Onawa / Blue Lake KOA

Open April 15 - October 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 819 Reviews

Campground Reviews

Aug 07, 2015
This was a very nice and extremely clean KOA. I was very impressed with prices in the camp store they werent overly priced like other campgrounds. We would definitely stay again..
Aug 07, 2015
Great place to stay on my motorcycle trip to the Sturgis Rally. I had a quiet tent site next to the lake. Staff was friendly at check-in. Showers/bathrooms were clean. Great location,just off the interstate, but quiet. Definitely would return/recommend.
Aug 06, 2015
Aug 05, 2015
Wonderful place, great sites and staff! One of the best KOAs I have stayed at!
Aug 05, 2015
Beautiful locale with great staff and well organized.
Aug 05, 2015
Everyone was really nice. Campground was clean and kept up nicely. Bathrooms nice and clean too! We will definitely stay here again!.
Aug 05, 2015
Probably the best KOA we've stayed at. Good people, great park!
Aug 05, 2015
We did like our stay.
Aug 04, 2015
Nice level pull-through that looked out to a green field. The Blue Lake is nice although we were at the other end of the park. Surprised at the number of long-term guests, however areas were well kept. Very nice to provide doggie bags all through the park.
Aug 03, 2015
We actually came during very rainy weather. The sun was out the day we stayed but the ground was totally saturated. If not for the saturation, would have been perfect.
Aug 02, 2015
Aug 02, 2015
Third time I stayed will stay again I'm sure.
Aug 02, 2015
Thanks nice lake in background to tent sites
Aug 02, 2015
We enjoyed our one stay very much. We got to see the ducks on the water and people water skying.
Aug 02, 2015
Would recomment and stay. Nice welcome and cute, shady sites, some on the lake.
Jul 31, 2015
Level site, easy in and out.
Jul 31, 2015
Clean, quiet, very nice place to stay
Jul 31, 2015
Campground was nice need more access to fishing areas

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

You could have went to the other side of the lake to go fishing. Our campground over looks the lake. Kinda hard to make a shore but have docks to fish off of.
Jul 30, 2015
We have four boys, ages 14, 13, 11, and 6. They had so much fun they want to live there. My husband and I were thinking of getting a camper and I'm pretty sure staying there the two days we did, helped pursway him that it would be great for the family to help us connect again and to get the boys away from their electronics. Thank you!
Jul 29, 2015
There's no easy access to the lake for swimming
Jul 29, 2015
You have no control over the weather which was yukky! Ankle deep water all around our campsite.
Jul 28, 2015
This was our 3yr. old grand-daughter's first time camping and it was a success..when asked, her favorite parts were the playground and pool..lol
Jul 28, 2015
It was a nice park, the only issues I had was the site are really packed in tight & they charge you $2.00/ea for visitors. That's a bit chinsy.
Jul 28, 2015
The entire campground and facilities were extremely clean. Staff was friendly/helpful. Even though there were several RVs, it did not feel crowded. Often there were only a few others using the pool or playground at the same time. Definetly a good place to camp with children.
Jul 28, 2015
We just stayed overnight so we did not spend a lot of time at the park however the camp hostess was very friendly. Set up was quick and easy.
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
Very friendly hosts and the grounds very well taken care of.
Jul 27, 2015
I called to make a reservation. First I was told they were full. Then... later I have someone tell me they have opening. Which was odd. Owner is rude. Store had hardly anything in it. Not like the other KOA's. Most people are extremely nice and pleasant. Will I stay again. Probably due to I have friends that keep there campers there all year. and it is close to home. Just disappointed.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We had reservations for the vacant sites this saw when she came and she was very rude. People make reservations on KOA.com alot as we do.
Jul 27, 2015
My family was looking forward to a nice weekend getaway at the Onawa KOA. The RV site(lot 75) was beautiful. However, the seasonal people at the campground were extremely rude. They made everyone else feel as if we were intruding on their campground. We were disgusted when a seasonal couple, that were drunk in the pool, cussing & fondling each other. Due to the seasonals, we won't be back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have resolved this issue and it was not the seasonals mentioned. Nothing was brought to our attention at the time. The family notified us through an email after they left the park. I emailed them back and offered a free weekend but no reply.
Jul 26, 2015
Absolutely beautiful! Will stop there again for a longer stay.
Jul 26, 2015
Need more Full Service hook ups, stayed at two and could not get full hook ups.
Jul 26, 2015
Clean and the hosts were terrific
Jul 25, 2015
Signage to get to the campground is inadequate. Bump in entrance drive nearly took off our muffler in our motorhome. Still need to assess the damage. Customer service marginal. Noise from whatever is across the lake was disturbing and distracted from the camping experience. Trees and brush obscured what would have been a great view of the lake. Bathrooms and showers were top notch.
Jul 25, 2015
Nice large shady sites!
Jul 24, 2015
LOVE IT THERE!!!
Jul 21, 2015
The KOA was great. The whole family enjoyed their stay
Jul 21, 2015
Jul 20, 2015
Great people! Great place!!
Jul 20, 2015
Very satisfied. We had a wonderful time. Great campground, great staff and the entite site incl. The facilities were outstanding clean.
Jul 20, 2015
Had a wonderful time over the 4th of July and enjoyed the beautiful fireworks as well!
Jul 20, 2015
WiFi was slow Your place is over priced and so Outdated I will not be back

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are not over priced or outdated. Why would we get so many 10's in our rate survey. Other campers love our prices and say we are cheap. We have a well groomed campground and very much up to date. Maybe you have a mixed up with another campground. Thank you
Jul 20, 2015
Our stay was wonderful! I would recommend adding grates to the fire pits, I cook on cast iron over the fire and I couldn't with my skillet...

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry but we had grates once and people steal them. We do sell them!
Jul 20, 2015
Noisy, rude, party lots of loud music until after midnight. No enforcement of quiet hours. Dogs running loose. Worse KOA stay in a 4000 mile trip.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I really think that this is not our campground. We enforce our rules. You can always call the managers or owners.
Jul 19, 2015
Can't really rate our stay here since we came in about 9 p.m. in the dark, and it poured rain the entire night. We only stayed one night so didn't see the campground at all.
Jul 18, 2015
We called late in the evening and the staff gave us a Site for the night. Always keep that KOA book handy!
Jul 18, 2015
signage from I29 would help

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

There are signs when exiting the interstate.
Jul 17, 2015
Nice pool. Decent store.
Jul 17, 2015
Jul 17, 2015
We loved the lake view from our kabin! I was disappointed, however, that the TV in the cabin was only for viewing DVDs. Previous KOA kabin a we stayed in had a working TV. The WiFi was very spotty and unreliable. We are blogging about our cross country bike journey so the poor WFi made it difficult for us to do our updates. The staff was very nice and favilities very clean!
Jul 14, 2015
Very nice and clean! Been going there for years. And our neighbors have always been awesome. Also a great place for kids to ride bikes.
 

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