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19 RV Parks near Kalona, Iowa
Jul 2018 - $20.00
We enjoyed the campgrounds. A lot to do for the kids (and adults) including, basketball, tennis, volleyball, baseball and the city pool is right there! Shower house is clean. We also became aquainted with the local chicken, which we named Fred. Amish buggies are common. We got some "Squeaky Cheese" at the cheese factory which was fun. Would return to this campground. It is clean and well kept. Some campsites in the center were kind of close but others on the outer ring were quite spacious with lots of elbow room. - Pilot1769
May 2018 - $20.00
This is a very clean park. Kalona has a great thing going for them. The city had a ball tournament Memorial weekend. We stayed there after it was finished and got a nice site. - 1dinky
May 2017 - $20.00
We visited folks in the area. The sites are end-to-end sites with a back-in requirement if not the first to that lane. Very close to the other sites. Electric 30 amp service was good. A single dump station for the area, which is hard to find. It is located at the corner of the check-in podium. You check-in by filling out a form and putting money in a pole with a slot. Internet is available for a fee through the area provider. No cable. About a dozen air channels available. Good for kids, as it is right in a park. Playground near by. Casey's nearby with the best pizza from any gas station. Very narrow aisles and it will block your ground satellite dishes. Price is right for passing through town. Would stay again. - Redtime21
Sep 2016 - $14.00
We stayed here in a tent on Labor day weekend. Park itself is just okay. They have a lot of level sites, but everything is grass. Our campsite was rutted from an RV that either got stuck in the mud, or just sank in. They only have electricity to each camp site, no dumps. The dump site looked like it would be a challenge to get into, if it was at all muddy.
There are a number of campfire rings around, but not one for each campsite. I saw a few picnic table spread around, but again, not one for each camp site.
The worst part of this camp ground is the bathrooms. They do have high iron in the water, but that is no excuse. It has been a long time since I stayed in a park with such terrible bathrooms. They were filthy dirty, and didn't look like they had any attention for quite some time. The bathrooms appeared to not have had any maintenance for a long time, and certainly no upgrades.
I also didn't see any staff around. That being said, I didn't spend much time at the park, so they could have been in later on.
We will not be staying here next year, if there are any other options available. - John316
Aug 2016 - $18.00
Let me start out by saying this park does have WiFi, however you have to pay to use. There are 4 sites per electric pole but only room for 2 rigs. Parking is on grass, but fairly level. Dump station a different set-up, it's a pull in and back out. It's not user friendly. Stayed there with a club, as a single unit I would not return. - rving4fun
Jun 2017 - $15.00
We need a stopover point on a trip from St. Louis to Minneapolis and this was perfect. It's just off Highway 218, easy in and out driving through the small town of Hills, IA. Our Verizon phone and mifi worked fine. The campground sits right along the river, and a few people pulled in for fishing in the evening. A couple other transient campers came in and out during our mid-week stay. It's first come first served, and self pay. When I called the number listed a helpful woman told me based on fees they collected that there should be space - and there was. - Roaming Together
Aug 2018 - $35.00
This campground was a pleasant surprise. We were headed back to Michigan from out west. We had spend the last day or so driving and the kids could use a break. We used one of the mobile apps to find a campground off the highway an hour or so ahead of us. This one had a pool for the kids and ratings seemed ok. This was a first time experience as we usually hit up a Walmart while on the road. It was a Friday afternoon so we were surprised when they could get us right in. The girl on the phone was nice and took our information to reserve the site. Check in was very easy. We were pleasantly surprised that the club house was a real convenience store with beer/wine and an ice cream shop. Kids got ice cream, mom and dad had some cold beer. Lots of kids and families, many are nicely kept seasonal sites. Pool was nice and the kids got a few hours of swimming in before nightfall. Roads were easy to navigate with our 35' + Toad. however, it was a bit hilly and could get a little tight with a bigger rig. We had a pull through site and did not need to disconnect. This made it nice and easy to hit the road in the morning. Great place to stop over if you need a break. - TeamErnzer
Jul 2018 - $34.00
Large campground, mainly on hillside. Restrooms clean and well-stocked, somewhat dated. Many seasonal and permanent sites. Many places for children to play including man-made beach and playground. Pool that is well-cared-for. Roads are coarse gravel with some tight turns. Had little contact with staff. Amana Colonies nearby and the shade at most sites beats the 'camping in a field' feeling people have expressed regarding the Amana Colonies campground. All shopping is some distance from the campground. State park nearby with Devonian Fossil Gorge. Would return. - grandma0942
Jul 2018 - $35.00
Staff good. Kid friendly . Big shade trees. Older park so spaces are close and tight for bigger rigs. Easy access from I 80. A lot of highway noise. Large lagoon near spaces so it can smell. A lot of long term residents. - 69 scotty
Aug 2018 - $20.00
Electricity but no water at the site. Our site was level. Internet was slower but the signal was strong. We received quite a few TV channels. Cell phone service was good. The place was almost empty so that the skies were dark at night. The hiking trails were pretty good with lots and lots of wildflowers everywhere. - J and C
May 2018 - $20.00
Beautiful park. Worked for an overnight stop, but we would have stayed a few days if our trip had allowed. 5 miles off I-80, a mile of park before you reach the campground. Lots of hills for our 38 footer. Sunday night, school in session - lots of sites to choose from. Half the sites are closed for to electrical work. Pull thru and back in sites. Ours was fairly level, some sites are more level than others. Electric at every site, water spigots around park and a dump station. Shower house at entrance, a few pit toilets else where. Walking trails were so inviting. A bit of civilized noise (trains, humans) but mostly bird song. And lots of stars. We are planning a longer stay soon. Might want to drive the loops before you pick a site. - Ramblin Rozee
May 2017 - $20.00
We stayed here for 4 nights while visiting family in the area. The North Loop was closed but the park was not crowded. There are pull-through sites as well as back-in sites. We chose a pull-through near the showers. We did need to use Lynx Levelers under the rear tires in order to get level but that was no big deal. The park is convenient to Coralville and Iowa City. The host was very friendly and welcoming. It is a beautiful park with lots of recreation areas - we viewed the prairie area and it was beautiful, even though it was early Spring. They are restoring the lake and that area was interesting to see. You do hear some highway and train noise but that didn't bother us at all. We would definitely stay here again. - Ravengirl
Apr 2014 - $33.00
ALERT: This campground will be closing permanently on June 1, 2014.
We wish every park had their 4 individual restroom/shower combination. Nice, clean, large, good pressure, etc. Small, quiet, lovely park with great friendly staff. Between Cedar Rapids & Iowa City & lots to do. Hookups were good, roads & grass with trees. We would return. - 1yearusa
Aug 2013 - $32.00
If you want a campground that is excellent this is it. It's not a resort with all the noise just a clean, friendly, quiet campground. - DUKE459
Jul 2013 - $35.00
We stayed overnight in this campground when returning from vacation. I requested and was provided a long pull-through so that I did not have to unhook my camper. Campground was clean and well cared for and the office staff was friendly, making this a good campground for an overnight stay. The campground does have one strange feature : The entry road to the larger sites is before the office making it necessary to back up to make the turn into the road. While it is a straight back-up with longer units your camper will end up backing onto the main road so it is important to watch for traffic (fortunately it is a rural road with little traffic). - Greg and Kim
Jul 2018 - $10.00
Linder Point Campground has two sections. The full hook-ups have a concrete pad and are all close to the shower house. If you get electric only the sites are gravel (expect to do some leveling) but are about as spacious as it gets in a campground. This campground is not as close to the beach as the West Overlook but is still within walking distance. When we camped here it was very quiet, great shower house and a first rate system of hiking trails. Bicycle trails are right down the road as well. Would definitely camp here again. - Dan Ratcliff
Jun 2017 - $13.00
We stayed at the Linder Point area. Site was long but please watch large limb overhang. If you have a tall unit, as we do, if not very careful it would cause damage. - phyllen
Oct 2016 - $13.00
We had a site in the Linder Point campground. It had a cement pad which was just large enough for our camper and the truck. The hookups were all okay and in the right place. We were right at the entrance but were not bothered by any traffic. Plenty of room for us to sit away from our neighbors. We had several OTA channels and access to our data carrier.
Nice campground but there is a newer one along the river that seems much nicer. Would try and stay there on another visit. - John Borajkiewicz
Oct 2017 - $14.00
Tent camp sites 12 & above are in the trees, more secluded; 11 & below are in more of a grassy meadow with only a few trees. You check in at the RV campground. Clean restrooms & showers. Devonian Fossil Gorge way cool (short visit.) Make sure you have the GPS coordinates to find it. - CleanAndSafe
Jul 2014 - $30.00
This is a beautiful camping spot, however it is rather confusing to make reservations online. There are 5 campgrounds, very few with full hookups. We couldn't get a full hookup online, only electric, so not sure if that can only be done once you arrive at the campground. It seems that the 'electric only' sites are available when searching sites online. When you get your site number, it is in a shorthand code, so be sure to print the map off their website so you know where to go. There is no legend for the code on their site but it's pretty straight forward. The directions on their site tell you that West Overlook Rd. goes to the park entrance. This is only true if your site is at this particular campground. There was nobody to help at this entrance's office. There was a sign that tells you to 'find your site' then come back to register or fill out paperwork there if nobody is in the office. Many campers don't understand that, especially if they made online reservations and paid online for their spot. We were lucky to find someone from the area that was camping in West Overlook and they led us to our site, which was clear across the other side of the dam. Later in the evening the park ranger came by and told us we had to go to the office to register so that we could get a tag to hang off the rear-view mirror in our car. Needless to say the check-in process was frustrating. That being said, it was a beautiful site (we were in Tailwater East) and campers here were there to enjoy nature. There were no motorized vehicles, other than cars. We would camp here again now that we know how it works. - Ro&Don
Oct 2018 - $26.00
We stayed at the Tailwater West campground at the Dam Complex COE. The weather was a bit cool, and the water was a bit high on the river outflow from the dam. The campground, however, was excellent. We had water and 50 amp; there are also sites with sewer. The campground is not easy to get to from I-80, but it was nice once we were there. There are multiple camp sites as part of the Dam Complex. We would love to come back to this site in the summer, as they were getting near the end of the season when we were there. Iowa City is about 10 minutes away, with lots to do in the city. The campground has trails, fishing, picnic areas and a fossil gorge for exploration. - SandmannRV
Jul 2017 - $10.00
Beautiful well maintained park. We stayed here in a travel trailer and the price reflects our golden age past. Very quiet, about 6 miles from Iowa city. We were visiting family and will definitely come back. Only electricity is available at the campsite, but fresh water and a dump station is provided and very convienent. - Sharlou
Jun 2016 - $10.00
Rate reflects 50% senior discount. This is a beautiful park, very well maintained, and not far off I-80 near Iowa City. The staff is friendly and anxious to please. We occupied site W-56, which is overlooking the lake. Almost all the sites are back-in, and there are quite a few sites in the non-reservation area that do not appear to be at all level. A number of sites are in deep woods, with no hope of a satellite signal. Two complaints: 1) if you don't have a reservation, you must first occupy a non-reserved site with your rig before proceeding to the office to pay. This can be quite a long walk, or require disconnecting your coach so that you can drive to the office. 2) the only water spigot we could find was up at the dump station, located at the park exit. The swim beach is clean and the water fairly clear. We will stay here again when passing through. - papafox