Onawa / Blue Lake KOA

21788 Dogwood Avenue

Onawa, IA 51040-8665

Reserve: 800-562-4182

Info: 712-423-1633

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RV Reviews

Aug 29, 2015
Aug 26, 2015
A wonderful park run by excellent owners - Very impressive, clean, very relaxing!
Aug 26, 2015
Clean bathrooms and friendly staff. Only stayed overnight. Easy to get to from the highway.
Aug 24, 2015
It is a great place to stay. Very shaded and nice people.
Aug 24, 2015
We like the fishing. Like the showers and its lose to home
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Clean and quiet !!!!
Aug 23, 2015
I have been a regular here all summer... every weekend.... love it here
Aug 22, 2015
Very pretty and quite. Great stop over. Wish I could have stayed and rested for a while.
Aug 19, 2015
Awesome campground!!
Aug 19, 2015
Campground and restrooms ans showers were clean. Staff friendly and helpful
Aug 19, 2015
The camp host was most rude when we checked in. In the brochure it states that you may check in early if available and may pay small fee. The camp host was very rude when told that our spot was vacant and we would like to check in a few hours early.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I think you have our campground confused with another. We do NOT have "you may check in early if available and pay small fee on our brochure."
Aug 18, 2015
Very nice sites, well maintained. Would visit again.
Aug 18, 2015
Friendly, quiet, very clean and maintained well ! will be back again soon
Aug 18, 2015
Aug 17, 2015
Very clean and pleasant spot. New owners. Well kept.
Aug 17, 2015
friendly staff, quiet campground with all the amenities listed.
Aug 17, 2015
Very nice park.
Aug 15, 2015
Great place to stay.
Aug 12, 2015
Very nice and quiet campground. The lake is beautiful.
Aug 12, 2015
Aug 11, 2015
Owners are very nice, campground clean and well maintained.
Aug 11, 2015
We enjoyed our stay. Staff was very helpful and their little store had things we needed. We needed alonger sewage hose they had it. And my husband liked the pull though site. First time for that. This is our first season with 5th wheel.
Aug 10, 2015
campground and facilities were very clean. pool was freezing(the one reason we stayed here vs state park. no allowed to have a mat in front of your camper, made for a lot of tracking in. why is this different than a tent being on the ground?
Aug 10, 2015
Very clean and well kept. Everyone was friendly.
Aug 08, 2015
The staff was friendly and helpful. The original site assigned was not orientated well for my camper's hook-up, after talking to the staff they could a site that worked better.
Aug 08, 2015
Easy access and friendly staff
Aug 08, 2015
Nice and quiet and clean!
Aug 08, 2015
Very beautiful spot with great host. Have stopped here for many years on our trips home.
Aug 06, 2015
Aug 05, 2015
Beautiful locale with great staff and well organized.
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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