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06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were fortunate to get one of the west loop sites, with electricity and nice spacing between trailers. Quiet. The east loop sites on the lake are closer together, and the upper tier east loop sites with full hook-ups are closely spaced. The gravel sites are almost level. The lake has filed again with water. We will return.
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice and new! Quiet. The green-grass campsites are very wide; another trailer could fit between each site. Built in 2012, the campgrounds on the northwest corner of the fairgrounds is not yet on Google maps. But you can see it from Google Earth - just use the address 105 15th Street North. Trees have been planted, but none are large enough to cast shade or privacy yet. Picnic tables can be requested. Fire rings are also available on request. There is no on-site campground host, so calling ahead would be a good idea. The campground is flat, the gravel road is flat, and the gravel campsites are flat. Being new the gravel depth is more shallow than old campgrounds, but is very well maintained. Each back-in site is oriented west-east and is long enough for a big motor home with a towed vehicle. The sites on the west side of the main road have a small curb on the west end, and could be used for pull-throughs for some trailers. All sites have electricity for anyone staying - 50 amp and 30 amp and 20 amp. Water to fill your tanks is available only at the south east corner and a hose there may not be available. Bathroom without showers is available on the fairgrounds, not in the campground - AKA "quite a hike". No dump station at all. Outside of town there are 3 options -- 1) Lewis & Clark State Park. 2) KOA. 3) on Interstate I-29 and just SOUTH of Onawa at the rest stops (both North and south bound). Children and dogs are welcome, but there are not play areas for them. Nearby attractions include Lewis & Clark's keelboat Museum and replica boat on lake. Within a short drive are the Loess Hills made from centuries of windblown dirt. North is Sergeant Floyd Monument (only person to die on Lewis & Clark expedition) and Sioux City's famous Palmer Candy Company. One thing to note, the campground supervisor has another job preparing taxes. So if you need help in April, be persistent and have patience. We will return.
07/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Good choice. Wanting to stay at the completely-full Lebanon Hills State Park, we opted to stay at quiet Dakota County Fairgrounds. "Park anywhere" said the friendly helpful campground hosts, leaving lots of room between the dozen trailers and motorhomes parked with us on this wide open field. Mature trees are growing only along the outer edges of the campground. All the campground and grass sites are level, except for a few ruts in the grass where heavy motorhomes had dug dirt during the previous week's heavy rain. Also on the fairgrounds are the old buildings moved here to make the Dakota County Historical Village. There are no showers in the clean bathrooms. Children would be welcome, but there is no children's play area. No resort amenities, but it is quiet except for the occasional train's whistle. $20 per night includes electricity, either 30 amp or 50 amp. The monthly rate is only $350, except during much of July when hundreds of trailers and people attend the crowded fair. We enjoyed our time here, and in Minneapolis, and St. Paul. We will return.
10/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
One of my favorite local county parks. The gravel sites are level, many with really large grass areas. Each site features a roomy level gravel patio with picnic table and fire ring. We enjoy a nice campfire, and most sites have one every night. I will return. The county park has many trails, with cell phone tour information. Also ranger lead educational hikes are available, occasionally. Neat children's nature center with nice new bison and elk viewing area. The upper campsites have electricity with water available, while the sites on the lake are dry camping due to seasonal flooding. The nearby Equestrian Center is a nice place to reserve horse for their trail rides.
10/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wonderfully located on Clear Lake, a mere block walking downhill through the mature oak trees through park to the sandy beach. The campground is easy to miss; the entrance is right on a curve in the road. The green grassy sites are on a very small slope. No gravel site looked level, needing blocks under one side of the trailer. The long pull-through sites with grassy areas separating the trailers are designed with electricity in the center so that two families can park with doors facing, to share the central space. We stayed after beach season and the campground was quiet. Downtown Clear Lake's small shops of independent retailers is a short drive north. Most weekends feature a festival of some type. The campground is also conveniently located within a few miles of historic Surf Ballroom which hosts local and national talent. The Surf Ballroom is also where 3 talented musicians played their last concerts on night of the 2/3/1959 "the day the music died" - Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. I will return.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great place to stop for a quick overnight stop. For our stay this time, we got a site with a sewer hookup. A cable TV connector part was missing from the campsite, so the employee offered to drive to Walmart (1mile away) to get us set back up, which she did (thank you). Along side the level gravel site, curb-side and just behind the picnic table was a concrete square with what appeared to be our sewer connection. Whew, the actual connection was moved instead to the street side of the trailer, hidden in the grass. Of course, we walked up into the Cabela's store. Dairy Queen or Pizza Hut are a 5 minute walk from the campsites. We enjoyed the green grass and sunset before moving inside for a bit of cable TV. The interstate road noise was mostly blocked by the sound of the air conditioner. I will return.
09/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
One of my favorite places. Although the maturing trees have been closing in my view to the lake, I enjoy sitting out in this campsite. The pines are deeply blue green, the aspens rustle in the smallest cool breeze, and the babbling brook meanders down the campsites tucked into the bubbly vista. The road into the White River National Forest is gravel and continues into the campgrounds and campsites. Little Maud campground is close to the Reudi Reservoir and many boaters camp there. Mollie B campground is the next campground and has access to the lake. Just down from the campgrounds gold medal trout waters flow and are fed from the bottom of the lake. We will return.
09/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
A mere four miles from a bit of paradise in the largest mineral pool - Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. The campground roads are asphalt, the sites are mostly pull-through gravel, and all are stacked up the hill that is this campground. All the entire campground is cut into the mountain, so the sites are narrow and have no grass. The trees shading our trailer kept temperatures pleasant, and I enjoyed a peaceful evening outside. It was pleasant seeing the Colorado River and Horse Mountain over the top of the trailers downhill from us. The interstate highway traffic noise is consistent, somewhat muted and not annoying, and did not disturb my sleep. Lots of outdoor activities surround the area. I will return.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Without reservations, nice camping spots can be hard to find. We took a chance, following a fly fisherman's advice and traveled the 14 miles of asphalt and gravel roads back into the Bear River area. We chose to stay at the Bear Lake campground, one of three along the Bear River - no reservation needed. Other single sites along the road/river were also open. While not level, the site needed little adjustment. Quiet, quiet, quiet. Trout filled waters flow below the dam. We will return.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wanted to stay 3 nights, but with no reservations over a holiday weekend, we just changed plans to stay the 2 nights that were open. We got the best site!! All the sites are nearly on the reservoir or a bit higher on the hill but with an open view of the lake and mountains. The road and sites are gravel with only a bit of leveling required. The very helpful ranger pointed out our site which was a spacious back-in area with room enough to move our tow vehicle to the side. We could see the lake from our front windows and from our street-side windows we looked on the mountains and the lake. Opportunities to bring your equipment for skiing, boating, and fishing for rainbow trout or northern pike from a boat or from shore near the dam are available. We enjoyed watching the paddle boarders. Also inside the park, the blue ribbon trout waters flow from the dam and are fed from the bottom of the lake. We will return.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Nice tall trees, sparsely planted, proved welcome shade. The concrete pad under the picnic table was nice also to get shoes cleaned before going inside. The owner was very nice in explaining some of the background/inner workings of campgrounds. Our gravel site was level and a pull-through as are most sites. As we did not make reservations - we never do, so we were limited to 3 nights stay because the campground is booked solid for Labor Day weekend. The pool looked sparkly clean, and the mini-golf course was new and green. After two to four nights of boon docking, I need power and this stop is a pleasant place to stop. I enjoy the free shuttle into downtown Steamboat Springs and waiting time is a mere 20 minutes it the very most. The Yampa River defines one edge of the campground and is a nice place to catch trout. Fantastic Yoga Center in Steamboat Springs! I will return.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Still a nice campground even without the trees. The mountain pine beetles that have killed so many of the majestic tall straight pines trees in Colorado, have sadly struck here too. Over a couple years the various loops have been closed and the dead trees removed. The tallest trees left in the parking areas are at most 10-12 foot tall - but growing and healthy. During tree removal, it appears that the campground layout was changed to have fewer sites with more room between sites. I don't remember if the sites were asphalt before, but they are level. Most sites are back-in and available for tents or RVs, some sites are tent only set up for small groups, and some RV only sites are pull through. I enjoy ranger talks, but lightening cancelled the evening's program. On the nice night, a ranger gave a very informed and specific talk about geology of the tundra to the lower treed areas - very nice! Fortunately, the rainy night happened after the herd of at least a dozen female elk meandered through the campground with the lone male, and two babies. We watched for about an hour and one-half as the fire-rings provided an ash snack for the females. We will return.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We like to stay here when dashing across Iowa. While there are tons of interesting things to see and to do in Iowa, we some times need a fast place to park for overnight. This is an ideal campground for stopping for over night rest. While there are no trees and each site's patch of green grass is very narrow, no one has ever is parked within 3 to 4 spots of our site. We pull up on the frontage road at the motel, walk in to pay for any site. Then we drive forward past the Dairy Queen back onto the country road, and left back into the campground entrance for a straight road into the campground. All the sites are pull through, mostly level gravel pads. No frills at the campground, but the water pressure is good, campground is quiet, and the nearby truck stop noise is a gentle hum not heard inside the trailer. We will return.
04/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We met about 140 of our closest friends to rally at the Fairgrounds. During the snow, then and finally 70 degree weather, we had great fun. The back-in gravel sites were flat. Every site was close to the building were we had many events. No trees, concrete roads, and not close to nature. But this was a great place to gather for our week together, with a nice kitchen,large warm room, and a superbly maintained historic auditorium. Close to the Hutchinson Cosmosphere - seriously this is a world class display of USA and Soviet Union rockets and the resulting race into space, including Gemini capsule. Really well done. Another place to tour is a working salt mine - this place is huge and the underground displays are interesting and informative history.
05/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed our quiet night in the fairgrounds. And quiet is amazing over Memorial Day weekend. The graduation party wrapped up their nice music before 8pm. Huge oak trees shaded our site one of many in the middle section of the campground. Other sites have trees planted in the last few years. Some sites have no services, ours had electricity only. Both dump stations were clean and well maintained. Our grassy site was long, and almost level. Great dog park in nearby Grand St. Mary's State Lake Park - clean, mowed, and no cost too. This town's historic downtown has a couple nice bakeries, and diner-like "Fountain". And it is a somewhat short drive to astronaut Neil Armstrong's Air & Space Museum. To say even more, we should have bought a Passport America membership this year, as our 2-night stay could have saved us enough to pay for about half the annual membership.
05/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed at this campground before with the previous owners. As we arrived after hours we've not met the new owners/managers. The sites are almost level, needing only one small block. The pool is clean and well maintained. The grass is nicely mowed. Convenient for our travel, and rut off the interstate, a simple fan inside cancelled out traffic noise. Quiet neighbor campers. We will return.
05/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Perfectly shaded level gravel pull-through sites greeted us at the Incahias Campground. We met a group of friends on Thursday and were able to camp in a couple rows all together. The pull through sites were generous in length, allowing our extra car to park behind our trailer. With room between trailers we enjoyed a nice few nights of campfires with room for all of us to sit together and out of the smoke caused by a cool breeze. When asked, the nice ranger would not stop to join us. Between a couple other trailers, we set up a good sized dining tent for meals together: nice room! Close to Davenport for Saturday's Farmers Market. And a 20 minute drive to LeClaire for a visit to American Pickers' store and a stop at Iowa's Mississippi River Distilling Company. We will be back.
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Arriving on Sunday night of a 3 day weekend, we were surprised to find an open spot.  The tree-shaded sites are gravel with an additional leveled area for chairs and the picnic table.  Our site 59 was almost level side to side but was not level front to back, which is to a concern to us.  We enjoyed the trail to the Mississippi River and to Bridal Veil Falls, which is more impressive when the weather is not drought-like.   The site 59 power was grounded properly, but the voltage was a bit under 110 volts.  At 108 volts air conditioners can have major troubles.  We were much more comfortable about 9 AM when the temperature outside cooled.  We will need to check the power before we stay again.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
4 of the 82 sites are pull-through spots.  Our back-in site had electricity, water, and cable TV.  The campground manager let us pick our site. We chose one of the six "river view" sites.  The sites are right on the Escanaba River, but the drop down to the water is too steep to make the site riverside.  Unfortunately, the view is obscured by bushes and trees.  We liked the larger site and paid the extra $2 per night.  The trees are mature, so most sites has shade.  We drove approximately 16 miles to fly fish for trout below Boney Falls, the no luck as we only saw 1 trout in 10 hours of fishing. Sad.  We will return.
08/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
We got a great site nestled tightly in the trees! There are two sites requiring some maneuvering to park, both with views of wonderful Lake Superior. Our site needed a bit of leveling, as we pulled quite a way back into the site.  We backed in to have a waterfront site where the bank drops off about 30 feet to the water, and we had lots of room to place chairs and watch the occasional sailboat.  We camped during the week,and all was very quiet.  The site we chose had electricity and unbelievable to me - cable TV.   Water is nearby in the campground.  The roads and sites are well packed gravel.   We will be back.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Lucky to arrive early in the day, we were offered 3 sites to check before choosing.  Our site was in dappled shade, not all sites have shade, as it appears some huge trees were lost in the last few years.  Our site was level gravel.  All the reviewers earlier mentioning a water hose as the source of water are not kidding. We also did not find the spigot for the clean cold water.  All the grassy areas were closely mowed.  The restroom building looked brand new, and was being painted, but I did not make it inside to check.  The pull through sites were located close to each other.  Our site on the St. Louis River - a waterfront site -  was wide, and green.  Our site, as all the others on the lakefront, was separated from the lake and views by a patch of trees and brush - then a walking and bicycling path.  So the trees do stop every walker from your seeming to be in the campsites.  We spent some time in the evening on one of the docks - watching a deer feed, a beaver swim, ducks landing, fox running, frogs leaping, dragonflies hovering, and a doe with 2 fawns swim across to the island.
08/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
We were disappointed to learn that we could only stay one night, as all sites were reserved for a music festival weekend.  Only the camp sites on the lake have great views, and we would try to return for one of those sites. 
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed in the newer west campground, which is easy to find after checking into the ranger station.  The campground is located on Lake Fanny Hooe, with the common area on the lakefront providing nice views to many campsites.  The campground hosts set up morning coffee with their display of area brochures.  And on Saturday night, the campground hosts helped each of us to make yummy bread on a stick.  Within a short walk is Fort Wilkins, a no-cost historical site which allowed dogs.  We took our dog, and took turns visiting each of the buildings.  The nightly ranger talk was enjoyable.  And just across the road is access to Lake Superior at the rocky beach. There is little in town to interest me, and the restaurants were uninspired at best.  We drove to the northernmost point of Highway 41 which is the road all the way to Miami.  About 2 miles beyond the start of Highway 41, on a seasonal rut-filled dirt road is a very beautiful secluded Horseshoe Bay.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Location location location The campground is right on a portion of Lake Superior's sandy beach.  Our view of the lake was some what obscured by the campers on the lakefront.  Sites are grass, gravel, and sand from the beach.  Parking location and direction within your site is at your discretion, so we angled our trailer to best suit our windows and the beach.  Great benefit for us that dogs on 6 foot leashes are on the beach, we enjoyed walking in he water together.  The campground was close to our kayaking day trip along Pictured Rocks. The campground is on the highway, but noise at night was minimal, and could not be heard on the beach at all.  No campfires. Close to town for groceries and gas and yummy  Muldoon's Pasties Shop but not too close.  We will be back.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice roomy gravel sites accessed by asphalt roads.  Sites on Lake Huron were separated from the rocky wet beach by a thin area of bushes.  Our site was the closest to the lake with electricity, and was one of the few sites with brush separating it from neighbors.  We enjoyed the views of the Mackinac Bridge from the lake, and from the overlook.  We used the laundromat in town.  We spent a day exploring the Lake Huron lake shore.  Our second day was spent on Mackinac Island, hiking the paths, exploring Fort Mackinaw, taking the  horse-drawn carriage tour, and enjoying the ferry rides.  It was nice to have bins to recycle plastic, metal, glass, and paper - the first state park campground to take all these.  We hope to come back.
07/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Great location on a small Iowa lake that allows small quiet motors only. Paddle, fishing, and other boats are available at the marina which is only a short walk from the campground. The campground hosts were friendly and smiling. The tent area is shady, while spots on the beach are in full sun. Many families enjoy the park, and the park becomes quiet at sundown. I was fortunate to hear a local band at the band stand, but they stopped as the sun set. I camp here at least once a year and can't wait to go back.
08/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Wonderful staff helped us get to our site. We were lucky to have a wide site with lots of room outside our door. Most sites barely have room for a picnic table between the trailers. Next time I will be sure to ask for a roomy site. This is an established campground that is now a KOA, for with yellow and black signs, but no A-Frame office building. The pool was sparkly clean. The private pond is stocked for campers-only fishing. The restrooms are very clean. The store is small but has all the essentials, and a Walmart is only 1 mile away. This is a easy place to camp if traveling on I-80 through Iowa. The new Iowa Speedyway is a good distance away on the opposite side of the interstate. Trees shade the trailers here making it very popular during race weekends. The interstate noise was too much for me to sleep well the first night even with the windows closed, but I have slept more soundly at other really loud locations such as the Pittsburgh area KOA, so I will want to stay again before commenting.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
I stayed Sunday night, so many spots were open. The $30 cost was for the $25 electric site I chose ($5 less for non-electric sites) and included the $5 daily park pass. A State Park Season pass is available for more frequent MN State Park users. My site 13e was roomy. I unhooked to level my 25' RV front to back on the gravel sites. Trees surround each site, making neighbors hard to see. Watching the sun set through the trees was beautiful. A number of people were walking, and the trails are well marked. Two large dump stations are located near the campground entrance and office, which is a lengthy 1-1/4 mile one-way walk on the gravel road back to the campsites. The friendly ranger stopped by and offered to bring me firewood. There is some distant road noise, but it was not disturbing even with all the windows open wide. At sunset all other campers were quiet. Dogs are welcome on the hiking trails. Many of the trails lead to the river's rapids and falls. Due to recent flooding, the trails are in the process of repair, so I don't know the normal level of care. No mosquitoes were seen during my stay. Inside the park, the closed sandstone quarry was the source for many years of quality building stone, including that used on the Des Moines downtown public library building. I will stay again when in MN.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
I had a super spot backed up to Clark Ford River. Fly fish-able, but motorized boat traffic is allowed. An older clean KOA, the sites are wider. Super nice owners were really helpful. We were unfortunately at the campground on a night that the campground host had her on-site restaurant closed. The sites are gravel and grass and almost level. I would return.
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Great location to visit the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument and Pompey's Pillar for William Clark's signature and an amazing view of the area from the top of the stone. This is an older but clean KOA, and as an older campground, there are no fancy concrete patios. The pool is small for playing in the water and not swimming laps. The surrounding sugar beet fields were harvested when we arrived, so a wind could kick up some dust - yet we had a cool breeze with no dust.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Small campground right on the Big Hole River.  Basically parking on grass with a campfire ring.  I had a great site overlooking the river.   With only one other camper, I got a great night's sleep.  Fly fishing the next morning was fun, and I would return.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Wow!! What a great site! Trees, huge boulders, nice quiet yet friendly neighbors, almost level pull-through asphalt pad in the shade, with water and electricity at the site.  A nearby town has a dump station, so extended stays (about 1 week) would not work for me. I had a great drive over the nearby mountain roads, even though I did not find Twin Lakes. I absolutely will return!!
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Great to have electricity! I always like to stay at the Fishing Bridge Campground.  It is wonderful to stay centrally located in Yellowstone National Park to stay and explore. It is a parking lot style campground with several loops, each with Lots of hard-sided-only RVs.  It is nice to have pine trees between the loops.  You must unhook and park next to your trailer or Big-rig. Prices are determined by location and services offered, and Fishing Bridge is probably the most expensive - yet I prefer the security of electricity on cool/cold nights or hot days.  Work was being to upgrade the electrical service while I stayed.  You will need a water-pressure-reducer, or they are for sale as you check-in. I will return.
09/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
The ladies who greeted me upon arrival were kind and knowledgeable about Cody's attractions.  The next morning, the man in the office was...nice word...Rude! Asked to chose our own site, I found a back-in spot with trees.  Pull through sites are in full sun.  Level gravel pads with bright green well-watered sites were delightful and relaxing!  Provided with ether site's full hook-up was cable TV, yet not all channels were clear - ok for me!  Normal in-town campground traffic noise was no trouble. The laundry facility was crisp and clean, yet closed at 7:30pm - not convenient to anyone passing through town.  The Buffalo Bill Historical Center's art is a good reason to stop and spend a day! I would rate the campground much higher if I'd not experienced "rude man". Really a nice place except for the one forceful rude man.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Fountain of youth  RV camping with mineral hot springs! Included in the cost is unlimited use of the warm and hot mineral swimming pools.  Please note: mineral does mean there is a sulfur smell at the pool and in the campgrounds.  I had a great time swimming and lounging in the warm waters in late afternoon and again in the evening - the pool is open 7am to 9:30pm.  No band played poolside at night this time we stayed.   A short drive into town took us to the historic mineral spring terraces, the fantastical white sulfur spring, and then through the bison park. The sites are gravel, not quite level, and the campground in general could benefit from a bit of sprucing-up and updating.  I visit for the pool and the Big Horn River aka Wind River. I will be back.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Cabela's Nice overnight stop with great sunsets! Every time I've stopped here, the pinks and purples seen in the sky as the sun sets are amazing.  Then the clouds turn golden before changing again to reds and pinks again.  It is lovely! All pads are level gravel and this campground offers either full hook-ups on grassy sites or electric only on the far west gravel sites.  Both are the cleanest sites you could ever ask for camping.  Normal interstate background noise can be cancelled out with a fan.  I took the short walk to the store for shopping.  Sorry for me, in-store restaurant does not open early enough for breakfast on the go.   I will return.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
The park's north entrance has a beautiful stone tunnel. We need 11 feet to enter and we had lots of room. The east entrance is a gravel road, but with no tunnel. The campground as a couple camping areas. One area with mature trees has a couple rows of spots for RVs with medium spaces between the gravel pads. Nice place to hang out and have a campfire cookout. The second area is a more open area, parking in large circle with a grassy area with playground and area for football tossing, etc. Great ford in this State Park - walk or drive your truck or SUV across the water. You do not need to drive through the water to the campground. We spent about an hour wading in the water with our friends. Our dogs were so happy to be cooled by the water - swimming and wading. Many children were tubing and swimming. Downstream people were fishing on the sandbars. The hosts were very nice. We will go back soon.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Wonderful, wide, mostly-level gravel spots with shaded spots overlooking Bear Creek. We stayed 2 nights after full days of fishing the nearby trout streams. Iowa now requests that you buy firewood where you burn it to avoid spreading a tree-killing pest, and the super-nice owners will bring fire rings to your site. The roads leading to the campground are all dusty gravel, but the campground is silent at night, with no traffic noise at all. We will be back again as soon as possible!
04/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
The campground is great for rallies - lots of spots to park and a couple nice buildings for meeting and gathering. The spaces are wide, and without trees. The campground does not offer any activities. It is a great spot to stay to tour the Amana Colonies. I recommend stopping early at Hahn Bakery for terrific and fresh bread and pastries. Access to the wide and well-maintained walking and bike path around Lily Lake is conveniently across the street from the campground. We've also stayed here to enjoy all that Cedar Rapids has to offer. Some weekends the campground hosts festivals, ask for a spot away from the buildings.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We've stayed before, and were excited to come back. The busy family-friendly park is quiet at night. We enjoyed the roads and bicycle path. The lake is full of pan fish, offering fun with those with boats. The marina within walking distance sells bait and rents paddle boats. For a night of nostalgia nearby Newton offers Valle Drive-In - we were there during a model A car club visit. Back at the campground, we enjoyed a nice evening fire in the provided fire-pit. I'd like more trees in the campground, but appreciate the lakefront campground. We will visit again.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Trees and plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the weekend. Named after the geodes with their crystalline interiors which can be found in river banks and creek beds. Removing geodes from the park is not allowed, but nearby land owners may sell you some from their privately owned land. The park is just 20 minutes from Burlington which is a nice place to visit the Mississippi River and summertime farmer's and, flea markets. The campground hosts were super accommodating. Gravel sites. We will come back again.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Great place to stay overnight. Pay at the RV park office at the hotel for your choice of location. While the sites are narrow, in our 6 visits we've never parked next to another RV - making the spacing twice as wide. No frills. Just a bit of grass to sit outside, or use the occasional picnic table. As always we check a site's electricity, good idea as one site wasn't working. All pull through sites, very easy for the overnight stay. Our gravel was well groomed, and almost level. We don't mined this normal Interstate road noise for overnight stops - we cover with a fan or air conditioner $24 per night for water and electricity only which is what we needed. The Dairy Queen within walking distance is a bonus. We will stay again.
10/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
Call before you plan to come here. This year the campground a full month before their website calendar closing date. ARG! Late in the evening and counting on the campground to be open, so we spent over an hour to find another open campground. Not happy.
09/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
We would stay here again - on any clam-bake night! 5504 Colorado Avenue, Sheffield Lake, OH. Watch for the lighted sign at the entrance road. Most of the RVs are permanent. Site is not well kept - dirty. The entire campground needs to be raked for garbage. The clambake was amazingly tasty. We would go back just for the clambake. Nothing about the campground is updated. It is an easy 45 minute drive to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Not a resort. Most people would turn around and not stay the night. Dirty.
09/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Very nice host - working from his home he was happy to show us to our site when we pulled in to camp at about 8 PM. This is an older camp, with a newer owner who is working to spruce up the campground with his wife and son. This is not resort camping. We enjoyed the mature trees and the campground was very quiet, as most of the campers are permanent with residents not staying in their trailers. I think only one other RV was stopping in for the night. The area has been hard-hit by the economy, so visitors are appreciated.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Busy weekend with everyone out enjoying the great weather. We were surprised to have no electric-only openings at this Polk County Park. We enjoyed our waterfront view in the "primitive" area without water, nor electricity. Watching the pelican migration (yes really!) was a very nice bonus. Horses on the trails were fun to watch, and on a previous visit we'd booked a trail ride at the Jester Park Equestrian Center. Primitive area has a marvelous view of the stars. I'd hope that someday a dog park will be added to the park.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Really nice hosts!!! The smiled and welcomed us to the campground. When we asked about propane filling, the reply was filling is available for another 15 minutes tonight. Then after parking another camper, he returned to pick up us and the propane tank! It was so nice to have a golf-cart ride back up the very steep hill with our heavy full-propane-tank! Very steep hill down to the dog park may be troublesome for some, but we had no difficulty. The smallish off-leash was nicely mowed and very clean. Road noise is to be expected from the location close to both interstates. Watch for the KOA signs, as our Google Map wanted us to stop too early. The turn-off is not at the top of the hill - keep going down and watch for the KOA sign to the left. We will return when passing through the area.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
So clean! Manicured entrance was impressive, and the roomy sites did not disappoint. While some sites have small trees, all sites were separated by brushy areas that provided nice privacy. The parking sites and roads were level and great for walking. No alcohol policy, and neighbors were wonderful families our our loop.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Easy in and easy out. Good for travelers passing through Iowa. Interstate noise in the background is easily covered with an air-conditioner or a furnace.
09/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
No out of season activities and both pools were closed. $59 for a night near Niagara Falls is to be expected, I guess. The next-door amusement park would be convenient for kids. Sites closest to the office are closest to the amusement park and sites back-to-back with windows a foot apart. We was glad to have no one near us during this end of season. We will stay again.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We came because a good friend invited us to a friend's rally. We will be back to stay at the lovely campground on the Missouri River! We were delighted to stay one row from the river with a nice view of the fun activities. Clean campsites, and shaded sites further from the river will keep us coming back. The nice aquatic center adjoining the camp is new and a nice opportunity for fun!
07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
I think this may be a nice park after the lake is dredged and filled again. There is a note upon registration to conserve energy to help the state parks' budgets. The campground roads need to be graded to fill ruts caused by the extreme amount of rain in 2010. We might try the campground again later.
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
When we pulled into the park on Sunday afternoon, we thought the campground was full with all the cars and boat trailers and people. The campground beyond the day-parking area had numerous open sites. Shortly after setting up camp the day users left the beach and all was peaceful! Watching the barges from our site right on the beach was interesting as night fell. The concert pads, and wide sites were a pleasant surprise. Scott County Parks have created a wonderful place to camp and we will be back!
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