Des Moines West KOA

34308 L Avenue

Adel, IA 50003

Reserve: 515-834-2729

Info: 515-834-2729

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Campground Reviews

Jul 28, 2014
We arrived on a fully packed weekend w/o reservation. Management kindly fit our small motorhome in the tenting area and hook us up with water. The only complain is the odor in the bathroom/pool area.
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
We love this KOA and all the people that work here are incredibly nice and helpful. Keep up the good work. We will be back next year!
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
We have never had to pay for the air-jumping activity at any previous KOA. We do not like being dollared to death to enjoy our stay. Perhaps there should be abase pay for families and those traveling without kids. I understand the need for upkeep, but we'll soon look for other places at this rate.
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Great stay
Jul 24, 2014
Great time. Kids loved the pool and pillow jump.
Jul 24, 2014
Perfect place to stay!
Jul 24, 2014
Nice, clean, friendly staff. I thought the campsites were to close.
Jul 24, 2014
Great stay...loved the staff! We'll be back.
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
We had a great time at the KOA. There were tons of activities for our kiddos to do. The staff were friendly and helpful. If we find ourselves in Des Moines again we will be staying at the KOA!
Jul 23, 2014
Campground was clean but the campers are stacked in like cord wood. This is the first KOA where we had to share a patch of grass with another camper. The pool desperately needs to be remodeled! Way too small for campground! We swam in the pool first thing in the morning, lots of things floating in it including a frog. Lifted hand out a water and along came long hairs..gross!
Jul 23, 2014
Quiet hours were not enforced and my husband bruised up his leg running into a water spicket at night that someone drove over and hadnt been properly marked as a hazard or fixed.
Jul 22, 2014
We had a fantastic time at the KOA in Adel. The facilities were clean, activities were fun, and everyone was happy to help. We will definitely be going back often and recommending this camp ground to family and friends!
Jul 22, 2014
Pool was disgusting!!! Dirty and not skimmed at all! Also, it was breaking apart. Sharp concrete on bottom and along sides cutting kids feet up.
Jul 22, 2014
This time we stayed in the little camping cabin. It was fine for one night as we had 4 people total- kinda fun really. Loved the covered front porch area. The kids loved all the activities especially the new jumping pillow.
Jul 22, 2014
While the staff was extremely helpful in allowing us to change sites from a very muddy site to a slightly better one, the campgroung was not maintained up to usual KOA standards. The roads and sites need more gravel, and the pool is crumbling. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Jul 22, 2014
Great!!!
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
we had a great time and your staff was very helpful and pleasant.
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Friendly staff. Waved anytime they drove or walked by our site. Very impressed by Saturday nights story teller, she did a fantastic job.
Jul 21, 2014
The grounds are clean and well kept. Bathroom and laundry facilities are clean. The pool is nice but could use some work. We stayed on an electric tent site. It was very narrow with no shade. If I go back, I definitely would choose a different site. Overall great except for the barking dogs all night long. A place that is very pet friendly, too bad the pet owners weren't more respectful of others
Jul 20, 2014
Beautiful location, friendly staff, and sites had space between them.
Jul 20, 2014
Helpful and Friendly Staff - Connie enjoyed the activities for her 9 year old son. She didn't have to worry about him at all. What a very CLEAN and AWESOME park.
Jul 20, 2014
Good campground.
Jul 19, 2014
Great stay! Easy in and out, and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Jul 19, 2014
We only strayed one night but had a great stay, the campground is extremely clean. I will definitely use this KOA again in the future.
Jul 19, 2014
staff very good. overall good experience. better than I had expected after several bad experiences at other koas. convenient to city
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Large spaces, well maintained
Jul 17, 2014
We enjoyed the stay. It was a nice extended stay. The only negative was the Wifi. We were never able to connect. Since we were extended stay guests, this would have made the stay much nicer.
Jul 17, 2014
Great
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Apparently "young" campground; most trees in 2/3 of campsites are close to sapling size. Restrooms could use an upgrade.
Jul 16, 2014
The site was even,the pool was great and the staff was very friendly.It was a good night.
Jul 16, 2014
We stayed so far in 4 KOA camp grounds and all have been great. There will be more as we continue our trip.
Jul 16, 2014
This is one of the cleanest campgrounds I've ever stopped at.
Jul 16, 2014
We didn't have a reservation and got off the road earlier than expected. They were very willing to accommodate us and even canceled our reservation at the other KOA! The pizza was great too!
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
This was one of the nicest KOA's we've ever experienced. Nicely kept grounds, clean facilities, great store... and pizza place!! We didn't swim because it was a cool evening (just there for one night), but our 5-year-old daughter loved the "jumping pillow." And we really liked the separate, grassy tenting area that was separate from all the RVs. It really felt like camping. :)
Jul 16, 2014
Clean and quiet sites were good and location great .... friendly service ..... very accommodating
Jul 15, 2014
Can't say enough for this place. We had a tornado warning while there and they called and went around the sites to insure everyone sought shelter in the laundry room then ultimately in the basement of the house next door. Great camp ground and hosts!!
Jul 15, 2014
We are traveling in a 44' motorhome and found getting in and out not to be difficult at all. Staff was friendly and facilities were clean and well maintained. Get place to stay when you are in the area.

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