Story City, Iowa

Whispering Oaks Campground

Story City, Iowa



Story City, Iowa
Phone: (515) 733-4663

Sites: 45
Recent Rate: $25 7/2015

Latitude: 42.1929323847172
Longitude: -93.5750842094421

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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
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $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 yes
  • $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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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

36 Reviews

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SusanV

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is beautiful nestled in a grove of trees. Well manicured. This was the first park ever that provided campers with a dump hose. My husband loved it. Bathrooms could use some TLC but over all a very nice camp ground. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Ned

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
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The sites were mostly gravel but reasonably level. We were given one of the few 50 amp electric, full hookups pull-through sites in the front row, but we were only staying for one night. The price included the Good Sam discount, it's not advertised so ask for it. The manager was friendly. This campground OK for a short stop. While very close to I-35, the traffic noise wasn't disturbing, but we had the windows closed, as it was cold and rainy. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Motorhome.

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Joceil

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
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We have stayed at this park since 1991, when is was a KOA. The owner was gone, so it was self check in. The bathroom was dirty, the laundry room was worse. I needed to do a load of washing, but before I could I had to clean the wash machine. The dumping area was out of order. There was fresh water available. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The town is one of the best towns in Iowa. Very clean, very quiet. There is a RV dealer on the corner where you turn to go to the RV park.

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Clean Restrooms

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ttg

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Stopped for one night at Whispering Oaks Campground, pull-thru site 15. Cost reflects Good Sam discount. They accept cash, checks and cc; however, there is a surcharge for using cc. Site was level. Wi-Fi worked at the site, though not high speed. Electric ok. Quiet despite proximity to I-35. Unable to use our satellite. Young man at the front desk was professionally friendly and helpful. We had no trouble maneuvering our 40’ rig with tow from the office to site 15. The one truly distressing aspect of our stay was our line of sight view of the garbage receptacle which was overflowing with garbage. There was at least another receptacle’s worth of garbage stacked outside the dumpster. Definitely an attraction for rats and other vermin. The rating reflects this most distasteful garbage situation. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Motorhome.

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DrDean99

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here overnight on our way from WI to TX. The park is a real jewel. Nice shady pull thru sites. Even though it is right off the interstate it was very quiet and relaxing. We never stay in the area but would stay here again when going north or south. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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fulltimer 2

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $28.00
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The cautions: There are only "a few" sewer hookups and located in the front. If you are big you will be without one. Wi-Fi works in laundry room only. Big trees, well trimmed, but doubtful your satellite will work, we requested pull thru site it would work in, they said it would, it did not, even though we repositioned several times to shoot thru the trees. PARK: Tree people will love this place. Electric OK at 118 VAC, water pressure is fine. It is quiet in spite of near I-35. Gravel and grass with some deferred maintenance, but sites are level. Our 45' bus and large tow worked out fine here, but no sewer for big rigs nor satellite unless you are very lucky. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Motorhome.

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desuhu

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $28.00
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We overnighted here on our way to Minnesota. A little close to the interstate, but handy. Nice shady area, wi-fi was very good. No personal care as owners were not there when we were there. Left a sheet with our reservation on it, and we put our money in an envelope to pay. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bobber

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $28.00
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This campground is up for sale. There was no staff on site and didnt even make their office hours. Self register and required cash only. This is an older park and finding their 50 amp sites was like a scavenger hunt with no clues. The front 6 sites had 2-50 amp plugin's, one occupied and the other broke. Further in, I had to go down the row and look in each box to finally find one. Grounds are beautiful with lots of grass and mature trees and space to develop even more sites. Park is sufficently far enough away from I-35 to minimally hear traffic. Satellite didnt work because of trees, but TV antenna brought in about 9 stations clearly. I would have given this park a higher rating if it were not for the absentee ownership. I would probably return again as Iowa has few decent RV parks along I-35. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Motorhome.

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mkkk

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $25.00
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We have stayed here 3 times now to visit family in Ames, Iowa (20 minutes away.) You can take I-35, but we prefer Hwy 69 from Story City to Ames. Our most recent stay was for 5 nights. No discounts available, was $25 a night water & electric. This is a nice campground and we'd recommend it. We also have had to call a couple times to reach the managers sometimes, but they are always very nice and very helpful. This weekend they were outside in the yard and very available. The sites are nice, water pressure good and the free WiFi worked great. Well lit at night. There are only a few sewer hookups in the front. We've only found a vacancy once. This time we stayed in site #14 & found it to be level and a nice location right next to the office, shower house and laundry building. This campground is literally right next to Story City: Subway, McDonalds, Pizza Ranch, etc., are actually within walking distance. We'll stay here again. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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DavyD

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $28.00
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Overnight here was OK. Paid $28.00 which included $2.00 charge for using a credit card. They prefer cash or check. Wi-Fi too weak to be useful. Restrooms clean but aging. Plenty of shade throughout the park. I have overnighted here in the past and would probably stay here again in the future. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Motorhome.

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arkieaz

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $38.00
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This campground was convenient to our route and we stayed for an overnight. There are sewer hookups, but only at a limited number of sites. The rest of us were invited to use the dump station. Part of the park is heavily wooded and some of the turns were difficult for our longer vehicle. There are a small number of sites at the front of the park that do not require venturing back into the wooded part. The kids enjoyed the playground and it was a quiet place to stop for the night. When we came back through a week later, we tried to contact this campground for several hours in the morning with it just being answered by an answering machine without a current message. When we finally got a human on the phone and tried to make a reservation, he didn't seem all the interested in taking one. We elected to drive an hour further down the road before stopping where we were able to make a reservation. Also, this campground charges $2 for using a credit card, but are more than willing to take cash or a check. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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LoboFromTX

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $25.00
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Easy access from I-35. Sites vary from long pull through to small back in. Self check in this time of year. Sites seemed to be level for the most part. Will stay here again. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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rollngstonz

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $24.00
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We camped here for two months so we had a monthly rate which is less than the posted rate. This is a small, quiet, campground with gas, groceries, etc only 5 min away. The owners are nice and helpful. There aren't a lot of sewer sites, so we stayed in an electric/water for approx 2 weeks (the owner will pump out your RV once per wk),until a site with sewer opened up. This was a very easy, pleasant place to stay and we would definitely stay here again. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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ray brooks

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $24.00
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Quiet shaded campground with very little road noise. We pulled off the highway with out a reservation and had our choice of pull through or back in. Very friendly folks in the office. Rate was $24 for water/electricity. Only stayed one night but will probably stay there again when we travel north to see grand-kids. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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DavyD

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $24.00
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Paid $24.00 for water and electric pull-through with Good Sam discount. Good utilities. Wi-Fi worked OK most of the time. Restroom/shower facility although aging was very clean and air conditioned. Gravel roads and sites. Could use a little more gravel to take up some of the standing water. The sites were good sized with plenty of big shade trees and well manicured grass. Close to the interstate but far enough away that there was no noticeable noise. Overall, a good overnight stop. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Motorhome.

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