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 30, 2014
The only bad thing about our stay was the dust from the vehicles and golf carts that went faster than the posted speed limit up and down the road in front of our spot.
May 30, 2014
very muddy sites. Sticky mud tracked in RV. But nice area. Quiet. Nice people.
May 30, 2014
theplace was clean had a great time with friends.do recommend this koa with others rate great place
May 27, 2014
Great facility. Right on a lake. Fantastic hosts. We will be back. Thanks for a excellent time.
May 27, 2014
Very clean park and friendly staff. Awesome. We had fun even though it rained.
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014
Family had a great time at this site traveling home from Mt. Rushmore to Kansas City
May 27, 2014
Extremely crowded. One of the bathroom stalls had vomit on toilet and walls.


It was Memorial Day weekend, so the campground was indeed very busy. I'm sorry there was a mess to clean in the bathroom stall. Please tell our staff when there is a problem, so we can attend to the situation. Chances are it may have just happened and we were not even aware of it.
May 19, 2014
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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

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