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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: 42.44766
Longitude: -92.31764

Elevation: 866' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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27 Reviews

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice campground. Roomy sites on gravel with table. FHU. There are pull through & back in. Cable & WiFi (pretty good). Playground, dog park, rental boots etc, swim beach, walking path. The office staff was friendly but very confused of what sites were empty. Office is a nice stocked store & Gass station. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough 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: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here on the way south. Winter was just ending so the water wasn't on, but available at the convenience store at check in. Sewer/power on and fine. Our pull through site still had some mud but it had just "snowed" the days before. Spacious sites. Although this was very early spring was impressed that there would be a lot to do for families with the adjacent water park, lake and activities once summer arrives. Only a mile up the road is a shopping area of town with "everything" in the big box store category, yet the park itself seems "away" from town. Some highway noise. WIFI was strong and fast although park was nearly empty. Verizon strong. 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
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is our second visit although last time it was warm and full of activity and this time it was cold and nearly empty in the back areas (the front was full of hearty winter campers). It's a large and well laid-out park with many amenities as well as propane, gas and diesel on site. Water was off but fortunately you could fill up by hose at the office building. All sites are FHU so there is no dump station (when water if off you can flush out with whatever water you pick up when entering). Our site was mostly level but we needed one block front and back on the left. There is a nice large fenced dog park. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is a well-stocked camp store with good coffee, donuts and a variety of other food both hot and packaged. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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
Tips for other Campers:

Fuel up here on arrival or before leaving. Lost Island Waterpark is right next door.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

We liked it so much, we stayed here for two nights on the way home. The staff was friendly and helpful, restrooms and showers clean, and the grounds beautiful. I love the tropical island theme with cute cabins along the beach. We camped at Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
131
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Stopped in for one night. The is a great KOA with all of the amenities. Very reasonably priced. Before leaving they had a great "all you can eat" breakfast for $5.00 person. We definitely would 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
89
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Waterpark and casino nearby

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 17

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: 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: 56
States Visited: 20
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: 24
States Visited: 18
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: 108
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 32

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: 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: 115
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 22

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: 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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