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Spirit Lake, Iowa

Cenla RV Park and Campground

Spirit Lake, Iowa



Spirit Lake, Iowa
Phone: (712) 336-2925

Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $35 7/2016

Latitude: 43.4111046898523
Longitude: -95.127131480426

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • 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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • 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 ?
  • 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 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) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

20 Reviews

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Average park. 2 small fishing piers. Not very many sites with water views. Lots of seasonal sites. Site 108 has trees on both sides of pull thru that need some major trimming. Utilities hook up is at rear of site so motorhome with tow does not work. Had to unhook. Picnic table has not seen paint for quite some time. Would not stay here again. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
108
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Arnolds park nice, lovely drive around the lakes.

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy to drive around the park with a large 5th wheel and crew cab truck. Long sites on a slight angle makes backing easy if you have a back-in site. Decent water pressure, decent WiFi speed and good WiFi signal strength. Cable TV worked well. No fenced dog run. 5 MPH speed limit (ridiculously low) that doesn't seem to be followed or enforced. Good park overall. Would stay here again. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean and family oriented. Most sites were pull-through, easy to access, and spacious. Park was clean, well maintained and augmented with numerous activities for family members. Staff was professional and went out of their way to ensure your arrival and stay were quality in every respect. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for a week late in the season, it was nice. Sites are nicely spaced and easy in/out. Most have at least some shade and are level. Staff was nice. Pool was closed for the season, so don't know about that. The seasonal section of the park looked really good. Location is very convenient to attractions and stores. Decent Verizon voice and internet service, and cable TV was OK. Laundry is small, but there is a really good laundromat in downtown Spirit Lake. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
100
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Gravel roads, gravel/grass site, concrete pad. Some full-timers but very clean. Nice lake for fishing. Great for stopover. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
111
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Wife and I spent 5 days here in October 2013, first trip to Okoboji. This is an established campground with excellent amenities. The pull thru slots in the front are long and mostly level, with good shade trees. The Wi-Fi and cable TV were excellent, best we have found in Iowa. There are very good walking trails for us and dogs, and while the lake front area is small, it did allow access to a dock and a little shoreline, and the lake was clean with great views. The lady who checked us in was nice. Overall, no complaints and will definitely come back again. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Everything in this park was clean and well-maintained. The grounds were clean and the bathrooms were clean and updated. There were three showers in the restroom instead of the usual two, so this helped alleviate congestion in the morning. There were also two sets of restrooms. The sites are mostly shady and level. The cement pads for the picnic table are a nice plus. We liked how the seasonal campers were clearly separated from the weekenders. Our request for a site near the pool and playground was honored. The fishing dock was a nice feature, but the fishing was very poor (no fault of the campground). The location was terrific. It is located on a major highway, but sits far away from the road and the major tourist attractions to allow for peace and quiet. It's a bit of an oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle. Even though we have children of our own, it was truly a pleasure to be at a campground where children were banned from running around after 10PM. This was one of the quietest campgrounds we've visited. The only negatives would be that the pool was extremely cold, the dryers were old and didn't dry the clothes on the first cycle and the playground could use some updates. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 219
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

For a campground with a lot apparent seasonal residents it is surprisingly well maintained. Our site was close to the lake. Close to shopping and the some of the best gas prices around. We'd definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites were gravelly-mud, cement slab outside front door that helped somewhat when it stopped raining. Dusty roads in the park and lots of live-ins in the back part of the park. Asked if we could move to another empty slot because our site was next to a family with motor scooters and noticed the park was more empty than full. Were told we couldn't be accommodated because the park was filled up in the next few days. Asked if maybe some could be shuffled around and told no. We never had neighbors on the other side the whole time, and all we requested was the space so our eating area was not where the scooters would be cranked up all the time. Park seemed nicely maintained otherwise. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects a weekly stay. We were told we could pick which of the empty 50amp pull-through sites we wanted. It had rained recently so they all had standing water and mud. The tires on our motor home got filthy just driving into the site. Then it rained again so there were more puddles and more mud. There was a large paved patio at our site; be sure to allow room for your step to come out. Our row had nice grass between the sites. Except for much needed rock/gravel on the ‘runways’, the campground maintenance is better than most campgrounds. We didn’t use the Wi-Fi; there was very good cable service. Road noise was minimal. We enjoyed our stay and would come again. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We didn't ask to be down by the lake, but got put there. The mosquitoes were huge and thick - could hardly be out long enough for the dogs to do their thing. Their advertised Wi-Fi was terrible. We would have been a lot happier up by the road. We will probably try them again - we'll just be a lot pickier about where they put us. They were packed in like sardines down in our area. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

There are a few sites for very small RV's and limited hookups, but other than that you cannot see the small lake unless you walk down a path to the dock so their website is misleading. Alot of their non permanent sites offer no shade so you roast in the sun. I was not impressed with anything about this campground. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park. Easy to locate just off Highway 71. The sites and interior roads are gravel. Has a concrete patio and picnic at each site. Wi-Fi worked well. Cable TV was excellent so we didn't bother with the satellite, but this wouldn't be a problem for most sites since most of the trees are in the seasonal section. Staff has been very busy preparing for the summer but are helpful and friendly. Lots to see and do in the area. Cost reflects a monthly rate. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 162
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy access from Highway 71 about 1 mile south of Highway 9. Interior roads are gravel with gravel site. Each site has concrete patio with grass between neighbors. Each site has fire ring and picnic table. Wi-Fi worked very well. Satellite TV worked well on sites east of the office even though there are some trees. Smaller sites south of the office might have trouble because of more trees. Verizon cell phone and air card worked well. Office staff was very friendly and helpful. West Lake Okoboji is nearby. It is a very clear, spring-fed lake with beautiful blue color. It is also highly developed. Much to do in the Iowa Great Lakes Region. Wal-Mart is about 1 mile from the park. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed here in my fifth wheel for the entire 08 season and will be here again for the 09 season. Very clean and quiet place. The staff is very friendly and willing to help with whatever is needed. If I have mail arrive, they call me to let me know or even bring it to me sometimes. Great cable TV and excellent wireless internet, which is important to people like me who work on the road. I would gladly recommend this campground to anyone. Again, very nice, clean and quiet camping. I have never had one night where the neighbors have kept me awake. We camped at Cenla RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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