Ottumwa Park Campground

Ottumwa, Iowa

1 Joe Lord Memorial Dr
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
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Sites: 100+
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.014684877115
Longitude: -92.424030303955

Elevation: 649' (approximate)
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) ?
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • 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 no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • 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 ?
  • 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 ?

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Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here one night on 4th of July weekend. The park was almost full when we arrived late. It had been raining so everyone's firewood was wet. Smoke was so bad that we closed our windows and vents and ran the AC. Our site was water & electric. There was no CATV. We could not connect to the WIFI. Cell service was adequate to use as a hot spot to access to the internet. Access roads inside the park are good. the sites were easy to back into. The toilet building is not adequate for the number of people using it. We camped at Ottumwa Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent a quick overnight here and that was all we needed, and wanted. We managed to find a pull-through site because the site behind us was unoccupied. The electric service worked well. The water pressure was about 80 lbs. so make sure you use a regulator before you hook up. Many of the other campers seemed to be permanent: antique old RVs that don't appear able to be moved, even though there is supposedly a 2 week stay limit. We didn't have any problem but did not feel secure either. Although we didn't use them, we did check out the restrooms to see if improvements have been made since the last review. We are happy to note that security locks are now in place on the entry doors to the restrooms, meaning the general public does not have access. The facilities appeared to be clean but as a previous reviewer stated, there is no enclosed dressing area for each shower and probably no economical way to fix the situation either since all walls are concrete block. It was noisy at night too. The park borders busy US Hwy 34 and the trains are not far away either. We heard train horns all night long as they issued their warnings at the many grade crossings. All in all we were glad we were only staying one night. We camped at Ottumwa Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our 8th time staying at this city park. Over the last several years we have made several suggestions to the managers and the City Park Director that they need to improve the bath house conditions. The park has a very nice fishing pond and a walking path. This year we found that the conditions in the showers are worse than in previous visits. There is no privacy in the bath house when you take showers, no place to hang your clothes and the outside door and shower units cannot be secured. This is a problem because the facilities are used by the non camping public and they can catch you in an embarrassing and helpless state if you are alone. I stand outside the door when my wife is inside to monitor who goes in. I stayed here as I have not located an alternative campsite. I strongly recommend checking out the facilities prior to paying camping fees as they do not give refunds. Only a few of the sites have level concrete pads. The rest are not level and have deep tire ruts that make leveling difficult. We camped at Ottumwa Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a city park and does not have a good security system. This limits the park to campers. The bath houses do not have private dressing areas and you have to dress in the showers. You have to hang your clothes over shower curtain. The couple who manage the park are great but the city has done very little to improve the campground. The rates were raised in 2009 to $15.00 with electric and water. No sewer. We camped at Ottumwa Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a large city park campground. There were about 100 sites with a separate area for tents. Most sites were shaded with very large trees. There were water & 30 amp electric hookups at all the RV sites and a dump station. There are a couple of large ponds in the park & quite a few people were fishing with good luck catching pan fish. Some of the sites were suitable for big rigs and most would handle at least 34 footers. The cost per night was only $13.50 for RV's, less for tents. There were areas to walk and there appeared to be a paved bike/walking trail across the road. We were very happy to find this pretty & low cost park. The only negative was that there were many geese in & near the ponds and you have to be careful where you walk near the ponds. The geese did not come in the campground. The park is located on US Highway Business 63 on the south side of town. This was a great park at a great price & we would stay here again. We camped at Ottumwa Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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