Des Moines West KOA

34308 L Avenue

Adel, IA 50003

Reserve: 515-834-2729

Info: 515-834-2729

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Campground Reviews

Jun 08, 2014
Had to get new battery for our tow car. Chris and Sherri went out of there way to help us, gave me a ride into town to get a new battery. What a great place to stay and what great people. Thank you again for your help. Dave & Mary Nedland
Jun 08, 2014
Very friendly and helpful staff. Second stay and would stay again.
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
Sites were level, not many trees for shade. Showers were hot with adequate water supply. I didn't like the drain system for the showers. When sitting out side I noticed a lot of red spider mites on everything including my wife and myself.
Jun 07, 2014
Great location away from the interstate. Lots of kids activities to keep them occupied. Very scenic campground.
Jun 07, 2014
Easy access and friendly staff makes for a great stopover
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
The park was attractive and well cared for and the people in the office very friendly. We had a severe storm warning and tornado watch and the park people were very instructive on what to do. We were only going to stay one night, but our dog became ill and we needed to take him to the vet the next day. The park people were great about extending our stay allowing us to stay in the same spot.
Jun 05, 2014
Perfect for our travels
Jun 05, 2014
Great ! Love it
Jun 04, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the Does Moines KOA. The facility was very clean.
Jun 04, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
very friendly folks and nicely kept park
Jun 03, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
3 calls to cancel tent camping. Emailed in cancellation to say I was going to share a cabin. Chris said to stop in. He was never there when I came in. I called and left msgs that were not returned. Owner said that there was a registration for me. (Perhaps because it was never cancelled?). Want 2 nights of camping returned.
Jun 03, 2014
great staff.. clean and comfortable cabin
Jun 03, 2014
This was our first outing with our new trailer. We were learning about the camper and needed some help with a couple things. The people at the campground were VERY helpful and friendly.
Jun 02, 2014
I purchased a cabin, just so I would have a place to sleep after a wedding up the road. Didn't spend much time in Cabin other than to sleep.
Jun 02, 2014
Love love love. Will definitely return
Jun 02, 2014
This is the second time that we have stayed there and they have really improved and added on to their amenities.
Jun 02, 2014
We had a great stay lots of things for the kids to do which was great! Wish the lot was a little bigger and that our neighbors would of went to bed earlier but all in all great stay
Jun 02, 2014
We stayed one night. The Kampground was well maintained and the staff was very friendly and informative. We will stay again when in the area.
Jun 02, 2014
Kids had a great time. My son is Autistic and has specail needs. The accomodations and staff are just amazing and polite! Thank you for making us feel welcome... you'll see a lot of us this summer!
Jun 02, 2014
Staff was very kind and helpful. Campground was super quiet and clean. Very nice.
Jun 01, 2014
Staff and facility was good but there was no enforcement of quiet hours. Loud drunken campfires still going on at 2 AM. I loaded up at 2Am and drove to a rest area on I-80 to try unsuccessfully to sleep

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Charles, I hate to hear this, especially since it's so rare at our park, but occasionally a new group is here and doesn't quite follow the quiet hours. I'll email you shortly to find out what we can do to make this right. Once again, we're really sorry for the inconvenience and frustration.
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"!!

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