Des Moines West KOA

34308 L Avenue

Adel, IA 50003

Reserve: 515-834-2729

Info: 515-834-2729

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4.5 out of 5
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Campground Reviews

Sep 02, 2014
We had a great stay. Very help staff, a clean campground. Very clean bathrooms and showers. Will very likely have a return visit. Lots of things for the kids and everyone else to do.
Sep 02, 2014
Well-run campground, great spot for families with children, great activities for families.
Sep 01, 2014
A very good campground with a focus on family destination camping....Nicely laid out sites except for those back to back ones where the poor campers unlucky enough to get on them suffers compromised privacy.
Sep 01, 2014
Best accomidating KOA I have yet to stay at.
Sep 01, 2014
Packed for Labor Day weekend. Our dump connection was not visible when we arrived - a recent storm had covered it in mud; a campground attendant dug it out when notified. Pool appeared to be dirty (i.e., pool tiles needed scrubbing) when we drove by, so we never investigated - but a lot of people were in it, so it must not have been too bad.
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
site was wet and muddy and dirty with last campers refuse - there had been much rain but the back sites are next to a sewage lagoon and don't look like they ever dry out - the front sites were much nicer - our site was so gross we tried to go outside as little as possible - every time we took the dogs out the door we slipped in mud

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We had so much rain before you arrived. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. It was fixed the next day. Thanks for the feedback.
Aug 30, 2014
The welcome was warm and friendly, the camp was very nice, and no one is responsible for all the rain we had at bight! We would definitely stay there again.
Aug 30, 2014
Great two day stay. Clean facilities and camp. Great Dog Park/Run; two areas within one to run our dog. KOA people very friendly. Recommend this KOA.
Aug 29, 2014
My wife and I prefer to stay in KOA's as we travel because they are usually close to the Interstate Highway, upscale accommodations, wifi and cable hookups (we don't have to deploy anything), and friendly managers. The Des Moines KOA was no exception. It was a very nice campground and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. We would stay again when traveling through the area.
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Very nice as always
Aug 28, 2014
This was our 2nd time at Des Moines West KOA - just as good as 1st. Very friendly, helpful staff who allowed us a different space than the one they had selected for us so we would have southern sky for our satellite tv. Laundry room clean; Our dog Bailee loved the big, grassy K-9 Camp - best dog park we have ever seen at any KOA or other RV Park. Thanks for a great stay!
Aug 28, 2014
A bit of the Interstate but easy to find.
Aug 28, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Very clean
Aug 26, 2014
The campground was okay, campground and cabin was clean. Enjoyed the kids activities. The pool needs to be redone, it was dirty, hand railing loose, to deep for kids and needs to be resurfaced.
Aug 26, 2014
Great place nice and quiet.Good customer service, but price seemed a bit high to us!
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
great people, great campground, easy access from I80. We stay in a camping cabin a couple of times a year and it is always clean
Aug 25, 2014
Awesome place awesome staff
Aug 25, 2014
The cabin was very nice. It would be better if you didn't have to pack all your bedding and kitchenware on top of everything else. The pool was nice but needs to be renovated...the surface was very rough and tore our feet up. Playground equipment was for older children. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Aug 25, 2014
Nice campground and surroundings. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean bathroom and facilities. Location is not too far from the street, which in one hand good, on the other it was too noisy for sleeping in a tent and hearing highway traffic noise,
Aug 25, 2014
We'll kept campground with wonderful hosts.
Aug 25, 2014
Nice quiet park. Lots of new upgrades/changes. My kids loved all of the activities that were offered. We look forward to staying again!
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Kids enjoyed all the activities this weekend and staff.
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 24, 2014
Aug 24, 2014
Great staff. Sites really close together. It rained and was pretty muddy outside the door. Clean restrooms.
Aug 24, 2014
Interior roads are too narrow. The serpentine exit route is challenging especially with all the cars and golf carts parked everywhere. Make sure that Big Rigs are parked on a Big Rig site.
Aug 23, 2014
Awesome park...fantastic activities for families, nice big & wide level sites, extremely well kept, always adding new amenities...perfect for our month long stay.
Aug 23, 2014
Wonderful stay. Staff friendly and helpful. Please be sure and ask staff about the Rusty Duck
Aug 23, 2014
A little more shade would have been nice, but there were plenty of things to do and it was very quiet, despite being close to I80
Aug 22, 2014
This KOA always rates a 10. From the inviting entrance and welcoming staff, comfortable sites, the best-stocked store, we're always glad to stay here. The laundry and the pool are clean, there's a case of chilled beer, ice cream, and hot pizza delivered to our door. What's not to love?
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
Everything at this KOA was perfect; one of the best we have ever stayed at. The internet never was any good during our eight night stay so I recommend that you take your own hotspot.
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
A very nice park. Wide spaces, long sites, close to John Wayne's birth place, Madison County Covered Bridges. All in all a great KOA park for site seeing in and around the Des Moine area.
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
We had a pleasant nites stay. Very friendly staff clean showers. Also very quite when it came time to sleep
Aug 19, 2014
The surroundings were nice. Nice off leash dog park. Pretty pond. Other campers were rather invasive, however, cutting thru occupied campsites. Rather steep price wise. Pool needs replacing desperately!
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
It was quiet, not far off the highway and good amenities. We ordered the pizza and wings for supper and unfortunately the pizza was overcooked and we got wing bites instead of wings. We were hungry and ate it anyway. Would not order again.
Aug 19, 2014
Very accommodating hosts"found" a site for us, even though they had no more actual mobile home sites. We were grateful for a site with water and electricity as we arrived late on a Saturday (State Fair ) night. They did not turn us away as the next KOA was over an hour away.

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