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10 RV Parks near Chariton, Iowa
Sep 2017 - $16.00
Stayed here for Labor Day weekend the campground was full, beautiful trees and shade, you will need to clean everything that is left outside as it will be covered in sap from the trees. We had a great weekend overall, but the lots are a little small , we would highly recommend this park. - Candbs
May 2008 - $16.00
Be careful if coming from the North through town, our GPS wanted us to route us under a bridge less than 10 ft high. The RedBuds were in full bloom and beautiful. The fishing is apparently very good here and in the area. The campsites are quite close so it gets a 7 instead of a nine. - stetwood
May 2018 - $30.00
The campground was extremely clean and well maintained. The bathhouse was always stocked and taken care of. The showers were just like home ones. There is swimming, paddle boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. They do family events as well with potlucks for the whole campground and dances. Our children have a blast here. The view is fantastic and the fellow campers have always been friendly. We stayed in the cabins and they were fabulous. Has all the amenities, very spacious, well kept.The owners go above and beyond to make sure your stay is great. We enjoyed our stay so much the first time that we are now frequent fliers to this campground. It has become our favorite. You can follow them on Facebook to see what's happening. - Spikec6
Jul 2018 - $10.00
We found this campground while on the road en route from northern IL to Kansas. Rate reflects national Senior pass. It had walk-in sites available for the 3 nights we could stay, and we called ahead to confirm it. When we arrived the volunteer hosts drove us around to check out the sites that were available to us, which was very helpful. They were really nice! We chose F4 in the F loop that was separate from the loops where the shower buildings were located. There were only 16 sites in that loop. Our back-in site was long enough for our trailer and rig, and we could even open the ramp and get out the motorcycle. There was a dump station and across the road a bathroom with shower along the road to the F loop, but the bathroom was full of bugs and spiders - I wouldn't have been able to shower there! In the loop there were pit toilets. The other loops had nice shower buildings that were more than adequate, but we had enough water to be self-sufficient for our three nights. Electric only in our loop, make sure you have water on board. The lake is really nice, and we had beautiful views of the water and the fantastic storm clouds that were visible at sunset across the lake. There are other campgrounds around the lake administered by the Corps of Engineers. We checked them out and they seem nice as well. This is an out-of-the-way spot that's peaceful, quiet, and beautiful. And the volunteer hosts that were here during our stay were kind and helpful. The actual loop in F section seemed kind of tight for a rig of our size - 45' fifth wheel and HDT, total 68' connected. Our site was between the road and the "loop circle". We chose to head for the loop and go part way, then back up and leave instead of trying to go around the tight circle with all the vehicles in the way. That worked out ok. We hope to return and spend enough time to take out the paddle boards.
Electricity options vary based on the site - pay attention to the descriptions on recreation.gov
Dump stations available - the ones in the larger loop area are easier to get into for larger rigs so that's where we dumped on our way out. The dump station on the way to F loop seems to be designed to dump as you arrive, not as you leave. - Denise and Glenn
Sep 2014 - $19.00
This is the state park, not the expensive resort with the same name only 3 miles down the road. There are 28 full hookup pull-through (50 amp) grass/gravel somewhat level sites. There are other tenting and electric-only sites. The park is rustic and not as well maintained as other state parks, but very nice. There is a fire ring/grill. The other sites would be considered lake view. Did have issues with the tiny bugs coming in when you open the door. The location is remote to major cities and I would come with supplies. We would return if in the area. - westie0506
Aug 2013 - $19.00
This park is awesome! Concrete circle drive around campsite and concrete biking along the roads which is scenic and deer are visible. We were able to pick up AT&T E for an Internet connection. Showers were clean. Only down side we found were thick swarms of gnats under the trees especially at night. We want to come back, loved the easy/scenic biking this park provided! Full hook ups at $19, can't beat it!! - joebren
Jun 2013 - $19.00
Nice state park with pull-through full hookup sites. Nice fire ring with swinging grill for cooking. Close access to the beautiful lake. Our site was roomy and shaded. The bugs are bad this summer so have bug spray with you. Check for ticks if walking the trails because they were thick. - truckn2gether
Aug 2013 - $49.00
The resort itself is beautiful, The campsites has all concrete pull through sites with full hook ups. However, there is no shower house, no shade, no Wi-Fi. The pool and water park is at least half mile away. For the price not worth it to us. Don't be misled, another State Park is a short distance away w full hook ups, see the reviews. - joebren
Apr 2013 - $44.00
Stayed here, as we have for the two previous years. The experience was 'consistent'. Virtually no other RVers, great site near the lake, lots to do here for us and our dogs. The golf course is a great experience, and no rain this year helped. My wife got to 'track' her dogs and really enjoyed it a lot, except for the ticks. Still no cable TV and internet was almost non-existent. Still a very good time. - Pigdoc
Aug 2012 - $49.00
Love this resort. The staff is employed by an consultant agency and not DNR state employees. They are not knowledgeable in the activities that go on with the resort and will not offer you any information. Research the resort on the website for their activities before you go. Campground is clean, needs more readable signs for directions to some of the sites. There are no bathrooms or shower house available for campers. All activities require you to drive to them. We camped for 3 nights with a small dog. Our 11 year old loved the water park. - cybrsynrgy
Aug 2019 - $20.00
MCP's 140 acres contains a 7-acre fishing lake, a campground with 100 graveled sites, modern restroom facilities, individual shower rooms, picnic shelters and playground equipment. A basketball court, baseball and softball fields are also located in the park. The Marion County Historical Society maintains a historical village at the park. There is a campground host. About half the campsites are water & elec and the other half water, elec & sewer. Most pads are long, some are fairly level, others not so. Most campsites can be reserved online (see MCP's websites Facilities page for details). The park was quiet and not very busy mid-week.
Note: it gets busy for the Sprint Car races in Knoxville, especially during the Nationals in August. Easy drive into Knoxville for supplies, restaurants, brewery, etc. - OTR-again
May 2017 - $25.00
The best public park we have stayed in. Long, mostly level back in. Easy to back in for people like me who struggle to back in. Kudos to the camp host for keeping the bathrooms very clean. Shaded sites and plenty of room. Near town but quiet. Strongly recommend. - Teach123
May 2016 - $25.00
This is a great FSU county park. The pads are long and for the most part level. This may be the only county park in Iowa that gives a $2.00 discount for having an America the Beautiful card. - rving4fun
Jul 2019 - $11.00
A small state park on Lake Ahquabi. Camping site are packed in. Since many site are "designated walk-in" it was difficult to pull a 40' Fifth Wheel through the park looking for a site. - DMAC57
Sep 2018 - $16.00
Only trash emptied was the big blue dumpster when it was overflowing. Two open trash barrels half full of trash attracting many flies. Flies everywhere. Mosquitoes at night. No cleaning of bathroom rooms, showers, or fire pits. No security lighting except of lights above entry ways into shower house. - Neola Fritz
Aug 2016 - $18.00
The roads and sites are very tight and not conducive for big rigs. We moved four different times to get a semi-level site which still maxed out our leveling system. Difficult to get satellite. Park people were nice. - The DnD Adventure
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Nothing has changed in a year. Still good for an overnight if you are going to Knoxville speedway. Clean and safe with hook ups. Lots of room if it is not Nationals week. - acadiandave
Jun 2015 - $40.00
A great park if you are going to Knoxville speedway or the Museum. It is within walking distance of the track, but it is a long walk. Spots are small and not level, but with water sewer and electric hook ups it is much better than being right at the track. Please note there are two campgrounds right beside each other and can be a little confusing. Just look for the Sprint car sign out front. - acadiandave
Jul 2016 - $10.00
Picnic tables were in need of repair and/or replacement.
Park appeared well maintained.
Rules were not enforced by park attendants. Basic rules of park like no parking cars on grass areas of camping site, more than allowed number of tents, etc., on a single campsite were not followed. Patrols by ranger, law enforcement & attendant did not address these issues. - Iowa Native
Aug 2016 - $18.00
This campground is great for views of the lake; however, the gravel road leading in to the campground is TERRIBLE. Not sure if we would come back here just because of the 3+ miles of very bad gravel roads. Our motor home was throwing stuff all over because of the very uneven surface and poorly graded gravel.
The restrooms on property were the worst smelling I've ever been to.
The positives almost outweigh the negatives though: great views, close to the lake, walk down an embankment to sandy beach (technically not supposed to swim from, but we did anyway).
There is a small playground for kids, no swings. We stayed in Loop A, which was about 1 mile down from the entrance. This park is VERY big. Also close proximity to the boat dock. Once in the park, the roads are paved and in good condition. Our only issue was the few miles of gravel road to get TO the park. - Travelaire
Sep 2011 - $9.00
Great Corps of Engineers park. Fairly typical services for a COE park. No water available in the "A" campground but spigots around in "B". Rate is the "Senior" rate. Very pleasant and very quiet. - User988