Des Moines West KOA

Open April 1 - October 31

Reserve: 515-834-2729

Info: 515-834-2729


34308 L Avenue

3418 L Avenue (GPS)

Adel, IA 50003

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Cabin Reviews

Jun 24, 2015
Two nights of quiet and a peaceful view of the lake was just what I needed, and received at the Des Moines West, IA KOA. What a great place with great service.
Jun 22, 2015
Fantastic campgrounds! The kids loved all the activities! Already planning our next visit!
Jun 21, 2015
Place was so much fun, lots to do. Friendly and helpful staff. And beautiful sunsets. This place is a must if you plan on staying in Des Moines
Jun 18, 2015
Jun 16, 2015
Cleaner than many hotels I have stayed at!
Jun 16, 2015
Everything was great. Rain made things tough...other than that it was perfect.
Jun 16, 2015
Great new restrooms and showers, lots of kids activities. They charge ectra for all the activities including the pool. Would rather pay more up front, feels like being nickle and dimed to death.


Hey Michaelann, maybe you're confused with another park, but we don't charge for the heated swimming pool...never have...never will. We also don't charge for our organized activities, outside of the occasional craft that includes a product that costs money.
Jun 15, 2015
Stayed in the cabin right across from the pond. It was ideal for our young boys first fishing experience. He caught more than 5 small fish and he was so excited! The owners and staff where so friendly and accommodating.This campground was an oasis for children and adults alike. I will definately return again!
Jun 15, 2015
We had a wonderful weekend with our children. Our kids range in age from 8 to 17 and they all had a great time! We made lots of fun memories and will definitely be back.
Jun 13, 2015
Thick bushes overgrown at cabin entrance. They got us and our gear wet when we entered cabin. There was a lot of mud on road. Hard to walk thru mud getting to shower house.
Jun 10, 2015
This was our first KOA stay and it was wonderful! Not far off the interstate, it's quiet and had all the amenities we wanted. We enjoyed our lodge that fit out family of 4 perfectly- large deck with fire pit, propane grill, picnic table and porch swing. The grounds had plenty of attraction for our kids. The bathrooms and laundry were clean and neat. Only frustration was that our stay was too short
Jun 09, 2015
Excellent facilities and very friendly staff. Air conditioning in the shower rooms was great. Pizza and wings were very good. Cabin was very clean. Did not have the grandkids along but they would have enjoyed all there is to do.
Jun 08, 2015
The cabin we stayed in KL14 was amazing!!!!! Just upset when we came the pool wasn't filled and nobody called to let us know it had been emptied. The staff gave us a discount which we really appreciated. All in all It was a great experience and plan on bringing my husband and children for a stay this summer!
Jun 08, 2015
Great place to spend the weekend. We will definitely return.
Jun 07, 2015
This family has poured their heart and soul into making this a fun, family and pet friendly place to stay. Great atmosphere.
Jun 05, 2015
Pleesant hosts. Nice facility
Jun 01, 2015
May 29, 2015
Very clean. Beautiful bathrooms. Very friendly staff.
May 29, 2015
we have made it an annual tradition to go to this KOA every year and my wife and I are impressed with the amount of added amenities every year! We will be back!
May 29, 2015
May 27, 2015
May 26, 2015
Had a great family campout. We will be returning next year for our 12th annual get together. Great activities for grandkids and adults. An excellent KOA!
May 26, 2015
There were 10 of us(6 adults, 4 kids)in a motorhome, 5 wheel and camping cabin. Weather didn't cooperate-but didn't stop us from having a great time! Activities for kids were great, facilities in awesome condition and staff wonderful. Will return! Thank you.
May 19, 2015
We rented 3 of the one room camping cabins for our girl scout camping trip. Chris and Jamie also allowed us the use of the pavilion for our bridging ceremony and parent pot luck. We had a great time and our Kabins were warm and dry even when a terrific thunderstorm rolled in.
May 13, 2015
Staff was very friendly and nice. They seems to be in process of some new updates around the campground and the bathrooms were updated. We stayed in their new deluxe camping cabin and it was perfect for our situation. We were in town just for the weekend, but didn't want to pack all the camping equipment since i'm 9 months pregnant and have two preschoolers.The kids enjoyed the weekend activities.
May 11, 2015
We had a girls weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff is always so friendly and the accommodations are impeccable! Definitely will be back!
May 11, 2015
We had a great two day stay in a 4 person camping lodge! When we arrived the host was very helpful and pleasant. The lodge was immaculate and welcoming. Our kids made many new friends. They had a blast! They throughly enjoyed the numerous kid friendly activities and the bounce pillow. We plan to return soon!
May 11, 2015
We enjoyed our stay. Good people and good times! The bathroom facilities are beautiful and our kids enjoyed the jumping pillow.
May 09, 2015
May 05, 2015
Clean facilities and friendly staff. We enjoyed having access to a pet friendly cabin.
Apr 13, 2015
Nice new cabin, very clean. Was pleased to see dishes and coffee maker, soap and dish towels. Better than a hotel!
Nov 06, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Our first stay at a KOA. We loved it! Great location and our cabin was sweet!
Oct 20, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 07, 2014
The campgrounds and cabin were terrific, well maintained and clean. The staff was friendly and caring, truly enjoyed our stay.....
Oct 07, 2014
Bring back paper towels in bathrooms
Oct 06, 2014
Our stay was awesome and we all will be coming back.
Oct 05, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
Sep 28, 2014
We enjoyed very clean, comfortable accommodations. Staff was helpful and friendly. We would recommend this KOA to anyone.
Sep 25, 2014
easy to find,clean and all are very friendly

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