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 906 Reviews

RV Reviews

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.
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 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.
Jul 14, 2015
The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The facilities are very nice. This is the second year that I have stayed here. Great place!
Jul 13, 2015
This was our first time at a KOA and what a wonderful experience. We look forward to our next.
Jul 13, 2015
Very friendly and clean campground. Felt very safe here.
Jul 13, 2015
The owners were great!However, a mean lady who lives here followed us to our site to yell at us and tell us we were speeding!Not true!We have visited dozens of campgrounds & the speed limit is normally 5-10mph.It wasn't posted here so we were going 8mph. She followed us and yelled "THE SPEED LIMIT IS 5 MILES PER HOUR IN THIS CAMPGROUND!!! THERE ARE KIDS EVERY WHERE AND YOU WERE NOT GOING 5 MPH"!Sh

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

There are rules to abide too. Safety is#1 !!!!! We had a 3 yr. old get hit within a fraction of an inch. The speed limit is 5mph and POSTED in the entrance when you entered the park. The lady you mentioned that yelled at you does NOT live here and is a camper with us and told us what happened.
Jul 12, 2015
It was a very nice campground on an inviting lake. However, we were just passing through and did not have enough time to fully enjoy all there was to offer.
Jul 12, 2015
Very nice camp grounds
Jul 10, 2015
Great!
Jul 10, 2015
I wish the store stayed open pass 8 pm and that someone would have driven us to our site.
Jul 09, 2015
Lots of shade. Very smoky on the second day from forest fires in the northwest. Nice place!
Jul 08, 2015
I'll start with the pros: nice pool, most of the time the ONLY 1 bathroom/shower building is clean and stocked. Cons:The sites are too close (the neighbors canopy touched our slide), fire rings are right by the road (you could burn your vehicle or your neighbors), different rules for the owners/friends of owners(their dog can bark all afternoon/evening), the store is WAY overpriced on everything
Jul 07, 2015
Wonderful people, clean campground, beautiful setting!
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015
Beautiful little campground. Nice, clean bathrooms and laundry room. Would defiantly recommend this to anyone who wants to go camping. I'm sure my family and I will be back soon!
Jul 07, 2015
We were only there one night. Would have been a wonderful 4th of July except our dog is terrified of anything that goes boom. So was rather stressful. Although the park was packed for the holiday, except for the fireworks display, it was mostly quiet and campers were respectful.
 

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