Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA

4550 Hess Rd

Waterloo, IA 50701

Reserve: 800-562-2483

Info: 319-233-3485

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Cabin Reviews

Jul 29, 2014
Except for the mouse-it was wonderful!! The staff is the best; very professional. I will tell people to try it out!!
Jul 29, 2014
Loved it! It was the perfect getaway for our family...something for all ages!!! Cabins, beach, activities, & staff...all AAAA+++ Thanks !
Jul 28, 2014
Enjoyed our stay. However, out of three cabins; one had a coffee pot; one had cups; one had no dishes nor sink. Cabins were clean.
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
very clean, friendly services, cabin was great we had 8 person which accommodated us with our four grandchildren perfectly. only downfall was that we had to pay to use the paddle boats. thought they should of been included with the rental of the cabin.
Jul 24, 2014
Very clean, comfy and cool! A small cabin that utilizes space wisely. Loved it's location right next to the pond. And, my grandson's loved the bunk beds.
Jul 23, 2014
Everything was great with one exception. The metal edging at #11 was coming up and my daughter cut her toe on it. Great cabins! Great price!
Jul 23, 2014
Could be 5 star, but 2 bc of cleanliness. Amenities, lake and cabins are AWESOME (BUT unsanitary). Guests are required to clean. Staff does some. Yet, our cabin had gross hair, LOTS of dust/dirt everywhere, floors look clean but sticky/black, sinks w/gunk, etc. - NEED a good vacuum and cleaning solutions. Beware - fleece blankets not washed daily. Guests can pickup. Staff needs to SANITIZE/CLEAN!
Jul 22, 2014
I think this will be a great KOA in 5 years or so when the trees mature and the lawns/landscape improves. The tent sites are brutally dangerous with "washout" ruts and overal extremely dangerous surface. Definitely the potential to break an ankle. Especially at dark.
Jul 21, 2014
Staff was wonderful, especially Ben!! Cabins were pretty good. Site could use a little bit of clean up and more trees/vegetation but I understand it takes time to get things established.
Jul 21, 2014
Very cute cabin and nice beach.
Jul 20, 2014
The 8 person cabin was perfect for my family of 5 with three small children! All the kids had a room to stay and the loft worked fine for my husband and me to sleep after enjoying the fire after the kids bed time. The tables both inside and out for meals was a huge bonus! Wish all campgrounds had such a great setup! The beach and playground were amazing for us as well.
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Compared to our stay years ago this was the best ever. The grandkids had fun fishing right out the door. Will do it again real soon.
Jul 14, 2014
Staff was great and the cabin was in good shape. Lots to do in the area and the kids were quite excited to try everything.
Jul 12, 2014
We stayed in a 8 person cabin. The cabin was clean and very nice. The 5 kids loved swimming and playing in the park. Found it very helpful to have laundry facilities open 24 hours. Quiet, peaceful, very helpful staff. We didn't want to come home!
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
Kabins were very nice. We got the one right next to the beach area...very nice view and very conviently located near the Lost Island Waterpark. We will definatly be back.
Jul 05, 2014
It was amazing....was with grandkids and the playground was just incredible. Clean managed safe good location. I wasn't aware of the water parks hours however...I'm sure posted on site but must have overlooked so only suggestion I have is to make it bigger brighter and more noticable. Personally I seen it more of a blessing then disappointment as it gave me more quality time with my group. ;)
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
Place is wonderful can't wait to go back.
Jul 04, 2014
shower floor in our cabin was dirty/stained.
Jul 03, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
Cabins were way awesome!! Staff was great!! Will do again!
Jun 25, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
We had fun at your koa. the cabin that we stayed in (18) needs some major cleaning. I spilled some water on the floor so when I wiped it up with the white towel the towel had black marks on it. Another thing that needs some cleaning are the blinds. The inside of the frig was dirty too...
Jun 07, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
The kabins were nice but the 8 person unit was short on some kitchen gear which we thought should be automatic. There were only a few spoons and no knives or forks. Those who slept on the bunk-type beds would have liked to have top sheets. One small bottle of washing soap is not adequate for 2 people for one night.
May 28, 2014
Our family had a wonderful weekend!! The staff was super friendly and accommodating with lots of free activities. We also enjoyed the amenities of fishing, kayaking, paddle boating, and swimming!! We will definetly be back!!!
May 27, 2014
We were very happy with the property. Great amenities. Friends visited us and want to rent a place now as well. We would like to stay again but would request large garbage cans next to cabins, more then a bathroom sink, and the bugs were SOOOO bad at dusk, not sure what could be done about that?
May 12, 2014
live in Waterloo Iowa, we LOVE the koa,Lost Island Waterpark, we stay there quite often,the cabins and the grounda are always clean, and this year there is table,chairs,and grills at the cabins so nice, we will be spending 4th of july there can't wait my grandkids that are twins 6yrs. old Love it out there too, great addition to Waterloo area.
May 12, 2014
We had a great time. My son caught 20 bluegills in 2 hours. For an 8 year old, that was an experience. Used the kayaks. We were surprised to learn the cabins had linens, microwave, fridge, bathroom. You can tell how much thought was put into designing those cabins. Everything had it's place.
May 12, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
The Manager and staff at the Waterloo KOA are all friendly and courtious. This time we stayed in the cabins. They were clean and bright and at this time of year(winter) warm and comfy.
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 06, 2013
A large amount of things to do at the actual resort And even the waterpark across the street would be fun too. I would stay again.
Oct 02, 2013
We enjoyed our stay! Loved the cabins!
Sep 29, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
What a nice campground.
Sep 16, 2013
People were great place was great fishing was great thank you Dennis Stoneman
Sep 16, 2013
We only live 60 miles away from this campground and did not know anything about it until our son-in-law found it and arranged for us to all meet there for the weekend. Very friendly and helpful staff and very nice cabins. We will absolutly be making it back in the future.
Sep 08, 2013
The Kabin was wonderful. The staff extremely friendly and helpful. We definitely will stay here again!!
Sep 03, 2013
Loved it! Would like to have coffee pot maybe?
Aug 31, 2013
Very nice cabin for my stay but had a power failure while cooking my pizza in the microwave one nite. Unfortunately, the temperatures ans humidity kept me from enjoying the lake amenties. I suggest more signs be placed at destination landmarks to assist we travellers in finding the KOA.
Aug 28, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Staff was super friendly/helpful, cabin was really nice. Having store there saved time. Only wish there were chairs to sit on (on our porch). Would stay here again!
Aug 27, 2013
Nice cabin, close to water park. Clean grounds, the children really enjoyed the lake.
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