Whispering Oaks Campground

     


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

Sites: 45
Recent Rate: $24 10/2013


Latitude: 42.1929323847172
Longitude: -93.5750842094421

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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
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • 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
  • Excellent 7
  • Good 15
  • Average 8
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 0

33 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

ttg

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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fulltimer 2

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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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DrDean99

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

Date of Stay: - $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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DavyD

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

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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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desuhu

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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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mkkk

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Bobber

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

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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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arkieaz

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

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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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WestieWaggin'

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

There was no one in the office when we arrived. We chose a site and left the money in the drop box. Still no one around as we left the next day, so we couldn't get a receipt. The grass had not been mowed in some time and several sites appeared to need maintenance very badly. Most sites were muddy and needed more gravel for better drainage. Our site did not have a sewer hookup. Pull throughs did not appear to have full hookups that we could see. This campground was shady and with a little care, could be quite beautiful. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Motorhome.

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petersoldan

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Not very many sites with all facilities. I mean combined water/sewer/50amp/wifi-accessible. Otherwise would have given a 9 or 10. This is a beautiful campground that looks like a NICE county park or something. VERY pleasant. Well maintained. Would highly recommend. Will definitely stay here again. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Motorhome.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7268
States Visited: 56
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is within half mile of Story City; a very clean small town that is about 15 minutes north of Ames. Antique Carousel with beautiful park and suspension bridge about 4 miles from campground. Campground has heated & clean shower/bathroom facilities; laundry room with exercise equipment. Small river/creek runs through the back of the grounds; playground; lots of trees & shade. Campground is lighted at night. Very nice place that we plan to use again. We camped at Whispering Oaks Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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