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 814 Reviews

RV Reviews

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
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
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.
 

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