12 Parks near Winterset, Iowa
Jun 2016 - $46.00
Really enjoyed our overnight here. A couple small fenced in areas for the dogs was nice. Looks like a lot for kids to do as we saw a lot of them running around having fun. Everyone we talked to was in a good mood and seemed to be enjoying themselves. Makes for a fun place to stay.
Owners were very helpful and really wanted to make sure you were happy. Anytime we are in the area looking for an overnight, this will be the stop. Also can see doing a long weekend. It is about 250 miles from us but would be worth it if we can get the grand kids to come with. - Elkhounds
Jun 2016 - $46.00
We always use it as an overniter and find it clean, easy in and out, and sites big enough for a big rig.
The pizza being made in office is handy when we don't feel like cooking or going into Des Moines.
Nice park. - peddy dick
May 2016 - $43.00
Rate reflects KOA discount and was for a 30 amp full hookup site. We'll preface our comments by noting that our stay was for a night as we passed through the area, but over the Memorial Day weekend. The park was full, packed like sardines in a can. Adults walking around with open containers and kids everywhere. The middle row is the 30 amp row with the other rows mostly 50 amp sites and much more spacious than the 30 amp row. We took the 30 amp site as it was all that was available, and we were unable to locate anything else in the area. We had trouble navigating the roads with the escort due to other campers parking out on the roadways in the park. Our single slide almost touched the adjacent site's tow vehicle. The pool was wall to wall bodies and we couldn't imagine it possible to throw enough chlorine in to keep bacteria to safe levels. Purchased the park pizza for supper, inexpensive $12, but nothing to brag about. Tried the Sunday pancake breakfast plus coffee ($3.50 each) no sausage or bacon available, pancakes edible. Seems everyone had to have a campfire that night, smoke almost unbearable, our allergies complaining days later. Reminded me of the pollution in Bejing, China. This park is trying to be a destination park and would expect similar experiences to ours throughout the summer. Not a place for people like us that just want a clean, quiet, safe place to stop for a night along our travels. - Johnson's
May 2016 - $20.00
This is an RV park at least a quarter of a mile from the casino. One can call the casino for a ride from your site. Registration for the campground is at the entrance of the casino. There are no toilets or showers in the campground. There are toilets in the casino. And a restaurant. This is very handy from I-35. Well kept, but watch out for the goose poop. - suerover
May 2016 - $20.00
Select a site and either call for a ride or walk to the casino to pay. Buffet prices have skyrocketed since our last stay. Roads are in very bad repair and narrow. Saw one site that had been widened and cement replaced with gravel. Goose poop is everywhere! Grass was tall and puddles/mud made it very difficult to walk the dogs. Could really be a nice campground if they maintained it. Would stay again in a pinch. - BigRigTravelerUSA
Apr 2016 - $20.00
We stay at this campground twice a year. Once on the way south in the fall, once in the spring on the way home. We stay here because it is the only campground open late in the fall, and early in the spring. The park is getting very run down. The site pads are broken, there are ruts on almost every site, the light post don't work, the electric post are in sad shape, with broken outlets, there are leaky faucets everywhere. Maybe if they would take some of what they take in and make some repairs it would help. No attendant at the park and you have to hike up to the casino to pay. - oldtimers
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Pull thrus for big rig not easy getting in. Or getting out. You also have to unhook tow. They charge a fee for credit card use. Trying to use the dump station, however people park their vehicles in the way, making a turn very hard without damaging your rig, or a big tree. - Sondkr
Jul 2016 - $40.00
My husband and I stayed at Timberline Campground in Waukee IA in July 2016. The check-in process was quick and efficient, with a friendly staff person helping me. The park is very clean and the sites were large enough for our 34-foot fifth wheel, although they are a bit close together, but still maneuverable. We stayed on Lot 50, which is a pull-through site with a level gravel pad. We stayed here to be close to Raccoon River Sports Complex in Des Moines, which was only 15 minutes away. We would stay at Timberline again. - Krissy r
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Picked this as just as a spot to get off the road 4th of July weekend, we had reservations in Colorado on the 5th.
Nice older park with mature trees - forget about using your satellite dish. Owners very nice and helpful. Trees are well trimmed and no interference with a big rig on the roads. Roads look tight coming in, but it is doable.
Hilly with narrow sites. Most sites are long enough, but RV's are very close side to side in most areas. Our site was wide open on the right side, probably five feet from the trailer on our left! Plenty of pull throughs.
This was one of the quieter places we have ever stayed! Even on a holiday weekend. Lots of families and kids, but not a lot of noise even during the day and dead quiet after 10 PM. Quite a few tent campers scattered through the park.
Unlike some other reviewers we did not hear anything other than a handful of pops from the skeet range.
Most sites have full hookups, we moved to one without sewer to try to get satellite to work, no luck. - Dennis M
Jun 2016 - $20.00
We called ahead to ask about the campground and reserve a site. No reservations accepted, unless you are bringing a large group or coming for the weekend. OK, so we asked how full the campground was currently and were told there were plenty of sites just go in and pick one, fill out the paperwork and deposit it and payment at the self service kiosk. We asked if the park could handle a 45' motorhome and were told no problem the sites are all 70 feet.
The park has 34 camp sites with 20/30/50 provided at every site: 22 sites have full hookups (E/W/S), 11 have E/W only and 1 has E only. All sites are back in and according to the campground brochure they are 15' X 50', there is no extra parking anywhere. We arrived at 12:30 PM on a Tuesday, only 1 FHU site was available for our week in Winterset as the site reservations were not until June 28 according to the sign. Most sites were reserved beginning the next day, Wed, or Friday. Come in prepared to go somewhere else if the no-reservation system is working like it did for us.
With that being said, this is a great little park! Quiet right on the south east side of town. The city park it is attached to is a wonderful place to walk, bicycle, have a picnic and enjoy nature. It is a quick drive to visit the "Bridges of Madison County" and the John Wayne Birthplace and Museum. - Harley Oma
Jun 2015 - $17.00
This city park campground is a real gem; the city park service that administers this campground is a real credit to their profession. As city campgrounds go, this one should be rated an 11! The full hookups were adequate; the water faucet is placed between two spaces so make sure you come here with more than a 25 foot fresh water hose. The only improvements that could make the park absolutely perfect would be to add more gravel to areas that can become muddy when heavy rains come and the park should add co-mingled recycling. You really do need to call ahead if you wish to stay on a weekend or holiday during the prime spring and summer season. There are lots of things to see and do in the area; so, plan to stay a while if you can. We would definitely stay here again. - Kent and Margaret
Aug 2014 - $19.00
This city park is very clean, well-maintained, and quiet. The gravel road loops around to all the gravel back-in sites. Sites are rather wide, as the trailers are stagger-parked on each side of the loop. Restrooms were clean with 2 shower stalls that were spotless. As the county seat of Madison County, the town's small businesses are alive and well - many within a longer walk around the town square. Right at the park is a fun corn maze, and a 1-mile trail to historic stone Clark Tower. Good Verizon phone and MiFi connections. - AluminumCloud
Sep 2013 - $16.00
This is a very nice, clean park which we really enjoyed. The sites are easy to get into and fairly spacious. The park is on a beautiful lake with many activities including hiking trails, fishing, boat rentals and swimming. We stayed here over labor day weekend and although the park was full, it didn't feel crowded. The restrooms were clean and well maintained. Will definitely stay here again when passing through. - User3145
Jun 2011 - $18.00
Plenty of room to hike and bike. Be careful on the upper camping area, the turns on the west side on very tight. Cutbacks have affected Iowa campgrounds as some of the picnic areas are not being mowed, just paths to and around them. - stetwood
Sep 2010 - $16.00
Wonderful, quiet campground. Shade trees at lots of the sites. Playground is not directly in the campground, but a little ways away. There is a beach at the lake and there is also canoe, kayak and paddle boat rentals. Very clean and yes, the DNR drives through frequently. Lots of white tail deer to see. - CampingMomIA
Jul 2008 - $16.00
Way off the interstate, poorly marked, no one at the check in station. Note on drop box not to use because someone is stealing the money! We were dead tired, got set up and ready for bed, when there was a knock on the door and the attendant wanted their money. Luckily we stayed only one night (well 4 hours). Would not stay here again. - BIGBUBBA1959
Jun 2016 - $21.00
We stayed 4 nights. Great park, gravel and cement pads. We loved the park, quiet and beautiful surroundings, wild life and trees. It is clean, the hosts were very friendly and helpful. - gooneybird
Jul 2015 - $20.00
Loved this park, we stayed in full sun for our sat dish and all utilities worked great. Very quiet and peaceful. Close to the town of Wintersett and all the covered bridges. - michelle 17
Jun 2015 - $18.00
Arriving at the park's main North entrance, we pulled through the rock tunnel with ease. NOTE 12-1/2' height limit here, taller RVs should use the 4 mile gravel road entrance on the park's East side.
We met up with a friend of ours, and stayed in the shady back-in spots. Another friend opted to stay in the wide open full-sun campground loop that has pull-through concrete pads and good satellite reception. All the campground roads are gravel. Our almost-level gravel site was well spaced with a picnic table. The 30 amp electricity was nice for running our air conditioner. The water spigots are located between sites and have a "Y" for both trailers to use at the same time. We did have afternoon sun on our patio side, while sites across the road had morning sun on their doors. A storm the day before left the sites covered with small branches, which we used as kindling for our campfire.
The park's ford was washed out from the rain, so we did not wade or play in the water. The other roads were open for walking.
Verizon MiFi worked some times during the day - OK by me.
We will return. - AluminumCloud
Apr 2016 - $14.00
What a treat. Full hook-ups, lovely peace and quiet, the Raccoon River and tons of bird species nearby. - Mrs.Picky
Nov 2015 - $14.00
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. - kwikkeys10
Aug 2015 - $14.00
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. - Freedom Bus
Aug 2013 - $15.00
This is a nice little public park for an overnight stay. It is very quiet. You register at a box as you drive in (must pay within an hour of arrival) once you pick your site. There is no dump station. - luckydog
Jun 2015 - $15.00
A good place to stay with full hookup sites. The site was fairly level and was able to level up with no difficulty. The hookups were adequate and there is a Verizon tower on the grounds. A great place to camp when the other campgrounds in Winterset are full. There is a sign stating that the campground is closed July 6-20 for the county fair. That date would vary some year to year. We definitely would stay here again. - Kent and Margaret