5 Iowa RV Parks You Must Visit

Your Guide to the Best Iowa RV Parks

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Iowa welcomes travelers with rustic environments and friendly locals. I want to make sure you get the most out of your trip through or to Iowa so I’ve compiled the top five RV parks, grounds, and sites in the Hawkeye State. 

KOA: Newton

The Newton KOA has all of the facilities you know and loves from a KOA along with the charm of Newton. Like any other KOA, you won’t be left without plenty of amenities.

This includes full utility hookups, cable TV, and Wi-Fi access as well as spacious and clean shower and laundry facilities. This KOA includes a dog park, fire pits, picnic tables, fishing, nature trails and a game room just to name a few features. 

This KOA also features local wines and cheeses from the Iowa farmlands. If you’re a big fan of Dutch culture, visit nearby Pella, Iowa with old world Dutch architecture, tulips and even a windmill. Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest reservoir is less than an hour away. There’s also the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. 

On-Ur-Wa RV Park: Onawa

This highly rated park is a great place to explore the town of Onawa and nearby parks and recreation. On-Ur-Wa RV Park can accommodate the biggest RVs out there with 100-foot long pull through spaces that include electric, water and sewer hookups. TrailerLife called On-Ur-Wa’s restrooms ten stars so you know those, as well as their other facilities, are top notch.

Those other facilities include propane fill up, RV supply store and community center. 

This park is close to the recreation of West Iowa including Lewis and Clark State Park, Blue Lake, Casino Omaha and right around the corner from the majestic and rustic beauty of the Loess Hills. 

Lazy Acres RV Park: Urbana

Lazy Acres RV Park is the perfect spot for families and if you just want to relax for a few days.

 There are 60 sites, 29 which are full service including water, electric and sewer. Lazy Acres has all the facilities you need to recharge such as shower, restroom and laundry facilities, covered pavilions and more. The park pulls a solid 9.4/10 rating from the consumer powered site RVParkReviews.com.

The site provides plenty of family-friendly recreation like Frisbee golf, mini golf, fishing, playground, watercraft rentals, fishing and a sand beach just to name a few. 

Timberline Campground: Waukee

Timberline Campground has been the highest rated Iowa campground by Trailer Life every year since 2012. The campground has all the amenities you will need such as water, electric and sewer hookups as well as Wi-Fi access. There are ample showers, bathrooms and laundry facilities. Other features include a general store, arcade, playground, wash barn to clean your ride. You also have a picnic area and swimming pool to kick your feet up at.  

There are many local attractions within a couple of hours of Timberline including all that Des Moines has to offer. This includes Living History Farms, the Science Center of Iowa, Blank Park Zoo, Adventureland and plenty more. 

Amana Colonies RV Park: Amana

Prepare to get transported back to a simpler time when you stay at the Amana Colonies RV Park.

Despite the old town environment, you still get water, sewer and electric hookups for your ride as well as a fire ring and picnic table at each site. These site amenities go with the park’s laundry and showers, propane fills up, camp store, dump station and plenty more. 

The Amana Colonies RV Park attracts over one million visitors a year to enjoy the arts and culture of mid 19th-century German immigrant community that was remarkable self-sufficient. Activities include craft shows, live music, and other entertainment. The park is also in close proximity to Lily Lake and the Kolonieweg Recreation Trail. 

Iowa is another Midwest state you might not consider adding to your list of RV adventures, but as you can see, there’s plenty to do and see in the Hawkeye State.