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8 RV Parks near Panora, Iowa
We did however find 8 campgrounds within 25 miles of Panora. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Panora in the left hand column.
Aug 2008 - $16.00
Only lack of on-site water connection keeps this from the highest rating. In wooded area about 8 miles NE of Guthrie Center and 6 miles west of Yale where we came to bicycle the Raccoon River Valley Rail Trail. Appears park gets heavy weekend use from families, but suspect the middle of week would be empty. Park features trails, wildlife, and a 17 acre artificial lake with beach area and boat ramp. All sites are fairly level gravel, have tables and fire rings with grills. Park is well cared for lots of green grass and trees. This was an unexpected delightful find and we would most definitely return. - tillie
Oct 2016 - $15.00
Beautiful county park, our campsite was on a raised gravel bed with a big fire ring and nice picnic table. Was also beautifully shaded and near a clear rushing River. Electric only, we were in a motorhome. - Hamilhome
Sep 2015 - $15.00
Spacious, wooded county park 35 miles W of Des Moines and 6 miles N of Stuart (I-80 exit 93). Gravel roads and pads, back in sites looked like 30 feet or so. Next to the Raccoon River, with canoeing access advertised (River looked pretty fast to me). Also walking trails. Very peaceful and pretty. - Creigh Gordon
Jun 2017 - $20.00
This little park was a pleasant surprise. We were traveling cross country, but decided to take an extra rest day here. It is several miles off I-80, but worth the trip. The last mile is down a well-maintained gravel road. There is a nearby lake and room to roam. It is extremely peaceful and a great respite from the usual "campgrounds" you find along the interstates. - Camping Granny
Aug 2016 - $21.00
I loved this place! The owner was super cool, it was exactly what we were looking for...zacardias, lightening bugs, full moon, friendly peeps, and quiet, lovely and Awesome!! - Deb Kytle
Jul 2008 - $16.00
Way off the interstate, poorly marked, no one at the check in station. Note on drop box not to use because someone is stealing the money! We were dead tired, got set up and ready for bed, when there was a knock on the door and the attendant wanted their money. Luckily we stayed only one night (well 4 hours). Would not stay here again. - BIGBUBBA1959
Oct 2018 - $46.00
Neat, fairly open. We prefer trees. Nice facility overall. We would return for an overnight in the future. - Debra Zillmer
Sep 2018 - $51.00
I like this park. It is easy to maneuver in and out. My satellite works and with the new sites it is/feels less crowded. It is a ways from Des Moines but not that far. - peddy dick
Aug 2018 - $69.00
We stayed here 10 days while visiting family and friends in central Iowa. We elected to get a patio site (more $$ but includes concrete patio, 6 chairs, table and gas grill). There were numerous activities at the campground on weekends and even a preschool group visiting one weekday to use playground and "mini shuttle" facilities. Staff is hard-working and friendly. Sites are gravel and mostly level. They have added 30+ sites in a new section during the past year. This KOA is 2 miles north of I-80. Road noise is not a problem. - gbburgess
Jun 2016 - $20.00
My husband and I have stayed at Island Park several times. Each time the park gets a little cleaner and the overall park better tended. The Camp Manager has his hands full. This park has been under poor management for years. To may late night parties, loud campers and poor behavior. Under new management, the restoom/showers are a little cleaner, the grounds are mowed and well maintained and the overall experience is SO much better. There is no internet connection. There IS a dump station in the park. The river surrounds the park so rainy season can be difficult. As a kayak-er, I LOVE the ease of access to the river. We will return for sure! - JenniG
Aug 2013 - $15.00
This is a nice little public park for an overnight stay. It is very quiet. You register at a box as you drive in (must pay within an hour of arrival) once you pick your site. There is no dump station. - luckydog
Aug 2016 - $15.00
This is a first come, first serve campground located in the city park. It's a nice, quiet area. The posts all had 20, 30, and 50 amp electrical outlets. Water pumps were available approximately every 3-4 campsites, so a 50 foot water hose would easily reach for anyone needing to fill up. There is an available dump station.
The park was clean, and it had a nice selection of playground equipment. We did not use the showers, but we did take a look in the bathrooms to see what was available. It was your typical park showerhouse/bathroom with painted block walls and concrete floors. The women's was clean, but my husband said the men's could have used some cleaning. A dump station is also available.
The sites were nice & level, but they are pea gravel, so it made chocking the wheels a bit difficult. The chocks just wanted to move around.
Also, they sit right on the street, although it's not a busy street by any means since it's such a small town.
When choosing review options, I chose the sites to be "just long enough for my RV and tow vehicle," but in reality it was just long enough for our 40 foot 5th wheel. We did disconnect the truck and park it off to the side. Overall, it was a nice little spot, and we will definitely return again in the future as we travel through the area. - rcrka
Jul 2011 - $15.00
I wanted to list this location because it may come in handy for an I-80 traveler looking for an overnight or two. We stopped on our way east from the Grand Tetons and saw a sign on the Hwy for camping. The city park in right in the middle of the small town. It's a self serve site and you pay with an envelope through a slot in a door. There's a small park here and a lighted ball field where people were playing night time softball. You feel safe here (we saw the local police officer come and check for the payment envelope after turning the lights out for the night.) The wife took a shower here and reported them clean and free, but there's a button you have to push after a few minutes. There is a dump station available. Like I said, it's good for a short stop with electricity and a low price. - Parrothead Mike
Sep 2016 - $17.00
We pretty much had our pick of spots... Only 3 campers including us at this secluded gem! Connection to power and water was not close and at this time our 50' hose was not long enough. Beautiful lake view with clean bathroom. Only reason I didn't give this campsite a 10 is because there is absolutely NO reception for cell phones or electronic devices unless you purchase a local tracker phone. But that could be a positive also! - Murray Mathew
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Great county park. Some sites have sewer and some 50 amp. Some sites a little on the short side for a 40' rig but most will handle a big rig. Limiting factor on the sewer sites is the sewer connection is in the center at the back of the site. Other than that, this is a great little park. Campground manager very nice. On a small lake with a separate beach. Verizon works good, and some sites are satellite friendly. If you come from the east on Littlefield Rd - do not turn by the park office sign. You will end up in the managers back yard. Go another 1/4 mile and turn is on the left. Several small towns nearby for shopping. Registration is on the honor system. - SouthernNights