearest laundry is in Whiting, about 10 minutes away. Indian casino about 5 minutes away. Propane and diesel available at Dave's World, a small truck stop/restaurant next to the exit. We would have stayed much longer but winter's moving in! Would definitely stay here again...and again...and again. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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User424

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, shaded, spacious park with a great lake for water activities. There is a full-sized keelboat replica anchored at the dock for "hands-on" exploration. Very convenient to I-29. We camped at Lewis & Clark State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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