Des Moines West KOA

34308 L Avenue

Adel, IA 50003

Reserve: 515-834-2729

Info: 515-834-2729

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RV Reviews

May 12, 2014
$10 just to jump on jumping pillow is ridiculous! And do not like how some sites are shared with other campers.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Lisa, I'm sorry you felt that $10/person for unlimited use of the jumping pillow, a free 1/2 hour bike rental, and $1 off gem mining wasn't a good value for your family. If you have any suggestions, we're all ears on how to provide more value to our campers.
May 11, 2014
Beautiful park and well maintained. The kids loved the park. We will definitely be back!
May 09, 2014
Clean, quiet campground conveniently close to Des Moines. Needs more shade trees.
May 07, 2014
May 07, 2014
The hosts were gracious & the park was top notch. Full service, we'll maintained sites. Will stop here again in the future.
May 07, 2014
May 06, 2014
Very nice facilities, green grass at camp site, nice scenery. Just a nice camp ground.
May 06, 2014
I have never had an unpleasant stay at your campground. It is close to my family and has always been a friendly environment.
May 06, 2014
Very nice campground. Very friendly and helpfull staff.
May 06, 2014
The pizza you served was delicate
May 05, 2014
May 05, 2014
May 05, 2014
Nice place, but tried for an hour to get our 40' motorhome level on several lots. The fall off to the back and sides was too significant. The owner asked our friends who came in after us if my husband was experienced at driving a motorhome. We are in our fourth season. Anyone we saw parked in the long lots were balancing on their jacks and their wheels were not touching the ground - not ok.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Deb, as we discussed with you when you were here, it's this time of year that we have to go through the sites after the winter and the rainy spring time to make sure all the sites are in check. Given when you were here, it hadn't been done yet. But, they'll all be fixed soon if there's a problem.
May 04, 2014
May 02, 2014
May 02, 2014
May 01, 2014
Great location, very clean showers , friendly staff
May 01, 2014
May 01, 2014
You have a very nice KOA! The staff was very nice and accommodating. The only improvement I would make is to level the sites better.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for the feedback on the sites. Early in the season it's so hard to level sites, because of how wet it is this time of year. So, we normally reserve that for after May 1st to correct any changes from over the off-season.
Apr 29, 2014
Always have a wonderful time here. Love watching the kampground come together as the new features are added.
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
We only stayed for an overnight on our way through the area. Very quiet and clean. The owners are making a number of improvements and the facilities: restrooms, laundry, and office are all very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would stay there again if passing through the area.
Apr 26, 2014
Best KOA that we stayed in on our cross country trip as of nowChris and his wife run a great place
Apr 25, 2014
nice place
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Due to hours of closure of the office from the time we arrived till the time of our departure in the afternoon, we saw no one and the office was closed. I wanted to buy propane upon our departure after lunch, and was not able due to the restricted hours of the office being closed and staffed.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Even though we're closed during the middle of the day, our cell phone is posted on all the entrance doors and in the bathrooms in case you need something, such as propane or anything else for that matter. I'm sorry that wasn't clear for you, but we're definitely available all day to accommodate you.
Apr 24, 2014
nice park for the summer. Other months overpriced and no amenities.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We've been consistently adding more amenities to the park since we purchased it in 2011. We value our camper's comments and take them to heart, so I'd love to know what types of amenities you'd like us to have in our slow season that would provide you with more value.
Apr 23, 2014
Very friendly camp hosts, the park was clean. I used the laundry facilities and they were clean. And a bonus we had pizza for supper that was made and delivered right at the campground.. What a treat after traveling all day..
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
very friendly staff. very slow wifi
Apr 21, 2014
Close enough to the highway for convenience, but far enough away to be quiet.
Apr 21, 2014
Just opened. New young, friendly, enthusiastic owners (2 weeks). Camp end swirl after a rough winter. Everything worked fine.
Apr 21, 2014
This is a very "basic" KOA that has clean campsites, restrooms and facilities. However, there is no pool or cable access. They are very willing to help with late check-ins for cabin access or locating the correct RV spot. Kind, friendly staff. Just wish they had cable hook up!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We definitely have a heated swimming pool Memorial Day through Labor Day, so maybe you got us confused with another park you visited recently. We don't have cable access, but we do receive 15-18 digital channels from Des Moines on your antenna.
Apr 20, 2014
Peaceful, clean, helpful staff. Not much to see or do, but great for a good nights rest. Enjoyed the on site pizza. Delivered right to your campsite. Very good, tasty and reasonable priced.
Apr 19, 2014
Friendly staff, nice and clean campground. very quiet.
Apr 19, 2014
It was our second stay in a week. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Clean bathrooms and hot showers are a plus.
Apr 17, 2014
A very helpful staff. Nice large level pull throughout.
Apr 17, 2014
Thanks
Apr 16, 2014
Very clean campground and facilities. Friendly, helpful workers. Easy access from I-80. I'd definitely stay here again.
Apr 15, 2014
Very friendly and accommodating. Clean bathrooms with heat...nice since it snowed overnight!
Apr 10, 2014
Not a destination but a decent stopping off point along the way. Four stars for the great people who manage the place. Laundry is a good deal. Visit winterset and shop at Fareway Grocery.
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
Good hosts who make good pizza a good place to stay
Apr 08, 2014
FANTASTIC 1st time out!!!
Apr 07, 2014
Very nice grounds,facilities and very well maintained and very friendly owners.
Apr 07, 2014
We were bringing our new camper home from the dealer and were dry. Called hosts found them very accomodating to help us out. Bath towels, paper towels and other small items needed. The shower stalls could stand some updating. Yes I would stay there again.
Apr 05, 2014
One night only but would like to return soon
Apr 04, 2014
No hot water for showers

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have tankless water heaters in our bathrooms specifically so nobody ever runs out of hot water, so I'm confused why it didn't work for you, as it does for everyone else.
Jan 08, 2014
We really enjoyed the pool, playground, and the bike rentals!
Nov 04, 2013
Great place. Friendly helpful staff.

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