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Winterset, Iowa

Winterset City Campground and RV Park

Winterset, Iowa



Winterset, Iowa
Phone: (515) 462-3258

Sites: 34
Recent Rate: $20 6/2016

Latitude: 41.3324905319365
Longitude: -94.0023386478424

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 no
  • $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 no
  • 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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • 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 ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • 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 ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

25 Reviews

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The John Wayne birth place and museum was opened approximately 18 months ago, very well done, friendly well informed staff. A must see for everyone especially John Wayne fan!

Eat at Rodells for the best barbecue we've found outside of Texas!

Bridges of Madison County - North Side Cafe, sit on Clint Eastwood's stool at the counter and visit the bridges - wonderful!

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Eat at the Northside Grill.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was one of my favorites. We got site 5 which had a nice shade tree, water, sewer, and 50 amp. Firewood at $2 for a large bundle. Verizon phone and hot spot worked great. Each site is a gravel pad for your RV with a large grassy area complete with picnic table. We camped during the week so we were able to get a nice spot. If coming on a weekend you would need to make a reservation due to many spots were already reserved for the weekend. Town park is right next to the campground and we walked around the park, visited the maze and drove up to Clark Tower. We were able to maneuver our dually truck up the one way road. Town is within walking distance. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an RV Park within The Glyndon City Parks system, Managed by the Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources. Reservation request policies/procedures are different depending on who answers the telephone at City Hall, which truly has a dis-connect with the RV Park Host. Full hook up, level sites, are either saved or occupied by local campers. The remaining sites are up for first come, first serve, which consist of mostly un-level, electric only. The Park Host was invisible during my 2 day stay. Speed limits within the park were totally ignored, parking on the road within the park was a real problem. No sign of any security to monitor private parties. I would think real hard before recommending this park. We stayed here 2 days in a 5th wheel. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice small RV park to stay at while visiting the local balloon festival. We called a week ahead and reserved a spot. The space we had was large gravel, level, and clean with the grass in between the sites. Nice people and guests. Bathrooms were clean and tidy. No WiFi. No pool. Close to the tiny town and a great park next door for walking. Gorgeous surroundings on the outskirts of town with wonderful views. Self-check in at a board when you arrive. Cash or check only. There was a host on site that we talked to. Helpful. We would stay here again. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent place to stay while visiting the area. All gravel, but well maintained. Some sites require leveling. They accept reservations for the weekends only. If you are planning a weekend stay, I would suggest calling them. Otherwise, it's first come, first served. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground was great for us. We bought a new motor home in Forest City and drove here for our shake down. The place is really clean and has easy access and set-up for our rig. The bathrooms were closed but apparently there were broken water lines and the City has not had a chance to repair them. The campground just opened April 1. We toured five of the six covered bridges. Be prepared for dusty roads on the way to see them. There is one right here in the park that is in walking distance. GREAT PLACE. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

Cannot add much to the other reviews, this is a great park to have as a base operation to go see all the Bridges of Madison County. Walk from camp and you check one bridge off the list right there. One of the best city park campgrounds I've stayed at. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Winterset City Campground is a small, well maintained municipal campground that is located next to a large city park. The interior road and pads are crushed limestone. Any size rig can be accommodated. Some sites require leveling. Other sites have low hanging branches. Use caution! The restrooms were clean. There was good OTA television reception. The camp hosts kept to themselves, but a friendly city parks and recreation employee stopped by to inquire if we needed anything. The $16 reflects the group rate. This is a great park at a reasonable price. We will stay here again. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this campground in an AAA travel book and had no idea of what to expect. What a pleasant surprise to be able to pull right into our pull through campsite, hook up and still have time to have dinner and explore the park before bed. The park is most interesting and has lots of local history right here to enjoy. Everything was well maintained, our dog had a place to throw her a ball. Even though we only had one night here, we would love to go back and stay longer. One of the covered bridges from Madison County was right here in the park! We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful and spacious campground, located in a City park. The park located by the campground was really cool, with a covered bridge to walk through and a maze. Unfortunately we had to pick up garbage and dog waste before letting the kids run around our site. The site managers had quite a setup with fencing for their dogs and it was a little unsightly, but the City's okay with it. We were confused on "check-in" because it just involves filling out an envelope and inserting the money and, as the not very friendly cg manager let us know, we have to put the tag attached to the envelope on the clip located on the site number pole. The water connection was a distance away. We would stay here again, but next time stay longer so we can explore the town. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a GEM! Very clean, neat, quiet, employees are friendly and the park is enjoyable. Sites are easy to access. If we are in the area again, we will definitely stay here. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 233
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this cg. Well maintained and laid out, self check in system, gravel pads, bathrooms were clean, has picnic tables and fire pits, and is quiet. No Wi-Fi, has a lovely view of the park from the RV. Has a small supermarket down the road, and is close to the town square with restaurants and shops. This is really a gem, and we will stay here again. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest city owned RV parks anywhere. It is about 10 miles off I-35 but well worth the ride to visit the vibrant little town of Winterset or see the bridges of Madison County. There is plenty of grass between the well spaced sites. Restrooms and showers are very clean and well maintained. Pet friendly with plenty of areas to walk a dog. I have stayed here in the past and will go out of the way to stay here again in the future. We camped at Winterset City Campground and RV Park in a Motorhome.

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