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 16, 2014
Des Moines KOA is always a great place to stay. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the park is quiet, clean, and very comfortable. The additions to the park are wonderful.
May 15, 2014
our stay here could have been a disaster due to a tornado warning but they went out of their way to ensure our safety and to make sure we were comfortable.we will stay again on our next trip .
May 13, 2014
Very nice campground! Really enjoyed our stay.
May 13, 2014
We always have a great time at the KOA by Adel. We did leave a day early this time due to some bad weather coming so we're looking forward to our next stay when we can stay longer.
May 13, 2014
Very clean campground with lots of activities. Someday need a pavilion or activity room. Spacious camp site. Friendly/responsive staff.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Susan, check out our facebook pages...our pavilion is going in as we speak: http://www.facebook.com/desmoineskoa or http://www.facebook.com/desmoineswestkoa
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
As ALWAYS, great place to camp, the owners are one in a million.
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
I'm a return guest. I really enjoy this campground; love the location and the kabin! I was really disappointed, however, that the dog park had been (I've been told temporarily) closed down and replaced by a bouncy pillow (fee for use). I wish I had been advised that the fenced dog park feature was not available when I made my reservations, by phone, for a kabin that allowed dogs.
May 12, 2014
We enjoyed everything about your campground, from the new Jumping Pillow(what a hit) from all the great organized activities you offer. Very friendly staff, from pizza delivery(which was outstanding) to firewood delivery! Highly Recommend this KOA! We will be back again for sure! Thank you
May 12, 2014
This KOA is kept clean and the campsites are well maintained. We stayed in a camping cabin and is was clean inside. The outside was very well kept, nice plants and other greenery. We loved the swing and the covered porch. Thank you for doing the stay one nite get the 2nd nite free offer it makes it a little easier on the pocket book for our trip to Des Moines.
May 12, 2014
The new Jumping Pillow was a huge success with my children! Looking forward to a great camping season!!
May 12, 2014
They were great people! Very nice and clean campground.
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
Great. A little wet.
May 12, 2014
$10 just to jump on jumping pillow is ridiculous! And do not like how some sites are shared with other campers.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Lisa, I'm sorry you felt that $10/person for unlimited use of the jumping pillow, a free 1/2 hour bike rental, and $1 off gem mining wasn't a good value for your family. If you have any suggestions, we're all ears on how to provide more value to our campers.
May 11, 2014
Beautiful park and well maintained. The kids loved the park. We will definitely be back!
May 09, 2014
Clean, quiet campground conveniently close to Des Moines. Needs more shade trees.
May 07, 2014
May 07, 2014
The hosts were gracious & the park was top notch. Full service, we'll maintained sites. Will stop here again in the future.
May 07, 2014
May 07, 2014
May 06, 2014
Very nice facilities, green grass at camp site, nice scenery. Just a nice camp ground.
May 06, 2014
I have never had an unpleasant stay at your campground. It is close to my family and has always been a friendly environment.
May 06, 2014
Very nice campground. Very friendly and helpfull staff.
May 06, 2014
The pizza you served was delicate
May 05, 2014
May 05, 2014
May 05, 2014
Nice place, but tried for an hour to get our 40' motorhome level on several lots. The fall off to the back and sides was too significant. The owner asked our friends who came in after us if my husband was experienced at driving a motorhome. We are in our fourth season. Anyone we saw parked in the long lots were balancing on their jacks and their wheels were not touching the ground - not ok.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Deb, as we discussed with you when you were here, it's this time of year that we have to go through the sites after the winter and the rainy spring time to make sure all the sites are in check. Given when you were here, it hadn't been done yet. But, they'll all be fixed soon if there's a problem.
May 05, 2014
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May 01, 2014
Great location, very clean showers , friendly staff
May 01, 2014
May 01, 2014
You have a very nice KOA! The staff was very nice and accommodating. The only improvement I would make is to level the sites better.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for the feedback on the sites. Early in the season it's so hard to level sites, because of how wet it is this time of year. So, we normally reserve that for after May 1st to correct any changes from over the off-season.
Apr 29, 2014
Always have a wonderful time here. Love watching the kampground come together as the new features are added.
Apr 27, 2014
It was a great stay. The campground was clean and easy to navigate. A staff person was there to meet me even though I arrived at 9p. I only wish this location had more bathrooms.
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
We only stayed for an overnight on our way through the area. Very quiet and clean. The owners are making a number of improvements and the facilities: restrooms, laundry, and office are all very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would stay there again if passing through the area.
Apr 26, 2014
Best KOA that we stayed in on our cross country trip as of nowChris and his wife run a great place
Apr 25, 2014
nice place
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Due to hours of closure of the office from the time we arrived till the time of our departure in the afternoon, we saw no one and the office was closed. I wanted to buy propane upon our departure after lunch, and was not able due to the restricted hours of the office being closed and staffed.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Even though we're closed during the middle of the day, our cell phone is posted on all the entrance doors and in the bathrooms in case you need something, such as propane or anything else for that matter. I'm sorry that wasn't clear for you, but we're definitely available all day to accommodate you.
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
nice park for the summer. Other months overpriced and no amenities.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We've been consistently adding more amenities to the park since we purchased it in 2011. We value our camper's comments and take them to heart, so I'd love to know what types of amenities you'd like us to have in our slow season that would provide you with more value.
Apr 23, 2014
Very friendly camp hosts, the park was clean. I used the laundry facilities and they were clean. And a bonus we had pizza for supper that was made and delivered right at the campground.. What a treat after traveling all day..
Apr 22, 2014
Nice, a bit chilly.
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
very friendly staff. very slow wifi

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