Des Moines West KOA

34308 L Avenue

Adel, IA 50003

Reserve: 515-834-2729

Info: 515-834-2729

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Cabin Reviews

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 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
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.
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Aug 18, 2014
Awesome place and so much entertainment! Only thing better would be paved sites! Great store and friendly staff👍spotless property. Thank you!
Aug 18, 2014
This a great campground. The improvements are making the grounds better and better with every stay. I would recommend this campground.
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
Cabins were nice. The bathrooms need an update. The bathrooms were less than average.
Aug 12, 2014
easily accessible off US 80...we stayed in a regular cabin that was comfortable and quiet...staff was very pleasant and helpful....
Aug 07, 2014
Everyone was so very nice and helpful and most of all friendly! If we come back to Iowa we will stay here again! My daughter loved the pillow!
Aug 04, 2014
I was very upset when we arrived. All the amenities that we had booked for (pillow, gem sluice) were additional charges. The pool was gross, paint rubbed off and bare concrete showing with the sides and deck all cracked. The garbage dumpsters were right in front and overflowing for the two days we were there, smelled horrible! Fishing pond is part of wastewater treatment lagoons! TERRIBLE!
Aug 04, 2014
Wanted to try the pool, but the hours. It was closed by 9 pm. When we had chance to use pool it was too busy full of kids. We did like that we could come late and had key waiting for our cabin. Wish beds were larger. Full size too small.
Aug 03, 2014
Wonderful experience. Camp hosts were great, we wanted to book another night but the campground was booked solid, the camp hosts said that even after check out we were more than welcome to stay and use the pool and other facilities. Also, sleeping cabins were very clean, kids loved jumping pillow and gem sluicing.
Aug 02, 2014
Cabin was very clean and new looking. Campground was quiet and far enough from the 80 to not hear the traffic. Needed better wifi. Even Email was difficult and slow and unreliable.
Aug 01, 2014
Very friendly staff, clean location. Fishing pond could be better. Caught more sticks than fish. Kids loved the pillow and carts.
Aug 01, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Great kampground. Everything is nice and the personal are great to help in anything you need. Used the Kamping Kabins. Great experience. Would recommend this kampground to anyone.
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
Great time. Kids loved the pool and pillow jump.
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 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 14, 2014
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Jul 12, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
We stayed for a few days and had lots of fun.
Jul 11, 2014
Chris did a good job, nice & clean. Our pull out bed had a leak & Chris came to patch it right away. Downside was te firewood- it was not cured and green, so could not start a firewood, but had a lot of smoke.
Jul 07, 2014
Pool has algae problem not open for use . Prices are WAY too high could get motel for same price otherwise place was well kept & clean

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Riley, you must have us confused with another park, because our pool definitely does NOT have an algae problem and hasn't been shut down once this year.
Jul 01, 2014
Personnel was very friendly and helpful. Our cabin was extremely clean and comfortable. Our hookup up tasks went smoothly. It was only a stop-over, so we didn't have a chance to use the fun things and relax, but our neighbors all seemed to be having fun. Thanks for a good experience.
Jun 30, 2014
We stayed at one of the 4 person cabins. Two adults and two teenage boys. It was plenty of room, as we were only in there to sleep and able to move around ok. What a fun weekend and the employees were so awesome. Lots of fun things to do, very clean and good size pool! My favorite is that they have plenty of chairs at the pool! We'll be back!
Jun 30, 2014
This KOA was great! We had family group of 17, and my family rented a cabin. They had activities lined up for campers and owners were friendly. Only issue I had was the mattresses were a little too firm. However my children and I loved it!
Jun 29, 2014
The cabin we stayed in was clean except there was food all over the chairs (as if someone just wiped it from the table to the chairs-gross!) and I also didnt appreciate the fee for the jumping pillows-$10 a person is a LOT! I think you could simply add a small amount to the cabin rental and include it. We definitely won't spent the extra cash on that! We felt tricked into it.
Jun 28, 2014
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Jun 25, 2014
We enjoyed Lodge Cabin features.KOA staff are helpful. We felt right at home. Jumping pillow, walking trail, pool, fishing pond are awesome. We will be back.
Jun 20, 2014
Nice facility with close proximity to DSM.
Jun 18, 2014
We celebrated my daughter's 16th birthday at KOA, with a tent site and a cabin. She and her friends had a blast on the inflatable pillow. The staff was amazingly helpful carrying my firewood and killing wasps for our neighbors. Facilities were very clean, great dog park, activities very family-friendly and the cabin was very comfortable.
Jun 18, 2014
awesome accomodations, great staff over all great fathers day weekend...
Jun 18, 2014
It was a weekend we had been looking forward 2 and the first nite there was a guest across from us that had a gathering with at least 40+ people. They were literally in our face and loud. We did not attempt 2 have a bonfire and tried 2 go 2 bed early but they were loud. Other than that it was a descent stay.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Hey Farrah, I'm sorry the group across from you was louder than desired. In the future, let us know right away, so we can fix it and not ruin your stay.
Jun 15, 2014
Great cabin and camp grounds. We enjoyed our visit.
Jun 03, 2014
great staff.. clean and comfortable cabin
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 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 29, 2014
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 20, 2014
Very nice campground and cabin. Staff very helpful. Quiet and peaceful!
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