8 Parks near Story City, Iowa
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Overall, a nice campground, nice sites. We had a 30-amp site and it seemed to be fine. - DanBree
Aug 2015 - $27.00
We had a 50 amp full hook up back in at the entrance to the camp. We could use our satellite even though we had trees around us. Good walking areas for the dogs and a nice view of cornfields and I-35 in the distance from our front window. Site was tight but we don't sit outside so it was perfect for a few nights stopover. Enjoyed golf at Jewell Golf Club and found a good farmstand behind Story City. - gardener
Aug 2015 - $27.00
The full hook ups are in the front & the sites are in the wide open, but each has a picnic table & Fire ring. This place did not have readily accessible firewood.They are also large back-in sites. The back sites are a bit more secluded. Great place to rest your head!! Needs lots of mosquito spray in the summer! - Momma Bear 07
May 2016 - $25.00
We are fulltimers heading back to Wisconsin for the summer and we just happened to stumble upon this JEWEL of a campground located right outside of Jewell, Iowa/
This is a county park with 53 full hookups at $25/night, many of which overlook Little Wall Lake. For just water and electric it is $22/night. It is just beautiful here. There is a boat launch/docks, a swim area, playground area with volleyball nets. This is a pretty good size lake also. They have free Wi-Fi and the picnic tables are large and in very good condition. There are at least 5 pull-through sites that I know of (maybe more in the other areas) and we are in one of them, #4. The large front window of our motorhome looks over the lake. What a beautiful sight. There is a small road between us and the lake. Pretty darn nice. We will definitely be back here again when we go west for the winter! - jc 143
May 2016 - $25.00
Hidden Jewell of a park in Jewell Iowa! Beautiful little lake with boating, fishing, playground and loveseat swings! 106 sites with lots of full hook ups and water/electric sites. Full hookups are a bit difficult to identify- seem to be in the two rows facing the lake. They are $25 a night and water/electric are $22. The prices are posted on the power pedestal. The full hook-up sites facing the lake are closer together than the others but still a reasonable distance apart. Waterfront sites are fabulous but be aware that the roads are gravel and can stir up a lot of dust. It seems that on the weekends this is the place to be for locals driving through so the gravel road on the lake is pretty busy.
They even have free Wi-Fi strong enough to stream video! - NanciRV
Jul 2015 - $30.00
This is probably the best public campground we have ever stayed in. Big, level, FHU sites. Did not use restrooms or showers, but everything else is great. Proximity to the lake is very nice. - donnandon
Jul 2016 - $24.00
Nice new county park on a small lake just adjacent to Zearing, IA, nice for a visit with family nearby. For those who like to fish, the small lake is stocked and there is a boat ramp available. 24 total sites, of which about 1/2 are full hookups. Surprisingly for the 4th of July weekend, it was only about 1/2 full - I guess many Iowans haven't found it yet! We had full hookup, gravel, level back-in site which was plenty long for our 42 ft 5th wheel. As it's new, the trees are still small, so no shade, but give them time. Only big negative was poor H2O pressure. Fairly good Verizon service, MiFi for Internet. Zearing has little to offer except family, but Ames is only 30 miles west with much to offer. We stayed for 5 days, and certainly will return as it is so close to family. - nw explorers
Aug 2015 - $16.00
This is a beautiful park. The restrooms could use some work. The paint is peeling in the showers. Insect repellant is a must have, as the mosquitoes and other insects are great in number. The park has lots of shade. The fire ring has an adjustable grill, which was very nice for cooking. Bring your old tennis shoes or water shoes so you can walk in the creek off canyon road. It is great fun for the kids and nice to cool off in the summer. It is a bit of a hike down then up from the creek if the road is closed due to heavy rain. If the road is open, you can drive it and go over several bridges covered by water. Would definitely stay here again if we come back to the area. - Fam of 5
Jul 2015 - $16.00
Park has lots of shades. Some sites are fairly level while others require boards or such for leveling. Also, what is not indicated anywhere and no one will tell you is, if there is much rain received, multiple sites flood. Bugs can be quite bad so bring bug spray. Bathrooms are in poor condition and not kept up at all. This is a very popular campground and the surroundings are pretty, its too bad that the facilities are not improved (though I have been told renovations are in the planning stages). I understand old, but not being cleaned properly with the amount of use the bath house receives is disgusting. There is a place to fill water and many sites have electric. The dump is near the entrance. We have camped here for many nights, due to location being close to family.
Nice for walking (spray for bugs). - JonesAussies
Apr 2013 - $11.00
Love this park. Stayed 2 nights. Restrooms were closed so used my own. Electric at site. Fill tank from hydrant and dump on way out. Lots of wildlife. Great sites. Not many RV parks open this time of year. Only problem is too many cares driving through. - camperbrave
May 2016 - $25.00
Wonderful Iowa County Park in large forested area. Campsites are spread out and range from full hookups to electric only to tent and no hook ups. Hiking trails, fishing, boating and even golf! The full hook up sites are a bit confusing- look at the map in self- registration kiosk. Many are designed for large or small groups with RV's and circle or square off in wagon train style!
The electric only sites are over a small creek and spaced out a bit more. Weekends are busy with lots of local families camping. - NanciRV
Aug 2015 - $25.00
We arrived mid-week for a one night stay. The campground host was friendly and helped us find a spot that we could drive into and out of (it was not really a drive-through but the ground was firm so we did not damage the grass). The sites with full hookups are $25, electric-only are $20.
The sites are quite level. They are crushed stone. There is a fire ring and picnic table for each site.
Iowa county parks are very nice. This is another one. - skigramp
May 2015 - $20.00
We just stayed for an overnight so can't say anything about the lake or golf course. The campground was very nice and not too muddy even after a heavy rain. - oldmac
Aug 2012 - $15.00
For the price this was a pretty good campground. We were here over a weekend so it was very crowded. There are water outlets available at several locations, but not at every site. The restrooms/showers were clean but getting outdated. The sites were on grass so getting level was a little bit of a problem, but not serious. We would probably not stay here again. - SteveCampsTx
Aug 2010 - $15.00
Beautiful park with 3 different campground areas. Most sites are quite large with grass everywhere. There were lots of pull-through sites. The camping area is next to the lake and several sites can park near the lake. We paid $15 for one night. There is a dump facility within the park but none at the campsite. We would stay here again. - Frank M
Jun 2013 - $16.00
We found this park because Ledges State Park was full. It's a small camp, but nicely shaded with big trees. Power pedestals are shared between units, as is water. There are also two non-electric sites, $11. Sites are mostly grass, no gravel or pad, so it could be dicey in wet weather. Picnic tables and fire rings provided. This is a family campground, mostly locals, and friendly. - BridgeInRV