Central Iowa Campgrounds
Central Iowa has a variety of campground options to make your next visit a great one. The list below is categorized by direction (East, West, North and South) from the 2012 Farm Progress Show site.

SPECIAL NOTE: There is on-site camper parking and the site will take all that fit - on a first-come, first-served basis. However, your camper must be self-contained. If you want hookups, please use one of the facilities outlined below.

WEST

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Rd, Boone, IA 50036
515.432.1417
www.campfireusaia.org/CampHantesa_About.php
Space for more than 300 people. Cabins, lodges and bedrooms. Meal service available. Prices vary between $40-$120 per night. On site activities such as climbing, swimming pool and nature trails also available. Please discuss at time of booking.

Boone County Fairgrounds
1601 Industrial Park Rd, Boone, IA 50036
515.432.5899
www.boonecountyfairia.com

There are 35 camping units: All with electricity and water hook-ups, showers and bathroom facilities.

Don Williams Campground
672 Hawkeye Ln, Ogden, IA 50212
515.275.9906
www.co.boone.ia.us/index.aspx?page=296
Includes picnic area, beach, trails, accessible facilities, playground, restrooms, camping and concessions.

Hidden Acres Christian Center
3837 Union Ave, Dayton, IA 50530
515.547.2751
www.hacamps.org
A variety of overnight facilities available, including 27 inn-style rooms, each with private bath. There are also cabin and lodge facilities (with bunk-style rooms); 100 camping sites (50 include full electricity and water hook-ups). Overnight rentals also include use of Family Life Center (indoor pool, hot tub, game room, gym and sitting area with TV), lake and other recreational options.

Iowa 4-H Center (Cabins, cottages, lodge)
1991 Peach Ave, Madrid, IA 50156
515.795.3338
www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/center

Ledges State Park
1515 P Ave, Madrid, IA 50156
515.432.1852
iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com
There are 94 campsites: 40 with electricity, all modern (showers and toilets), and water and dump station available April through October. Hiking, playground and picnic areas throughout the site.

Swede Point Recreational Area
1601 322nd Ln, Madrid, IA 50156
515.795.2809
www.co.boone.ia.us/index.aspx?page=299
There are 30 campsites: All with modern restrooms and showers. 24 are electric campsites. There are picnic areas, hiking and playgrounds.

EAST

Hickory Grove Park
67382 250th St, Colo, IA 50056
515.232.2516
http://www.mycountyparks.com
There are 43 modern camping sites: All include a shower house with flush toilets, a beach area, picnic area and shelters, hiking canoeing and boating.

Twin Anchors
68132 US Highway 30, Colo, IA 50056
641.377.2243
www.twinanchorscampground.com
There are modern restrooms and showers, a laundry room, beach area, playground and two dumping stations

Central Iowa Fairgrounds
1308 East Olive St, Marshalltown, IA
641.753.3671
E-mail:
cifa@pcpartner.net
www.centraliowafair.com

Timmons Grove County Park
1801 Marsh Ave, Marshalltown, IA
641.752.5490
E-mail:
mccb@co.marshall.ia.us
www.mycountyparks.com

Riverview Park
402 Woodland St, Marshalltown, IA
641.754.5715
E-mail:
parksec@ci.marshalltown.ia.us
ci.marshalltown.ia.us/static/departments/parks/riverview_campground.php

Shady Oaks Campground
2370 Shady Oaks Rd, Marshalltown, IA
641.752.2946
www.bigtreehouse.net/shadyoaks.html

Timber Valley RV Park
2552 Smith Ave, Marshalltown, IA
641.752.4114

Grammer Grove Wildlife Area
2030 127th St, Liscomb, IA
641.752.5490
www.mycountyparks.com

Otter Creek Lake & Park
2283 Park Rd, Toledo, IA
641.484.2231
E-mail: tccb@tamacounty.org

www.tamacounty.org/conserv.html

Outback Campground & Resort
3220 H Ave, Tama, IA
641.484.3611
E-mail: camphost@mchsi.com
www.outbackcamp.com

Pilgrim Heights Camp Retreat
3005 E Ave, Montour, IA
641.492.6165
E-mail:
contactus@pilgramheights.org
www.pilgrimheights.org

Pine Lake State Park
22628 County Highway S56, Eldora, IA
641.858.5832
iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com

Rock Creek State Park
5627 Rock Creek East, Kellogg, IA
641.236.3722
E-mail:
rock_creek@dnr.iowa.gov
iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com

Union Grove State Park
1215 220th St, Gladbrook, IA
641.473.2566
E-mail: union_grove@dnr.iowa.gov
iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com

NORTH

Whispering Oaks Campground and RV - Good Sam Park
1011 Timberland Dr, Story City, IA 50248
515.733.4663
www.whisperingoakscampground.net

There are 100 available campsites: All include water and electricity, restrooms, showers, a laundry room and picnic area.
NORTHWEST

Bells Mill Park
3100 Bells Mill Rd, Stratford, IA 50249
515.832.9570
www.mycountyparks.com

Briggs Woods
2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA 50595
515.832.9570
www.mycountyparks.com
There are 81 available campsites, RV and tent units. There are 30 full hook-up sites, with water, sewer and electricity. Beach area and shelters.

Brushy Creek Recreation Area (Fort Dodge)
3175 290 St, Lehigh, IA
515.543.8298
iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com
There are 15 units: 62 campsites have electrical hook-ups.

Dolliver State Park
2757 Dolliver Park Ave, Lehigh, IA
515.359.2542
iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com

Kennedy Park
1415 Nelson Ave, Fort Dodge, IA
515.576.4258
www.mycountyparks.com

Webster County Fairgrounds
22770 Old Highway 169, Fort Dodge, IA
515.955.3764
SOUTH

Adventureland Inn
305 34th Ave NW, Altoona, IA 50009
515.266.2121
www.adventureland-inn.com/lodging/campground

Acorn Valley (Saylorville Lake)
5600 NW 78th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131
515.276.0429
www.reserveamerica.com
108 Available units in the site: Includes a picnic area, shelters, restrooms, showers and a dump station.

Cherry Glen Campground (Saylorville)
4338 NW 94th St, Polk City, IA  50226
515.964.8792
www.reserveamerica.com
127 available campsites with electrical hook-ups.

Jester Park Campgrounds
11407 NW Jester Park Dr, Granger, IA 50109
515.323.5366
www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/parks-trails/14-jester-park  
Offers 252 campsites: 52 electric sites, equestrian campsites, picnic areas, hiking and a playground.

Prairie Flower Recreation Area (Saylorville)
5600 NW 78th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131
515.984.6925
www.reserveamerica.com
94 campsites: Includes showers, restrooms and a dump station.

Walnut Woods State Park
3155 Walnut Woods Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265
515.285.4502
iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com
23 campsites: 8 with electrical hook-ups, modern restrooms and a dump station. There are no shower facilities.

Yellow Banks Park
6801 SE 32nd Ave, Pleasant Hill, IA 50317
515.266.1563
www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/parks-trails/20-yellow-banks-park
60 units available: Includes picnic area, shelters and electric hook-ups.