Onawa / Blue Lake KOA

21788 Dogwood Avenue

Onawa, IA 51040-8665

Reserve: 800-562-4182

Info: 712-423-1633

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Campground Reviews

May 18, 2014
May 17, 2014
May 16, 2014
May 14, 2014
it was a little early in the season.nice staff
May 12, 2014
Cleanest campground I've stayed in over 40 years!
May 12, 2014
Great site and friendly hosts.
May 10, 2014
May 07, 2014
Very accommodating,excellent facility,dog friendly. Gave our 200 lb Gread Dane a ride in the golf cart....Dautch thanks you!
May 04, 2014
staff friendly & helpful
Mar 11, 2014
The owners of the campground are very helpful and understanding, especially when we have an problem with our camper. They have shown us that owners, and their workers, make the stay at KOA very pleasant & we will never stay at a campground that is not a KOA.
Mar 03, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
always a great time cant wait till they reopen for next year
Feb 20, 2014
The Onawa KOA is our favorite campground from around the country! It is clean,and offers many amenites: pool, playground, bikes to rent, cabins, the lake and lots of shade from mature trees. The perfect location from larger cities in the area. We are very pleased with our stay there.
Oct 21, 2013
Well organized, well managed KOA. Great people!
Oct 18, 2013
We were seasonals. There was supposed to be wifi which only worked in the office and never at the sites. Owners were strict and rude when interacting with us. Bank is eroding with nothing being done by owners.
Oct 17, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
The sites were level with ample space between them. There is no cable, but we picked up 10 channels with the antenna. Restrooms were clean and sufficient, as well as laundry facility. However, be aware we suspect that there may be bad water in the laundry plumbing that caused our load of whites to turn yellow. This is a good, peaceful overnight stop if traveling through Iowa.
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 08, 2013
Beautiful lakeside setting. We had a chance to explore the keel boat moored across the lake from our cabin, and learned more about the history of the area from the outdoor plaques. Facilities and fixtures were adequate, but are in need of refurbishment. Our hosts were friendly and helpful once located. Thank goodness our key was in the drop box when we arrived mid afternoon.
Oct 05, 2013
Just a little tighter getting into and out of than most KOAs we have stayed at, but still good.
Sep 30, 2013
Clean restrooms and nice clean grounds. Lots of activities for the kids even on colder weekends. We had a great time!!
Sep 30, 2013
Absolutely GREAT! Linda was so helpful and extremely professional.
Sep 22, 2013
We camped one night in a 5th wheel. Park was beautiful with big shady elms. Bathrooms were very clean. Office staff were friendly and helpful. Nearby Onawa is a beautiful small village. We'd stay here again.
Sep 22, 2013
Very Nice!
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Hostess kept saying it was end of season, etc. Acted like she didn't really want to be there. Lots of "seasonal" empty campers. Put me way far away from the 3 other people camping there. Kind of scary. Asked to be moved. Had to pay extra for the same hook-ups when I moved. She said the site I was in was a "one night" site! Campground for sale.
Sep 19, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
This KOA has had friendly staff both time we stayed there. It was very clean both times. The only thing that my husband and I didn't like was the boat and fishing docks. The entrance to the boat dock is a scary non-paved and very narrow. The docks are old and ready to fall apart. They feel as if they will fall over if you stand to one side. The fishing docks are just as bad and in need of repair.
Sep 17, 2013
Mature trees, nice lake, clean bathrooms. Had a great time.
Sep 16, 2013
what a wonderful place. friendly clean gorgeous lake we wish we had stayed more than one night
Sep 16, 2013
Beautiful setting, well shaded sites. Campground was well maintained. Restrooms very clean. Hosts friendly and personable.
Sep 15, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
very nice campground the owners are the best
Sep 14, 2013
We always enjoy our stay here. It is a very quiet campgrounds and the owners are very friendly
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Very nice clean and tidy park. Love the setting on the lake. Easy access off and on the interstate but far enough away for no traffic noise. Thank you for an enjoyable stay! Will definetly stay here again.
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Beautiful park-like setting right on a lake. Friendly staff. Site level, wide, & long enough to accommodate our 40' trailer & our truck with room to spare.
Sep 10, 2013
Our stay was great. We liked the facilities, especially the pool. The setting on the lake was great as well. We enjoyed looking out at the lake from our cabin in the evening & again in the morning. Maybe we'll be able to stay longer if we're back your way again.
Sep 09, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
Very nice staff,clean neat grounds,quite and neat lake area.
Sep 07, 2013
The facilities related to the KOA site were great but if your looking to find a good boat ramp after 10:30 at night or to catch catfish from a dock this is the wrong place. The state side of the lake closes at 10:30 and the KOA side has nothing for a boat ramp or decent docks to fish from. The state needs to spend some money there. Enjoyed the camping though. Thanks
Sep 05, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
Beautiful campground, right beside Blue Lake. We stayed in a cabin which faced the lake and was very clean. Showers and bathrooms were 1st rate!
Sep 03, 2013
Beautifully maintained campground. One of the best I've stayed at.
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
We had lots of fun and the kids loved the playground and pool cabin was small but we enjoyed being there wished we could have stayed longer.
Aug 31, 2013
Aug 29, 2013

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