Made reservations for a pull through site and was assured that would not be a problem. When I got here, they put me on a back-in, hill site. There was not enough room for me to disconnect the trailer without the truck going over a hill. Was led to site by one of the rudest people that I have met in recent times. After the treatment that I received here, I would not even go back to Des Moines. Stay away from this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Layout of sites and utilities is very erratic and poorly defined. Many sites are not level. Signage is non-existent until you actually enter the fair grounds. Entry from the west on E. Grand Ave is easiest. It is a very pleasant place when it is not crowded, but could be difficult if anything significant is going on at the fair grounds. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an interesting fairgrounds campground. While there are 1800 sites, only about 50 of them are level enough to handle big rigs. We were fortunate that we stayed when there wasn't much activity going on in the fairgrounds. The campground would be difficult to negotiate if it were crowded. If you do stay at off-event times, pick a site on the top of the hill and you will enjoy beautiful views of Des Moines. Call ahead to get directions to the campgrounds. May or may not stay here again in our motorhome. This is not a good place to stay for just a stopover as it is a bit tough to get into. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are 1800 sites with 600 of them being full hookup. We camped on a hilltop overlooking the fairgrounds and the city of Des Moines. While there are a great number of level sites, some of the sites are on the side of the hills and look impossible to even camp on. This park is located on the east side of Des Moines and is convenient for shopping and restaurants. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When the state fair is not going on there are over 1800 sites available. It is a beautiful location on the hill overlooking the fairgrounds and not too far from the interstates. The entrance to the campground is through the fairground which appears to be a small town setting. There is golf nearby, shopping etc. With our motorhome antenna we were able to bring in 3 stations however for WiFi we had to go to the local library. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.