7.5 Good
     
Waterloo, Iowa

Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA

Waterloo, Iowa


4550 Hess Rd
Waterloo, Iowa 50701
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 162
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.447661953476
Longitude: -92.317644574869
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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

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Ratings overview

22 Reviews

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Overnight stop, but when we come back through, we'll probably plan to stay longer just to relax. Huge park, RV sites, tents, super cute cabins. Still seems to be a fairly new park with tiny trees, but everything looks nice and is well maintained. Large fenced in dog park, and either everyone picked up after their pet (that would be the first time that's happened) or they actually go in and clean the park because there were no doggies surprises anywhere we walked throughout the park or dog park. Camp store was stocked well, and you can even buy your fuel there. SO much to do at the park itself, not to mention the water park and casino across the street, and the town was a mile or two away and had everything you could need. Without a doubt, the nicest KOA we've ever visited. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We ate at Amigo's restaurant in town, and the food was really good. Wear your walking shoes, because the hills in the park mean great exercise!

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

All hookups worked good. Site was hard packed gravel and was level. The wifi barely worked occasionally. They have a beach theme in the park which seems a little strange being in Iowa, but everything was neat and clean. I would stay here again. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Hilly park near casino and water park. Long walking path around water feature. Nice fenced in dog park. Sparsely populated when we were there most like due to cooler weather as the main attraction appears to be the water park. Excellent wi-fi and many ota tv channels. Push button showers with preset temperature. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 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: 20
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice place. Large lots. Stayed one night, would stay again. 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
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Very nice and clean park. Sites very spacious which is good for a private park. Nice walking in park with plenty dog waste bag stations. There also is a very nice fenced area for dogs, which includes agility stations. Nice laundry room in good working order. The bathroom was clean..only complaint are the timed spray showers which you can't adjust temperature..so they were not real hot. Fantastic location to mall, highway, restaurants. The Isle Grand Casino is in view from park. Would definitely return and recommend. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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: 102
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Our 50 amp did not work. They offered to move us but did not offer to fix. We were already set up so made due with 30. Did not offer any refund. A really nice park with a great fenced dog area. Beautiful views of lake from site. Gravel walk all the way around the lake feature. A really nice clean park. I read reviews and requested that my site have a sewer that was down hill from MH. We had no problem with sewer. We would definitely stay again. Wifi was spotty. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

We did not even leave the site.

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Review Count: 264
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 10

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: 5
States Visited: 3
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: 107
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 19

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: 219
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 59

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: 37
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

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: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. Level pull-thru sites. Very courteous and helpful office staff. Large sites, quiet, very clean and well maintained landscaping. 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
57
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 8

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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