We were very impressed with this COE campground. We had a large and level site with a lake view. We found the host to be friendly and helpful. We had good reception on our Verizon phones and hot spot. It's an eight or nine mile drive off of I-35 but worth the drive. We would stay here again on future travel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very disappointing COE campground and we probably won’t stay here again. For starters, the volunteers insisted on assigning us a spot instead of letting us choose our own (like we do in all other COE campgrounds). As a result, we got a small spot with very little space for being outside. Luckily, no one came in on the site next to us, so that helped. In the morning, we were awakened by the sound of lawn mowers. We thought surely we’d slept in, but soon found out it was only 7 a.m. When we asked the host about it, he said quiet time ended at 7 a.m. and the contractors always started mowing that early. Needless to say, we can’t recommend this campground, especially when there are several others from which to choose in the area. Price reflects our Senior Pass Discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice COE campground on Saylorville Lake, east of the interstate a ways. Large campground with many loops. Situated on a ridge above the lake with no direct access. Our site was fairly un-level, but could compensate. Many sites are not level, but not terrible. Shady, which helped with the mid 90's temps we experienced during our trip. Other than the distance from the interstate, a great place to overnight. Very quiet during mid-week, probably very busy on weekends being on a high use lake. Rate reflects Senior Pass. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the campgrounds at Saylorville Lake, near Des Moines, IA and a short distance west of Ankeney. The campsites are big and level. We had a 50 amp site. There are no water/sewer sites but you can get good drinking water near the entrance. There's also a dump station there. While we'd like to have a FHU site, this was just fine for a family visit in the Des Moines area. We'll certainly be back there again. The price reflects our America the Beautiful senior pass. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice Corp of Engineers campground located on Saylorville lake. Both reserved and non-reserved sites. A few 50 amp sites and a few sites with water. Paved interior roads and gravel sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.