Des Moines West KOA

34308 L Avenue

Adel, IA 50003

Reserve: 515-834-2729

Info: 515-834-2729

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Cabin Reviews

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.


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


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!
May 20, 2014
Cabin ok. But, when checked in computer did not work, lady at the counter seemed confused and extremely disorganized. Your campsite store did not have very obvious supplies.Have firewood, no firestart We had a fire first night. There were holes in the fire pit and leaves that were damp and smelled terrible. Office closes at 7pm which I think is unprofessional. Should be open at least til 8 or 9
May 20, 2014
Staff was great campground is clean had a great time and will return!
May 19, 2014
It was good. The bathroom was a little far from the cabin.Otherwise was good.
May 18, 2014
Great stay. We were treated so well. We called to say we would be late getting in. They stayed until we got there. So Cool. The cozy cabin was very clean and comfy.
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
I'm a return guest. I really enjoy this campground; love the location and the kabin! I was really disappointed, however, that the dog park had been (I've been told temporarily) closed down and replaced by a bouncy pillow (fee for use). I wish I had been advised that the fenced dog park feature was not available when I made my reservations, by phone, for a kabin that allowed dogs.
May 12, 2014
This KOA is kept clean and the campsites are well maintained. We stayed in a camping cabin and is was clean inside. The outside was very well kept, nice plants and other greenery. We loved the swing and the covered porch. Thank you for doing the stay one nite get the 2nd nite free offer it makes it a little easier on the pocket book for our trip to Des Moines.
May 07, 2014
May 05, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
It was a great stay. The campground was clean and easy to navigate. A staff person was there to meet me even though I arrived at 9p. I only wish this location had more bathrooms.
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
Nice, a bit chilly.
Apr 08, 2014
Great time as always and the pizza was fantastic!!!
Oct 27, 2013
Our family did a fall campout in the cabins. They were clean, staff friendly and plenty of fun for all.
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
No heat in the bathrooms. The shower head fell off the shower and got my daughter's clothes wet. Campground was quite noisy. Other campers did not observe the 10pm - 7 am quiet hours even after I reminded them. At 10:25 pm I called the KOA main number and left a message about the noise. To my knowledge, no one came to the campground to resolve the problem.
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Nice facility. Friendly staff and campers. We bought some fire wood for our stay and the woman brought a couple of small dry branches for us to use as kindling...great customer service!
Oct 10, 2013
Very nice and very clean.
Oct 07, 2013
We have stayed here at least 3 times and have always had a great experience.
Oct 02, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
I enjoyed my stay there, area is well kept.
Oct 01, 2013
Staff is friendly and accommodating. The areas are well kept.
Sep 24, 2013
Friendly, helpful people, with very clean lodge. Loved our visit and already scheduled for next time!

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