Des Moines West KOA

34308 L Avenue

Adel, IA 50003

Reserve: 515-834-2729

Info: 515-834-2729

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Campground Reviews

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.


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.


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
Apr 21, 2014
Close enough to the highway for convenience, but far enough away to be quiet.
Apr 21, 2014
Just opened. New young, friendly, enthusiastic owners (2 weeks). Camp end swirl after a rough winter. Everything worked fine.
Apr 21, 2014
This is a very "basic" KOA that has clean campsites, restrooms and facilities. However, there is no pool or cable access. They are very willing to help with late check-ins for cabin access or locating the correct RV spot. Kind, friendly staff. Just wish they had cable hook up!!


We definitely have a heated swimming pool Memorial Day through Labor Day, so maybe you got us confused with another park you visited recently. We don't have cable access, but we do receive 15-18 digital channels from Des Moines on your antenna.
Apr 20, 2014
Peaceful, clean, helpful staff. Not much to see or do, but great for a good nights rest. Enjoyed the on site pizza. Delivered right to your campsite. Very good, tasty and reasonable priced.
Apr 19, 2014
Friendly staff, nice and clean campground. very quiet.
Apr 19, 2014
It was our second stay in a week. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Clean bathrooms and hot showers are a plus.
Apr 17, 2014
A very helpful staff. Nice large level pull throughout.
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
Very clean campground and facilities. Friendly, helpful workers. Easy access from I-80. I'd definitely stay here again.
Apr 15, 2014
Very friendly and accommodating. Clean bathrooms with heat...nice since it snowed overnight!
Apr 10, 2014
Not a destination but a decent stopping off point along the way. Four stars for the great people who manage the place. Laundry is a good deal. Visit winterset and shop at Fareway Grocery.
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
Good hosts who make good pizza a good place to stay
Apr 08, 2014
Great time as always and the pizza was fantastic!!!
Apr 08, 2014
FANTASTIC 1st time out!!!
Apr 07, 2014
Very nice grounds,facilities and very well maintained and very friendly owners.
Apr 07, 2014
We were bringing our new camper home from the dealer and were dry. Called hosts found them very accomodating to help us out. Bath towels, paper towels and other small items needed. The shower stalls could stand some updating. Yes I would stay there again.
Apr 05, 2014
One night only but would like to return soon
Apr 04, 2014
No hot water for showers


We have tankless water heaters in our bathrooms specifically so nobody ever runs out of hot water, so I'm confused why it didn't work for you, as it does for everyone else.
Jan 08, 2014
We really enjoyed the pool, playground, and the bike rentals!
Nov 04, 2013
Great place. Friendly helpful staff.
Nov 02, 2013
Nov 01, 2013
This KOA does not have any cable service


That's correct, and we mention this specifically in our directory listing, so there's no confusion when you arrive. But, you will receive 15-18 digital channels from Des Moines on your antenna, including HD channels.
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Very friendly employees directed us to a nice local restaurant at our request and gave good directions. Also greatly appreciate the 1pm check out time.
Oct 27, 2013
Our family did a fall campout in the cabins. They were clean, staff friendly and plenty of fun for all.
Oct 27, 2013
Nice & friendly, easy to navigate, & very quiet!
Oct 26, 2013
Only stayed one night as we traveled through Iowa. Very nice and clean campgrounds. Staff friendly and very knowledgable about area.
Oct 24, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
A plus sites, clean restrooms, large park area with pond, large dog run excellent KOA highly recommend
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
I would not order your pizza again. It was much too spicy. Looked like it was covered in [pepper flakes
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
WiFi could be better, overall very nice campground:-)
Oct 19, 2013
Ww arrived late at night, arround midnight and left the next morning there was no contact with KOA personal the thing that sticks in my mind is that the rate listed for the late registration was for 2 adults and two children which does not fit our situation. the other thing that sticks in my mind is that the one night rate was out of line with other KOA's I guess that is what big city Iowa KOA ma
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Fabulous campground and the official duck greeters were fun to watch!
Oct 17, 2013
Oct 16, 2013

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