Onawa / Blue Lake KOA

21788 Dogwood Avenue

Onawa, IA 51040-8665

Reserve: 800-562-4182

Info: 712-423-1633

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4.5 out of 5
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Campground Reviews

Jun 18, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Wonderful! Extremely clean and beautiful landscaping. LOVED IT!
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
Great view from our cabin! Clean KOA with shaded sites. Not much nearby, so you may want to bring in dinner.
Jun 14, 2014
very friendly, very nice and clean and quiet and close to the casino....nice view of the lake.
Jun 13, 2014
A lovely rural setting - great for overnight stays. Very clean, well-shaded, with a friendly helpful staff. Addition of cable tv would be nice.
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
clean restrooms and pet friendly site was level
Jun 10, 2014
Easy access and great place to stay. Just make sure after a rain you get a site that hasn't got pools or flooded. Good location for day trips in the area.
Jun 03, 2014
This is a very friendly RV park. It was very well maintained and had great staff in addition to a great group of seasonal campers. We were very pleased with our stay. Koa' is a wonderful place to stay.
Jun 02, 2014
Enjoyed this campground so much we got a KOA membership!
Jun 01, 2014
May 30, 2014
Really enjoyed our stay with you this Memorial Day week end. It did rain a bit but still enjoyed the warmer weather this year.
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
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.

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