Onawa / Blue Lake KOA

Open April 15 - November 15

Reserve: 800-562-4182

Info: 712-423-1633

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21788 Dogwood Avenue

Onawa, IA 51040-8665

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 930 Reviews

Campground Reviews

Jul 12, 2016
clean sites and a nice store for supplies
Jul 12, 2016
Pretty site and great internet connection.
Jul 11, 2016
Jul 09, 2016
Rustic cabin with a wonderful lakeside view. Nice
Jul 09, 2016
Not very friendly
Jul 09, 2016
Nice place. Very clean. Staff a little moody, but they weren't camping with us so it was all good! Avoid Michael's Restaurant. Eat at your site as there are no places to eat out!
Jul 08, 2016
Jul 07, 2016
This park is mostly for mobile campers. It's very crowded and small. Fishing off the docks is poor and not safe for kids.
Jul 06, 2016
Easy to find. Good sites
Jul 06, 2016
The campground is a nice place and we will be back again!!! Cabin number 3 needs a t.v. so kids can watch movies!!!
Jul 06, 2016
My family and I had such a fun time at KOA. It was our first time camping and we were pleasantly surprised at how easy the whole experience was. The owner, his family, and the entire staff made us feel right at home from lending us a grate for our fire pit, to having ice and snacks for purchase when we ran low. The campground was clean, well-organized and safe. Thanks Kelly! We'll be back!!
Jul 05, 2016
Had a great time.
Jul 05, 2016
Would come back and visit again. And would recommend to others looking for a camping spot.
Jul 05, 2016
1. I called at the beginning of the week and asked to cancel Thur. night (unable to arrive) was rudely told no cancellations on the $th of July weekend (Thurs is a weekday). 2. When we arrived at 5pm Friday I was abruptly told I had already checked in, obviously not I was standing at the counter to do so, it seemed to be an issue then. Finally got a spot, not a full service as stated on my receipt

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your recent stay, sorry if you failed to understand we had a no cancellation policy for reservations over the 4th, when you didn't call or show up for your reservation on the date stated I guess we should have cancelled your stay.
Jul 03, 2016
Tent campers beware!Tent sites are not nestled together near the showers/bathrooms,if youre in a group,forget about being near each other.Most RVs have a bathroom (right?) and most tents do not.Our distance from the bathroom was a problem.The girls at the counter were eh.*I was charged an extra $2 on top of my reservation, ice, wood.There was a tailgate atmosphere-loud, drunk, cussing, music >10

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your recent stay, if your location was a problem you should have asked to be moved, it is hard to address any of your issues in a review, as a reminder this was a holiday weekend, open spots were limited, tent sites are in various locations throughout the park to fit everyone's needs.
Jul 02, 2016
Jul 02, 2016
Lake would be great for people with a boat. Appears about 1/2 sites occupied by people that leave their RV's parker there year around. 1 of 3 toilets out of order and 1 shower out of order. Fine for pulling in to park overnight, but nothing around unless you are coming to boat and fish.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your stay, maybe you should stay in a bigger city and/or a hotel the next time you are in the area, our facility is a campground with camping activities.
Jul 01, 2016
Friendly owners, nice campground
Jul 01, 2016
Stay was nice. Just a little too close for comfort sites, felt like no privacy. Also could use a boat ramp. Other than that it was nice.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your stay. At check in it was explained to you that the boat ramp is something we are going to be working on. We do not state we even have a boat ramp on any of our campground material. As new owners we have many changes we are making, but that is not the top priority.
Jun 30, 2016
One of the nicest KOA locations we have stayed at!!
Jun 30, 2016
Jun 28, 2016
Very nice, quiet campground. We stopped for one night on our way back from Yellowstone. Nice shaded sites, pretty view of the lake.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your stay, hope to see you again soon!
Jun 28, 2016
It was a nice and clean place bathrooms were really clean staff friendly will be back again
Jun 28, 2016
It was great and staff were very helpful! Great place to camp
Jun 28, 2016
Jun 27, 2016
Wonderful

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your visit, please come see us again!
Jun 26, 2016
Nice pool. Beautiful lake view. Clean restrooms. Pricey.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your stay!
Jun 24, 2016
Three ladies in the office when I came in, however no one said hello for what seemed like minutes. Guess I've been spoiled from some of the other KOA parks we been in. No escort to the site,no explanation of trash pickup. Just could be a little friendlier. Campsite were very good....little close for being in the country.
Jun 24, 2016
Only stayed one night in an RV towing and would recommend this spot and will certainly come back again.
Jun 23, 2016
Very accommodating. Bathrooms were spotless!
Jun 21, 2016
Great place to stay.
Jun 20, 2016
Great place to stay after an 11+ hour drive. Quiet and easy to get into our space. The staff were very nice and the bathrooms were spotless.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jun 20, 2016
The grounds and facilities were clean and well-kept. The staff was friendly and willing to be of service. My only disappointment was that the quiet time rule was not enforced.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry about the quiet hours, the people that caused the problems are no longer welcome here. Thank you for your stay.
Jun 19, 2016
Jun 19, 2016
It is by a beautiful lake and there are lots of trees for shade. The pool was very clean and refreshing. The cabin was clean inside. The front porch and picnic table could have used a good cleaning. The bathrooms and showers were clean. There were only two shower and bathroom stalls as one of each was not working. Overall it was a nice area and taken care of well.
Jun 18, 2016
Sites are tight and almost no customer service wifi are not working no cable and camp sites needed up keep badly.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

sorry for the inconvenience, our wifi service provider experienced outages during your stay.
Jun 17, 2016
Level spots, lots of big trees, very quiet, very peaceful. We had a pleasant stay.
Jun 15, 2016
We loved our stay. The pool was clean and refreshing. Our camp spot was by the lake. More than we had hoped for.
Jun 14, 2016
Way stop to other places but have stayed there before every one there was great
Jun 13, 2016
Jun 13, 2016
Nice place but a little tight if you have slide outs with awnings out. You get to know your neighbors real quick.
Jun 10, 2016
Nice shady park in hot country. Not many amenities but nice staff
Jun 10, 2016
Very nice setting
Jun 10, 2016
owners are very nice and clean place. loved it.
Jun 08, 2016
quiet and very clean
Jun 08, 2016
Beautiful, well maintained campsite. The only thing bad, I was charged 5 dollars for my dog to stay.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry about that, we do not charge travel trailers for pets, that was an error. We have refunded that charge to you. Thank you for your stay!
Jun 07, 2016
Jun 06, 2016
Beautiful grounds. Friendly staff. Clean facilities. We had a pleasant stay and would visit again.
Jun 06, 2016
Great stay, great surroundings, great neighbors and very peaceful and clean camp ground. Would recommend any and all to stay here.
Jun 04, 2016
 

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