Viking Lake State Park


Stanton, Iowa
Phone: (712) 829-2235

Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $16 6/2014

Latitude: 40.970307417212
Longitude: -95.0399780273438

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

4 Reviews

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Viking Lake is located in a 1,000 acre park in SW Iowa and is one of the most popular state parks. VLSP was surrounded by forest, had well maintained grounds, a playground and two modern, clean restroom/shower buildings. Showers are the 'push-button' type with no water temp control, but the hot water temperature and pressure were OK. Cellphone reception wasn't the best; may depend upon your provider. There is a 5.5 mile multi-use trail around the lake and a 1-mile Burr Oak Nature Trail. There's a sandy beach (unsupervised) located on the west shore, 4 boat ramps, 6 fishing jetties and Deb’s Lake View restaurant which was (seasonally) open for breakfast, lunch and dinner but serves no alcohol. The same building also housed a boat concession selling bait, ice, firewood, fishing gear, rents motor boats, paddle boats and pontoons. The roadways are paved but the sites are gravel. The newer 'upper' campground area appeared to have the most level level sites; some with views of the lower campground below by the water. The lower 'lakeside' campground sites near the lake were closer together, more crowded and mostly occupied full-time. The lesser crowded 'West' campground near the tent area had more room between sites. The campground has nonelectric, electric, full hook-up, and buddy campsites and two dump stations. Our electric-only site cost $16. Note - pick your site cautiously; we discovered our advance-reserve site (#25) was the most un-level we've ever come across. We had our front auto-levelers maxed out with 4 boards underneath plus about a foot of boards under our front tires and were barely level. Saw many other motorhomes and 5th-wheelers with what looked like a small forest of lumber under their rigs too. We camped at Viking Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

A very clean park but the sites are very unlevel and close together. Did not see many level sites so bring plenty of boards to level with. Restrooms and showers were very clean. Internet card and cell worked good in some areas. Would not stay here again. We camped at Viking Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Bob & Jo

Review Count: 100
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice State Park with full hookups at a few sites. Lots of trees, but was able to point the satellite dish successfully between a couple of them. Hookups were convenient and reliable. We would stay here again as we have family in the area. We camped at Viking Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Not bad for a State Park. Biggest concern was leveling. Had some of the most un-level sites we've ever encountered! Saw many trailers with one end 10+ inches higher than the other side. Tried to level the MH, and the auto-levelers had our front wheels 7" off ground before it gave up. Ended up manually leveling with 6" of wood under one wheel and 8" of wood under the other. Showers were okay, but are the "push-button" type with no water temp control. These were not family friendly. We camped at Viking Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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