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8 RV Parks near Manning, Iowa
We did however find 8 campgrounds within 25 miles of Manning. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Manning in the left hand column.
Jul 2017 - $19.00
So, this is a hard park to comment on. Let me say first that the camp hosts were great. The lake and the surrounding green space areas are very nice. You can rent canoes, paddle boats and kayaks just a short walk from the RV sites. And, in the part of the RV park that we were in (upper level), there were great old trees giving us fantastic shade. We wanted a full hookup and got the last site available (the park is first come - no reservations). The sites are all gravel with a picnic table. So, this is where it gets hard to explain. We had to pull in truck first (pulling a 32' fifth wheel) to have the utilities on the correct side. But, the site was not a pull through! And, we needed to unhook to go into town. If the row of sites in front of me had had campers in them, I would not have been able to get my truck out after unhooking. But I was able to pull out because a couple of the sites were still open in front of our site. When I returned a couple of hours later, only one site remained open. So, I entered through that site and got my truck into position so that I could hook up and then back out, the next day, the way that I originally came in. There was a small space running between my row of sites and the ones in front. That is why I was able to get my truck back into position so that I could hook back up. When we left the next day, all the sites in front of us were filled. The only way to leave was to back out, which was really tough because the people in the sites behind me were now parking their vehicles partially in the road, which was pretty narrow to begin with. Most of the sites in the park are not full hookups. And, if you don't need full hookups, there are some better sites than what we had. The park sites are small and just not designed for the larger RVs being used nowadays. The town of Carroll (about 10,000 pop) is about 3 miles away and has plenty of amenities. Swan Lake in total is nice and I would still recommend it, even with the RV site challenges. - littleapple
May 2016 - $18.00
I believe this county park caters to the residents of Carroll County. Check-in time is 5:30 AM and check-out time is 6:30 PM. We have seen a number of people drop off their rig early in the morning then go to work. Then come back to this park after work with their family, have dinner then leave. At least a quarter of the sites had rigs on them but not used. I would image that during the summer almost all of the sites would be taken by local residents.
As you drive into Swan Lake the lower level campground will be on your left. This loop is mostly treeless and near the water's edge. This section has water and electrical (30/20 amp) utilities but no sewer. The upper loop is at the top of the short hill. The upper loop is treed (well pruned) and has FHU with 30/20 amp electrical service. A dump station was just built but not very well thought out.
The lay of the land is unusual. There is gravel road in the middle of the loop but you would not know it unless you look very closely. All of the interior roads and sites are on gravel and none are level. The sewer in the upper loop is flush with the ground and difficult to find. The water spigot and electrical box is shared between two sites. The electrical voltage was good - hovering around 121 but there were not many people using it. All sites had a picnic table and a fire ring. There was good Verizon reception for both WiFi and phone service. Swan Lake has WiFi but it was very weak.
There are two bath houses, both located in the upper section of the park. This was the standard brick building with one shower in each bath house. The showers were on a timer via a push button and the water temperature could not be regulated. We chose not to us the bathrooms.
It rained heavily for a few days during our stay but there were very few puddles. There was some train noise but not bad. It was quiet and dark at night. We would only come back to this campground off season. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
Jul 2012 - $12.00
Stayed here for a month in July, 2012. Site host was great. Long-term spaces are pull through, but most are very tight for a 36' 5er (getting out was a You-Tube moment), internet was just fair, TV reception was OK, but not great, really nice neighbors mostly, pet friendly. The best camping site are mostly tent sites or not full service sites, but lake is great with beautiful evening walks. - Pigdoc
Oct 2017 - $18.00
Campground is within beautiful county park w/fishing lake, paved trails, nature center. We were in lower campground w/back in sites. Plenty room to back in 37' 5th wheel with room to park p/u. Lots of colorful shade trees. No sewer, but dump station. - Danalex
Aug 2017 - $18.00
This is specifically a review of the north campground, at the top of the hill. This is a newer campground with sites suitable for longer RVs like our 41 foot MH. The lower campground sites appear to be shorter. Water and electric only, with solid power. No shade in the north campground, but the lower one has lots of trees. Hookups are side-by-side, with alternate parking direction required to reach the utilities. Our stay here was quite nice. There was at most one other RV in this CG midweek, so it was quiet. The lower CG was busier. The park itself is nice, with a lake, shelters and nice views. Self-register, no reservations. Verizon phone and internet worked here. - JA1800
Apr 2017 - $15.00
We were looking for an interesting place to stay in the general area to break up a long drive. We're self contained and don't use the facilities except for an occasional shower. We visited in April. This is a nice small campground. The fee is $15 per night. There are 40 relatively small, flat sites with full hook ups. Most are partially shaded. There's a small bath house with hot shower. There's no wifi. Verizon cell coverage was ok. There is no ATT coverage. - dsvt
Jul 2017 - $13.00
Very well kept park. Nice grassy and shaded sites. No problems with my satellite and WiFi was great. Only parked overnight but if plans could have been changed, I would stay longer. Love it. - Gypsygirl2017
Jun 2017 - $13.00
Nothing fancy about this place - the name says it all: it is in the backyard of the owners, with farmland all around. The site was reasonably level, but just grass - if it had been rainy, I could see where it could be soft for a heavy RV. The sign on the door said to pick a site and someone would come around to collect... they didn't, but they do have envelopes so you can self-pay/register. It was adequate for an overnight, and we would stay here again if in the area. - DreamCaptn
Aug 2017 - $22.00
Under 10 sites. Neat as a pin, quiet. Laundromat, gas station, restaurant on site with reasonably priced and good food. Close to freeway. A great place to stay if just passing thru. We would stay again!! - jano55
Aug 2011 - $20.00
Five miles East of I-80. Grassy sites with full hook ups including cable TV. Close to Danish Windmill and restaurant with great food. Area is a Danish community with a museum and other points of interest to see. Showers and laundry room available at the Village Station store where you check in. For the price, and the food, we will stay there again. - JAMM
Aug 2018 - $15.00
Stayed 1 night, also paid a $4 reservation fee. Great park, isolated and quiet. Most sites were empty on a Sunday night, most looked level, some ... not so much. Ours was level, FHU if you parked 15' away from the tower, water and sewer was even farther. Camp host had a space, but never saw anyone, maybe it was because a busy weekend was over. Lots of rabbits and birds. Would stay again. - Nevada Nick
Jul 2018 - $11.00
Every single RV site was sold out Friday-Sunday the third weekend in July. Iowans must be devout campers! We had to squeeze into a tent site (#79). Pretty state park with a nice lake, green lawns, lots of trees. - GordonsvilleGal
Jun 2018 - $19.00
Nice rural campground on a small lake. A few sites have full hookups but most are electric only. Some are reservable in advance and some are first-come first-serve. AT&T signal good. Sites are gravel with grass and table. They are spacious but need some leveling. - pbastedo
Jun 2015 - $15.00
Make reservations before arriving. Reservations can be made with Kiron City Hall. The campground is right on the all grass ball field with 15amp electricity available at the light poles. There are no sites, just park where you'd like, in somewhat flat area. A single water spigot is available. My Verizon worked here. We might return. - AluminumCloud