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Walnut Woods State Park

West Des Moines, Iowa


3155 SE Walnut Woods Dr
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 23
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.53873
Longitude: -93.73950

Elevation: 887' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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7 Reviews

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

​Our site was very difficult to back into. Not enough room for our 21' travel trailer & tow vehicle. We had to park our truck in the grass. Electric only. Rate was $11 All facilities were closed for the season, but there was a porta-potty. No water to be found anywhere. Lots of room to walk a dog. While the website showed many sites available, there were reserved tags on all but 3. Decent stop for 1 night. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice park with about 25 camp sites. The camp sites are part of a larger public park. The area is thickly wooded and shady. The only negative about the grounds is that it is all very level with poor drainage. If you have any rain it will be messy. However, the roads are paved and each site has a concrete pad for your rig so you have good surfaces to walk on even if things are wet. Also on the plus side, all sites are plenty big and most have really good spacing between them. Most sites have only electric service and there are no showers. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

Nice little campground near the bank of the Racoon River. Unfortunately the river is not viewable from the campground. The sites on the west side of the camp do not have good drainage and if it rains, expect large puddles. Also, the concrete pads are not as large as in most of the campground. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There is a bird viewing/blind area a short walk west of the campground that has a good variety of birds stopping by.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park. Very shady. It was tight backing into our site but we managed after the guy across the way moved his truck. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

What a treat. Full hook-ups, lovely peace and quiet, the Raccoon River and tons of bird species nearby. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Shady, saw several deer, bird blind, trails, clean restrooms with some bugs. Tall trees in the campground that can be troublesome when getting in and out. Muddy in spots. Stayed at site 2, water leaked and created a swamp around the water outlet. If you want to stay on the weekend, you probably need to make an advance reservation. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park, much loved by locals. Reservations are taken and needed in the summer. There are 13 spots with electric ($14) and 8 full hook-ups ($17), all paved concrete pads. Most are small, so big rigs would definitely need to reserve. Our spot, 19, was small, but we still needed an extension cord to reach the electric. Otherwise a lovely park, conveniently located, great value. Nice hiking trail and a bird blind for excellent bird-watching. We camped at Walnut Woods State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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