Camp Resorts in Iowa

Camp Resorts in Iowa
Iowa, home to beautiful trails and parks including Yellow River State Forest, Backbone State Park and Ledges State Park, is a great place for outdoor recreation. Iowa offers camping experiences in tents, cabins and RVs at state forests, state and county parks and private campgrounds. While visiting Iowa, check out one of its popular camping resorts.

Cutty's Okoboji Resort Club

Cutty's Okoboji Resort Club, located near West Lake Okoboji, offers sites for tent camping, RVs and cabin rentals. Camping at Cutty's Okoboji puts you close to the other attractions this area has to offer including amusement and water parks, recreational trails, performing theatres and various other attractions. Resort amenities include a clubhouse, indoor swimming pool, country store and snack bar, playground, miniature golf, paddleboats, shuffleboard and a dock on West Lake Okoboji. Pull-through sites and full hookups are available for campers. Minimum stays are two nights.

1528 HWY 86
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
(712) 336-2226

Skip-A-Way Resort

Skip-A-Way Resort, located in Clermont along the banks of the Turkey River, offers campers a full-service resort. Campsites are available for tents or RVs, with campers for rent. Resort amenities feature a full-service restaurant and bar, miniature golf, non-denominational church services, wireless Internet access, playground, beach, paddleboats, canoe and tube rental, game room, fishing at its private lake, walking trail, tractor rides and bike rental. Seasonal activities feature cattle presentations at the barn and a farmers market selling fresh produce.

3825 Harding Road
Clermont, IA 52135
(563) 423-7338

Whiterock Resort

Whiterock Resort, featuring 4,300 acres of privately owned land, is located in Coon Rapids. This resort is home to Whiterock Conservancy, a non-profit land trust devoted to providing public recreation while protecting and sustaining natural resources. Accomodations range from primitive campsites to cottages and a farm lodge. Garst Farm Lodge, a five-bedroom home, features large rooms, a Jacuzzi bathtub and a free continental breakfast with your stay. Resort cottages feature equipped kitchens, living rooms, private bedrooms and wood-burning cook stoves. Outdoor recreation at the resort includes canoe rental, mountain bike rental, fishing at one of the stocked ponds, ATV rental, hiking, birdwatching, hay-sack rides and watching the buffalo herds.

1390 Highway 141
Coon Rapids, Iowa 50058
(712) 684-2964

Red Barn Resort and Campground

West Lansing, Iowa, is home to Red Barn Resort and Campground. This resort offers campsites ranging from primitive to full hookups for RVs and campers. Amenities at the resort feature fire rings and picnic tables at each site, arcade, restaurant and bar, 18-hole miniature golf course, trout stream and playground. Red Barn is open April 12 through October 15.

Red Barn Resort and Campground
2609 Main St. Highway 9
West Lansing, IA 52151
(888) 538-4956

Upper Iowa Resort

Located in a valley between Waukon and Dorchester on the banks of the Upper Iowa River is Upper Iowa Resort. This 29-acre private campground provides sites for tents, RVs and cabin rentals. Cabins feature heat and air conditioning, grills, bunk beds and kitchen tables and chairs. Resort amenities include sand-bottom swimming pool, canoes, kayaks, inner tubes, fire rings, game room and picnic shelter.

578 Lonning Drive
Dorchester, IA 52140
(563) 568-3263

Article Written By Sommer Leigh

Sommer Leigh has produced home, garden, family and health content since 1997 for such nationally known publications as "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "Midwest Living," "Healthy Kids" and "American Baby." Leigh also owns a Web-consulting business and writes for several Internet publications. She has a Bachelor of Science in information technology and Web management from the University of Phoenix.

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