Des Moines West KOA

34308 L Avenue

Adel, IA 50003

Reserve: 515-834-2729

Info: 515-834-2729

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Campground Reviews

May 30, 2014
Easy access, nice sites, pleasant staff
May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014
This RV Park is very nice, quiet and beautifully maintained. Everyone was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Don't miss this great facility! I will mention this place to anyone I find out is traveling in the area.
May 28, 2014
We enjoyed our stay. Was extremely impressed with how clean everything was kept. We had our dog with us and your dog area was excellent. Would come back again. Thanks you.
May 28, 2014
Big improvements since 2011. Awesome staff, nice store, exceptionally laundry and restroom areas. Will definitely be back.
May 28, 2014
Staff was friendly and helpful. Firewood burned good and store had everything you needed in case you ran out or forgot something. The pool was refreshing after fishing for free in the private pond onsite, and will be a good site to camp again for those hot & humid days in Iowa.
May 28, 2014
Sites right on top of one another. Concrete around pool cracked and falling apart. Poor drainage causes mud to track in yo bathrooms making them muddy even after having been cleaned

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Hey Charles. You got one of our only sites left when you came, which is our SxS sites. They're buddy sites, so they're definitely narrower than our large sites, which are much larger than normal. Next time you're here, please book earlier and get one of our big sites, so you'll have more space.
May 27, 2014
What a great weekend!! Loved the new Pavillion and the Lantern Launch and Huge thank you for allowing my 5 yr old tell a camp story she is telling everyone she knows it made her day!!
May 27, 2014
Very nice campgrounds, we had a enjoyable time with family. Cabins worked out perfectly. Great place to join friends and family!
May 27, 2014
I LOVE staying at the Des Moines West KOA, if they had a lake I'd stay every time.
May 27, 2014
We had a great time. Love all the additions you have made!!
May 27, 2014
Very quiet at nite. we were gone during the day, but will definitely be back.
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014
VERY NICE HAD A GREAT TIME KIDS LOVED IT
May 27, 2014
Very clean campground with friendly staff and lots of amenities. Disappointed that the jumping pillow is a pay-to-enter feature, the internet was not usable at best and the fish weren't biting in the pond. Major kudos to the friendliness of the staff.
May 27, 2014
Very well maintained camp ground with lots of activities for the kids. Alao a friendly staff. We had a good time there and will be back soon!
May 27, 2014
The only problem that wasn't a problem was we didn't have a fire ring at our campsite, which the KOA folks remedied quickly. After a over night rain a young couple got there van stuck in their tent campsite, I used my 4x4 to get them on their way. Maybe want to keep eye on weather when letting folks camp over by the pond. Great time all the same. KB
May 27, 2014
My husband and I loved staying at this KOA. The facilities are wonderful and the atmosphere is great :)
May 27, 2014
We have always enjoyed our stays here but this stay was less enjoyable due to noisy campers who partied till 3am both nights. Quiet time after 10pm has to be enforced or we will go elsewhere.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Hey Richard, I'm really sorry that the folks next to you didn't listen to us after us talking to them twice about it. I really apologize. We rarely ever have any trouble like this, as you know, but we're not up all night either, so most of the time folks take care of it amongst themselves usually.
May 27, 2014
We had a awesome long weekend stay at KOA West in Des Moines Iowa! I've already have recommended 2 several of my friends and family about staying there! The site was clean, the staff are really nice and very helpful! My girls and I really loved our visit! I would be neat if they would show movies in the shelter house, if possible, fun 4 the whole family! Thank you for the great experience!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you guys had a nice time, Mitch! We'll have movie nights in short order, under the pavilion. The screen is going to be 12' wide by 6'9" = 165"!!
May 27, 2014
May 26, 2014
great owners, great helpers, great campground experience!
May 26, 2014
Friendly folks...nice to have pizza delivered to our rig...nice campsite close to bathroom.
May 25, 2014
May 25, 2014
We love staying in this relaxing country campground. Great new dog park!! Will certainly come back! Nice owners and staff! Friendly!
May 23, 2014
This KOA has always been a great place. It's even better with so many additional amenities added by the new owners. Very pleasant staff. Very clean facilities. Great stay.
May 23, 2014
The campground was very quiet and restful. The pool wasn't open yet but that was not a big deal since our stay was towards the end of May. We plan on returning again. A member of the staff was available to assist us since we are new RV campers. Very helpful and friendly.
May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014
This was an average RV park but much more expensive. KOA is not the best choice for those looking for value.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Hey Ken, We're sorry you weren't happy with your stay and the value we provided to you. I'd love to hear from you on what amenities you'd like us to work on, so your next stay at our park or another KOA is more valuable to you. We value your opinion and hope to accommodate you in the future.
May 22, 2014
The staff was very friendly and helpful. When we were delayed arriving, they had the needed paperwork out for us, so we knew where we were supposed to park. The bathrooms was very clean.
May 22, 2014
May 20, 2014
Very nice campground and cabin. Staff very helpful. Quiet and peaceful!
May 20, 2014
Great Place Good people We always try to stay at KOA
May 20, 2014
Cabin ok. But, when checked in computer did not work, lady at the counter seemed confused and extremely disorganized. Your campsite store did not have very obvious supplies.Have firewood, no firestart We had a fire first night. There were holes in the fire pit and leaves that were damp and smelled terrible. Office closes at 7pm which I think is unprofessional. Should be open at least til 8 or 9
May 20, 2014
Staff was great campground is clean had a great time and will return!
May 20, 2014
May 19, 2014
Excellent staff and excellent facilities.
May 19, 2014
It was good. The bathroom was a little far from the cabin.Otherwise was good.
May 19, 2014
Was ok
May 19, 2014
Lovely place , large sites , beautiful views of a pond with Canadian geese ...and walking trails we will return .
May 19, 2014
LOVED ALL THE ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS
May 18, 2014
Even though the weather wasn't the best,the staff were wonderful!!!
May 18, 2014
We enjoyed our one night stay.
May 18, 2014
Great stay. We were treated so well. We called to say we would be late getting in. They stayed until we got there. So Cool. The cozy cabin was very clean and comfy.
May 18, 2014
Outstanding place to stay - very friendly staff and YES a place to come back to.
May 16, 2014
we alwas have a good time and never any trouble trusts kids to run around
May 16, 2014

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