KOA Campgrounds in Iowa

KOA Campgrounds in Iowa

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Camping in Iowa

If you’re looking for a camping experience straight out of the famous painting "American Gothic," then it’s time to book your KOA campsite in lovely Iowa. As you roam this flat, expansive land, you’ll see tidy rows of crops and picturesque apple-red barns. The state is quickly turning into a cyclist’s dream due to its growing network of scenic bike trails which you can enjoy from your KOA campsite. For a serene and relaxing vacation, you and your family will love camping at one or all of the KOA campgrounds found across Iowa.

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Popular Iowa Attractions

  • Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
  • Prairie Learning Center
  • Pella Tulip Time
  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Amana Colonies

Find Your Iowa Campground

Des Moines West KOA Holiday Photo
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Des Moines West KOA Holiday
Adel, IA
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Newton / Des Moines East KOA Journey Photo
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Newton / Des Moines East KOA Journey
Newton, IA
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Onawa / Blue Lake KOA Holiday Photo
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Onawa / Blue Lake KOA Holiday
Onawa, IA
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Waterloo / Lost Island KOA Resort Photo
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Waterloo / Lost Island KOA Resort
Waterloo, IA
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Popular Attractions in Iowa to Visit

The highways and byways throughout Iowa are picturesque, and camping in Iowa reminds you of a simpler way of life. The Living History Farms near the Des Moines metro area connects you with the state’s rich agricultural heritage. There you can explore 500 acres of five different period farms that have been brought to life for visitors.

Or, if you travel about an hour outside the city, you can see the famed covered bridges of Madison County. Head west to the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway to experience the bluffs that rise along the Missouri River. From historic sites to lovely scenic views, KOA is your perfect jumping off point to see the sights of Iowa.

Benefits of Staying With KOA

Affordable camping that's comfortable, clean and friendly is not always easy to find. However, with KOA, all that and more come standard. No matter which campground you choose, you're bound to find ample activities your whole family will love like swimming pools, rock walls, mini golf and more. Just call ahead to see what specific campgrounds offer or have planned during your planned trip.

Each KOA campground is filled with amenities designed to add comfort to your stay, especially after a long day of exploring. This includes:

  • Laundry facilities
  • Campsites that are level and clean
  • KOA stores for anything you may have forgotten
  • Clean bathrooms with hot showers
  • Playgrounds for the kids
  • And more

Types of Campsites

As your journey takes you through Iowa, KOA wants to ensure you have the camping adventure you've always wanted. This could mean different things for different campers. From the rustic to the deluxe, we have options for you:

  • Tent Camping: This classic form of camping will allow you to view the expansive Iowa skies as the stars make their nightly appearance. Tent Sites are perfect for a more rugged experience.
  • Camping Cabins: If you're afraid inclement weather will ruin your camping excursion then you'll probably appreciate a roof over your head. Try a Camping Cabin which also offers beds and electricity, so you will always have access to charge your phone or power other electronics.
  • Deluxe Cabins: Deluxe Cabins are available for those who prefer a few more amenities. They feature private bathrooms, and many include TVs, kitchenettes, bed linens and more.
  • RV Sites: The Iowa highways are perfect for traveling via RV. When you're crossing the state, be sure to stop off for the night at a KOA RV Site. They provide waste disposal, full-hookups and 30- and 50-amp service. Some RV Sites may even feature a KOA Patio®.
  • Additional Unique Options: KOA provides camping options to suit every taste, including unique lodging you won't find anywhere else. How does sleeping in a teepee or yurt sound? What about an Airstream trailer? These and many more selections are available at different KOA campgrounds. Just check ahead of time to see what's available at a specific location.

Make Your Reservation at an Iowa KOA

There's no better way to journey through Iowa than from a KOA campground. Don't wait around to reserve your site. Call today to find out more. You can also book your campsite online. The fields of Iowa await.

Iowa Campgrounds Map

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