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12 RV Parks near Oakland, Iowa
We did however find 12 campgrounds within 25 miles of Oakland. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Oakland in the left hand column.
Aug 2018 - $15.00
Very poorly designed park. Fire pits way too close to the parking - Less than 5 feet! Had to use the one from the empty spot next to us. No pull throughs and the backing in to the spots almost impossible because they are too narrow. Bathroom is nearly a whole city block from the closest campsite. No place to sit while dressing in the shower area. No mirrors at all in the bathroom or shower. It is built to be a storm shelter, but as I said, no where to sit- and seriously, a block to run in dangerous weather? They do have stalls for handicap accessibility - but being so far from the campgrounds it is kind of pointless. This campgrounds is fairly new, and should be much better shape than it is. The views are pretty, has a boat ramp, good fishing and the dam is very close. Nice playground by the bathroom - but who wants to send your kids that far away and out of site from the campgrounds? Only a couple of spots long enough for larger campers and there has always been someone parked in them. You would have to back in, unhook your Tow vehicle and park it in the visitor parking. We have a little SUV and our trailer only 12' and we took up the whole slot. Bad cellular reception. No camp hosts. If you have a problem you are on your own! - Wisernow
Jun 2010 - $14.00
Grassy lots, had to move out because of rain. Campground not mowed. Mosquito problem so bad that we could not sit outside. Not for RV's because there is no rock on camp site and you will sink in. - dlbof
Jul 2017 - $16.00
We were at Beeds Lake State Park in Hampton, Iowa a couple of years ago and I did a review on it then. Things are the same as they were then. We had a back in site on our previous visit, but this time we ended up in a "parallel parking" site. This time we arrived during the county fair which takes place close by and the place was full. Our parallel parking site worked out just fine, although I chose it because it was on the end of the row and with a bit more elbow room than most. The 50 amp electric was solid and restrooms and showers were okay. I had a decent 4G signal until each evening. At that point the signal was strong enough but I think all the fair goers were overloading the system. Because of trees I was unable to get the Dish western arc satellites so I swapped out LNB's and aimed for the eastern arc which I got with no problems. Our feeling about Beeds Lake is about the same as it was before: it's a nice spot if you are okay with electric only, an odd parking setup, and being 10 miles or so off of I35. - nazpaz
Jul 2015 - $17.00
Beeds Lake State Park is well-known and popular with the locals and is otherwise just a bit too far off the beaten track of I-35 in northern Iowa to be discovered by travelers journeying between Des Moines and Minneapolis. A short 10 mile drive east from I-35 brings you to a pretty, tree-lined lake and state park. The campground is more or less divided between RV sites and grassy tent sites, and the RV sites are somewhat divided again between a few pull-through sites or more or less standard back-in sites around the parameter of the campground and "parallel parking" campsites up and down the roads in the middle of the campground. Those campsites are interesting to say the least. RVs line up in "parallel parking" mode, with the people opposite one another sharing a grassy strip between them. Over the Independency Day weekend several RVs were so close end-to-nose that the fellow in back had to wait for the folks in front to get hooked up and out before they could hookup to move. All the above seemed to work and the grassy strips between the lines of campers looked like one, big happy block party. When the campground isn't packed the parallel parking sites function at convenient pull-throughs. The lake was built by the CCC a long time ago and they built a large stone "stair step" dam that functions as a beautiful waterfall. You might want to know that all the RV sites are 50/30 amp only with no water or sewer hookups. There are water spigots scattered around the campground so it's easy enough to fill up with fresh water upon arriving. However, there is only one dump station for the entire campground. After the busy weekend there was a line of people waiting their turn at the dump station. The campground boasts a couple of new shower houses and restrooms. I had a clear sky for satellite TV and my Verizon phone got a weak, but working, 4G connect. We often heard the trains in the near distance but it wasn't a big deal. - nazpaz
Sep 2018 - $22.00
Stayed here two nights on our way through Iowa. Self-serve check-in, with drop box for cash payments, was easy. Nice wooded setting with surprisingly good free wifi. Our FHU back-in site was level and quiet with ample space between sites. Site was long enough that we did not have to disconnect the 5th wheel. Roads were open enough to drive around easily with our big rig, and easily back in. We were back away from the lake, but there are a few water/electric only sites near the water with lake views. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. - Wayne60
May 2014 - $20.00
Quiet, beautiful and heavily treed, some lakeside sites. Very well maintained level sites and the best Wi-Fi signal we've ever had at a campground. We were the only campers on our visit. The only even sort of negative thing I could say is that the bathrooms were basic and unheated. It was 40 degrees this morning! But there was lots of hot water in the showers. - Nortguy
Sep 2016 - $15.00
Small city campground with convenient place to stay if visiting in the area. Be aware there is a creek bridge to drive over to most of the sites in the back 4o. But it is well built and supports our 40ft MH and std side truck. Utilities for our site were a distance from our MH. - pasco1215
Aug 2010 - $14.00
Nice setting but the park is poorly maintained. Fire rings had garbage. Layout is very poor, hard to find a good pull through if you are high profile as the trees are not well trimmed. Site was far from level. For $14 it's hard to complain, but the city could do so much better with a little effort and get more $ for the sites. - spiceblender
Jun 2008 - $14.00
This is a municipal park. It has a new shower building. It also has what appears to be new playground equipment for young children. There are 2 sections for camping: the main and the "back 40". The main section has the older big trees and the "back 40" has younger trees. We were here on a Sunday night, and we were the only ones here. The site layout has the sites next to each other with two sites sharing a water spigot. Most of the sites are grass, but a few are gravel. The area outside the campground (the north end) used to be an old gravel pit (according to the sign) and there are many ponds and streams. There is a stream crossing if you dare to take your vehicle across. We were here after some major storms, and the stream was running pretty quickly and was high. You can also primitive camp in the north end along the ponds and streams. Overall this is a very pretty city park with lots of grass and just enough trees to provide shade. There is a paved path that runs to town (about 1/2 mile). The town of Ackley has an old fashioned soda fountain which was unfortunately closed when we were here. We enjoyed our stay here and would come back for an overnight. I suspect on the weekends they are quite full. - shirleyj62
Sep 2010 - $12.00
Acceptable Municipal park operated by the City of Belmond, Iowa. 16 Mostly level grassy shaded sites. 5 pull through sites (some with trees potentially obstructing slide-out clearance). 8 full hookup sites, 6 with 50 amps; 2 with 20/30 amps. 8 sites with 20/30 amps and water nearby. Dump Station. Bath house with basic but clean facilities. Rates $8 per night for tents, $10 per night for water/electric, $12 for 50 amp full hookup. Some low hanging trees necessitate careful maneuvering with larger vehicles. Payment by cash only through self-service honor box/envelope drop, located at front of bath house. Access to the Iowa River for canoe/kayak launch. 14 days max stay. Iowa River RV Park, 312 River Avenue South (US Route 69), Belmond, IA - BucknJeff
Sep 2017 - $20.00
This is a nice City park with a lake,hiking & biking trails. We have stayed here several times. - NE Travelers
May 2016 - $25.00
Wonderful Iowa County Park in large forested area. Campsites are spread out and range from full hookups to electric only to tent and no hook ups. Hiking trails, fishing, boating and even golf! The full hook up sites are a bit confusing- look at the map in self- registration kiosk. Many are designed for large or small groups with RV's and circle or square off in wagon train style!
The electric only sites are over a small creek and spaced out a bit more. Weekends are busy with lots of local families camping. - NanciRV
Aug 2015 - $25.00
We arrived mid-week for a one night stay. The campground host was friendly and helped us find a spot that we could drive into and out of (it was not really a drive-through but the ground was firm so we did not damage the grass). The sites with full hookups are $25, electric-only are $20.
The sites are quite level. They are crushed stone. There is a fire ring and picnic table for each site.
Iowa county parks are very nice. This is another one. - skigramp
Jun 2018 - $23.00
We stayed here one night, it's first come first serve so we got a water and electric site. About one third of the sites are full hook up and they were all taken. Very nice county park on the Little Wall Lake. Nice walking trails. Obviously a fun recreational and fishing lake. Come prepared, closest store is 2 miles away. Most sites are spacious and have enough room for the slides with large trees for shade. Self pay $25 for FHU, $23 for W&E. Pet and kid friendly. We would stay here again! - 2VetsRVing
Apr 2018 - $25.00
Stayed here many times... nice park, spacious sites. 1st come 1st serve so full hookups seem to fill up fast. Noticed earlier comment by visitor that bathrooms are outdated and not clean. They are as clean as they can get even though outdated. I heard there are plans to build a new shower house and update current, but it all takes money to do so, just like everything else. Easy trip north from the Des Moines area and a quiet family friendly campground. Lake is small but lots of activity by jet skis and boaters. They also have 3 cabins for rent. I've never stayed in a cabin but visited friends that rented. Very nice inside. - lovetocamp24-7
Oct 2017 - $25.00
Beautiful lake and nice grounds, BUT the bathrooms/showers are old, not maintained, and neglected, that's too bad. They need to completely redo the bathrooms and showers. Can't believe people rate cleanliness and repair even good. - Kenlong215
May 2017 - $22.00
The campsites are very close together and not a lot of shade. There is only 1 dumpsite for over 100 campsites. It was a holiday weekend so quite noisy until almost midnight. - LindaHarry
Jun 2012 - $16.00
Campground is on the upper lake and the water is murky green which I assume is polluted, as swimming is not allowed. You have to walk about a mile to the lower lake for a swimming area, where the water is brownish red. Sites are compacted dirt and gravel, uneven and cramped. Shower had webs, spiders and dead insects near shower head. Campground host only available Friday through Sunday. There are nice bicycle paths with lots of trees and birds. Would never stay here again. - Martins
Sep 2009 - $16.00
Iowa State Park run by county. Was not kept up. Most sites were reservation only sites. Host said we could park anywhere since he had no reservations. Area was hit with bad hail storm so trees were mostly bare. Park had old dark ugly feel to it. Water is available to fill tank. Dump station was easy to get to. Watch out for mice!!! We spent 1 night and got 7 mice! Probably wouldn't stay here again. - B Sulhoff