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Waterloo, Iowa

Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA

Waterloo, Iowa



Waterloo, Iowa
Phone: (319) 233-3485

Sites: 162
Recent Rate: $42 8/2016

Latitude: 42.447661953476
Longitude: -92.317644574869

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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 ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • 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 yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • 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 yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino yes

Review Details

Ratings overview

15 Reviews

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Review Count: 261
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects Value Kard discount for a full hookup pull-through site. Check-in staff was very friendly. Roads are paved and sites are gravel with picnic tables and fire rings. We had a lovely view of the lake and water park next door. Rained hard twice and park tended to be a little on the swampy side. Nice swimming beach with lots of chairs. Glad to see some newer parks being built! Tight right turn onto Hess from Shaulis Rd. Signage is not the best along the route. Trees are young and offer little shade, but looks like this will be a nice park. Will definitely return. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean campground. Stayed in site B 30 which had a lot of space between us and our neighbor. Firework display on the grounds were great. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B 30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice spacious RV Park. Large facility with a Lake-Beach theme. Cabins painted in tropical colors. Clean with good views of the lake on the property. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
110
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Relatively nice fixed up town close by.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

I understand that Friday nights will be busy during the summer, but this campground was a bit too crowded/active for our taste. It's a huge, and beautifully landscaped, new facility (a couple of years old?) but it was packed to the gills with people. The site next to ours was hosting a large party and some of the guests had parked in our site and had to be found and asked to move before we could set up.

The bathrooms were as clean as they probably could be given the very high usage; cleaning them more than once a day when the campground is full would be a good thing. Lots of potential in this campground. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Site near lake and very level, but no shade. Lots of activities for kids who were there. Easy in/out with a gas station at entrance. Large store with some hot items. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 189
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great KOA. Our deluxe patio site was large, level and overlooked the lake. A family would love the facilities here. Very clean, good 50 amps. Most spacious KOA we have ever visited. They have a nice store that even has gas. We were in the front section (1-9) which is away from the main area of the park. Wifi is not perfect but often accessible. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Close to casino & waterpark.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the nicer KOA's we have stayed in. We were not travelling with kids, but this is a great park for families and kids with the water park so nearby. The sites are spacious for a KOA and easy to get into and out of. We paid for a deluxe patio site, but the non-deluxe pull through sites 30-46 are all great site where you can sit and look at a large expanse of wildflowers and a marsh, rather than at other camping units. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
77
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice big KOA with lots of space. However the person who designed the sewer system didn't know that water does not run uphill and that not everyone packs 40 feet of sewer hose. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed overnight and had a site that was level and good hookups. It rained in the late afternoon and our power cord was laying in water but by morning water was gone. Had storm warnings out and the workers came to the camper to inform us and where the shelters were at. Still in the refining stag of finishing up the new park but was looking good. Some of the trees are not growing straight and will need to be trimmed so that they don't rub on campers. The store and gas station together was really nice. Lots of camping needs and if wanted a pizza they would deliver it to your camper. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Large, level sites with bench and fire pit. Gas & diesel on premises with fair prices. Verizon voice and data excellent. Visual is nice and large. Water park across the street. Should not advertise free wifi, as it is useless. Very slow when available. Two dog parks that need grass (weed) cutting. Basically not useable for small dogs. Walking path around lake is gravel. Grass (weeds) need lots of work just to be able to walk on it. Very clumpy. Price reflects weekly rate. I would return. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 123
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA is still a work in progress. The new grass and trees need some time to take hold and get thick. While we were there, landscapers were planting new trees and replacing some of the small trees that had not survived. There is lots of space between sites, more than you will find at most campgrounds and the utilities are properly placed. Power is solid. Lots of activities both on site and nearby. It's great to have diesel fuel available on site. There's a lake, sand beach, island and a Frisbee course. This is a really nice KOA that will soon be a great KOA. The owner has invested heavily in this park and it shows. We will definitely return here when we are back in this area. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

No, no, no! Do not stay here! This is one of the worst KOA's we have seen. If it is wet, every site will have some mud. If it is dry, every site will be dusty. Yes, it is still under construction and will likely be for a long time. Whoever designed this KOA needs to go back to designing school. If you are one of the many with a large rig, be aware that the roads are very narrow, turns are sharp, and it is very difficullt to maneuver into any site. The sites are very small, and you are spaced right on top of the next site to the point that another's campfire ring could easily start you camper on fire. They're that close! There is no shade, and the just planted trees hinder your maneuring into and out of your site. I understand they filled in an old farm field making most of the sites terraced. They should have left it more level. With the narrow roads, narrow sites, 7% or more grade hills, and gravel roads you better have the power and traction to make that sharp turn and uphill drive to get into or out of your site if you have a big rig. The lake? What lake? It's a hole in the ground with barely any water. Even when their grass takes hold and the trees take root it will not help. Speaking of help, they could use some more experienced help at the check-in office to explain how to read their campground map and signs. Never mind. It wouldn't do any good because it's confusing anyway. And to think we got all this for the exhorbitent fee of $40 per night. Earlier this week we stayed at what we consider one of the best RV resorts in Iowa for $28 per night! This KOA is a rip! We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 232
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a work-in-progress and, while not fully landscaped, has the promise of being both an excellent stopover and destination resort. It has an on-site lake complete with an island, spacious sites, and an on-premises gas station. We would definitely plan on staying here when passing through Iowa in the future. Friendly and helpful staff. This campground should be a 9 or a 10 in the future. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

For a KOA, this park was a real loser. The worst KOA we've ever been in. New park, no grass, and mud everywhere. We had to walk through mud to get to the showers to walk back through the mud. Tried to contact the owners or the resident managers, but there are none to contact. The owner is an absentee owner. No resident managers - only shift workers in the gas station/convenience store that acts as the office. How KOA allowed this setup is beyond me. No native trees, but a few planted palms that are dying in the fall weather. Palms in Iowa? Really? How this place will survive is beyond me. We will never stay here again. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is still under construction. It will be a nice park someday, and it had the basics now (electric, water, sewer, wi-fi) but that is all. I have come to expect a pool, propane, a map to my site, convenient dumpsters, etc. when I pay a premium price. This park will probably be worth $47.00 when it is finished, but now it is very basic. The staff is friendly, however, and the wi-fi and electric worked fine. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

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