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Walnut Woods State Park

West Des Moines, Iowa


3155 SE Walnut Woods Dr
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Sites: 23
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.53873
Longitude: -93.73950

Elevation: 887' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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17 Reviews

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

​Our site was very difficult to back into. Not enough room for our 21' travel trailer & tow vehicle. We had to park our truck in the grass. Electric only. Rate was $11 All facilities were closed for the season, but there was a porta-potty. No water to be found anywhere. Lots of room to walk a dog. While the website showed many sites available, there were reserved tags on all but 3. Decent stop for 1 night. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Quiet. Very pretty wooded area.

Concrete pads. Electricity provided. No water or dump station available at this time of year. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

This is a nice park with about 25 camp sites. The camp sites are part of a larger public park. The area is thickly wooded and shady. The only negative about the grounds is that it is all very level with poor drainage. If you have any rain it will be messy. However, the roads are paved and each site has a concrete pad for your rig so you have good surfaces to walk on even if things are wet. Also on the plus side, all sites are plenty big and most have really good spacing between them. Most sites have only electric service and there are no showers. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Some sites are full hookups and some are electric only so be careful when you reserve. Sites have concrete slabs & our experience is that they are level. The dump site & fresh water fill location is not really set up for large rigs. For our 5th the connections are on the wrong side. We have a very standard Keystone. Sites 1, 2, 3, & 5 are full hook ups & easy to get into if you have a big rig. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

A real gem, if you don't mind being a bit out of the way from things. Good over-night spot. Be sure to bring your bug spray. Very quiet. Lots of birds singing. Very restful. Nice big sites, ours was full hookup. Can reserve through Reserve America. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Nice little campground near the bank of the Racoon River. Unfortunately the river is not viewable from the campground. The sites on the west side of the camp do not have good drainage and if it rains, expect large puddles. Also, the concrete pads are not as large as in most of the campground. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There is a bird viewing/blind area a short walk west of the campground that has a good variety of birds stopping by.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park. Very shady. It was tight backing into our site but we managed after the guy across the way moved his truck. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

What a treat. Full hook-ups, lovely peace and quiet, the Raccoon River and tons of bird species nearby. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is a gem--beautiful sites with concrete pads and patios. Some have full hookups. Close to Des Moines. I noticed another reviewer said to be careful of the low hanging branches on Walnut Woods Drive, but they must have been trimmed because we did not have a problem. I would recommend this campground highly to anyone. Very big rig friendly. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 249
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 65

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great value at $14 for 50 amps and w/s. The roads are narrow and tight for big rigs and due to this fact there is a lot of mud and ruts from people driving on the grass. It is very quiet with lots of trees - no satellite reception. Concrete pad with large concrete patio. Roads getting here from 63rd St are a little confusing as the names of the streets have changed. Beware of overhanging trees on Walnut Woods Dr. They beat the top of our rig as we passed. No charge to enter state park. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping is not close by.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This was a great find! Close to metro Des Moines but still had the state park feel with lots of trees, peaceful, and nature. Park and sites were paved. Sites are either electric 50/30/20 ($14) or full hookups ($17) with fire rings & picnic tables at each site. They have bathrooms, but no showers. It does have potable water and a dump, but might be a little tight for larger rigs. Some sites are smaller than others. And some sites are reservable. Highly recommend reservations in summer! There are additional fees are for reservations, $4 online or $8 by phone, but there was not an additional fee for entry to the State Park. We loved this little gem! We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

This was our second stay at this park. The sites are paved slabs and very close to level. Large trees shade all the sites. Some sites have large enough grass areas to add a screen room/tent to your RV without crowding your neighbor. Roads are a little narrow but we can maneuver and from front bumper of pickup to end of 5th wheel we are 60' long. It's pretty, quiet, and has easy interstate off & on. What more could you want? We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

What a great campground, huge sites and lots of grass. Had a great stay right off the freeway. Can't believe anyone would pay to stay in a private campground when this is so close with such a great price. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Shady, saw several deer, bird blind, trails, clean restrooms with some bugs. Tall trees in the campground that can be troublesome when getting in and out. Muddy in spots. Stayed at site 2, water leaked and created a swamp around the water outlet. If you want to stay on the weekend, you probably need to make an advance reservation. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park, much loved by locals. Reservations are taken and needed in the summer. There are 13 spots with electric ($14) and 8 full hook-ups ($17), all paved concrete pads. Most are small, so big rigs would definitely need to reserve. Our spot, 19, was small, but we still needed an extension cord to reach the electric. Otherwise a lovely park, conveniently located, great value. Nice hiking trail and a bird blind for excellent bird-watching. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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