The Best Campgrounds in Iowa

Most Popular Iowa Campsites

We've ranked the best places to camp in Iowa using our unique campsite popularity algorithm that accounts for the average rating and number of reviews for a campground, the number of people who have camped or wish they could camp at that campground. Sign up for a free account and vote for your favorite camping sites by submitting a campground review or creating a campground wishlist today!

New! Find the best campgrounds by city:
Johnston (7), Centerville (5), Pella (4), Muscatine (2), Solon (2), Indianola (2)

Rank Campground Location
1. Lake Macbride State ParkSolon, Iowa
2. Pikes Peak State ParkMcgregor, Iowa
3. Lacey-keosauqua State ParkKeosauqua, Iowa
4. Maquoketa Caves State ParkMaquoketa , Iowa
5. Maquoketa Caves State ParkMaquoketa, Iowa
6. Little Wall Lake ParkJewell, Iowa
7. Riverview Ridge Campgrounds & RecreationCascade, Iowa
8. Saylorville LakeJohnston, Iowa
9. Coralville LakeIowa City, Iowa
10. Lake Red RockPella, Iowa
11. Ledges State ParkMadrid, Iowa
12. Waubonsie State ParkHamburg, Iowa
13. Mississippi River Pool No 10Guttenberg, Iowa
14. Ambrose A. Call State ParkAlgona, Iowa
15. Backbone State ParkStrawberry Point, Iowa
16. Bob Shetler Recreation Area (ia)Johnston, Iowa
17. Cherry Glen Campground (ia)Johnston, Iowa
18. Clear Lake State ParkClear Lake, Iowa
19. Elinor Bedell State ParkSpirit Lake, Iowa
20. Fort Defiance State ParkEstherville, Iowa
21. Lake Manawa State ParkCouncil Bluffs, Iowa
22. Pikes Point State ParkSpirit Lake , Iowa
23. Prairie Flower Recreation Area (ia)Johnston, Iowa
24. Wilson Island State Recreation AreaMissouri Valley, Iowa
25. Sandy Beach Camp (ia)Solon , Iowa
26. Mississippi River Pools 11-22 (10 L&D)Pleasant Valley, Iowa
27. Rathbun LakeCenterville, Iowa
28. Beeds Lake State ParkHampton, Iowa
29. Des Moines West KoaAdel, Iowa
30. Lake Anita State ParkAnita, Iowa
31. Cottonwood Recreation Area (ia)Ankeny, Iowa
32. Dam Complex (ia)Iowa City, Iowa
33. Emerson Bay State RecreationWest Okoboji, Iowa
34. Geode State ParkDanville, Iowa
35. Lake Ahquabi State ParkIndianola, Iowa
36. Nine Eagles State ParkDavis City, Iowa
37. Sugar Bottom (ia)Solon, Iowa
38. Big Creek State ParkPolk City, Iowa
39. Acorn Valley (ia)Johnston, Iowa
40. Bellevue State ParkBellevue, Iowa
41. Big Creek State ParkPolk City, Iowa
42. Black Hawk State ParkLake View , Iowa
43. Bridgeview (rathbun Lake) (ia)Centerville, Iowa
44. Brushy Creek State Recreation AreaLehigh, Iowa
45. Buck Creek (rathbun Lake) (ia)Centerville, Iowa
46. Clarks Ferry (ia)Montpelier, Iowa
47. Dolliver Memorial State ParkLehigh, Iowa
48. Fairport State Recreation AreaMuscatine, Iowa
49. George Wyth State ParkWaterloo, Iowa
50. Gull Point State ParkMilford, Iowa
51. Honey Creek State ParkMoravia, Iowa
52. Howell Station (ia)Pella, Iowa
53. Island View (rathbun Lake) (ia)Mystic Iowa, Iowa
54. Lake Darling State ParkBrighton, Iowa
55. Lake Keomah State ParkOskaloosa, Iowa
56. Lake Of Three Fires State ParkBedford, Iowa
57. Lewis And Clark State ParkOnawa, Iowa
58. Marble Beach State Recreation AreaMilford, Iowa
59. Mcintosh Woods State ParkVentura, Iowa
60. North Overlook Camp (ia)Pella, Iowa
61. Okamanpedan, Iowa
62. Onawa / Blue Lake KoaOnawa, Iowa
63. Palisades-kepler State ParkMount Vernon, Iowa
64. Pilot Knob State ParkForest City, Iowa
65. Pine Lake State ParkEldora, Iowa
66. Prairie Ridge (rathbun Lake) (ia)Centerville, Iowa
67. Prairie Rose State ParkHarlan, Iowa
68. Red Haw State ParkChariton, Iowa
69. Rice Lake State ParkLake Mills, Iowa
70. Rock Creek State ParkKellogg, Iowa
71. Rolling Cove (rathbun Lake) (ia)Centerville, Iowa
72. Sandpiper Recreation Area (ia)Johnston, Iowa
73. Shady Creek (ia)Muscatine, Iowa
74. Shimek Forest CampgroundFarmington, Iowa
75. Springbrook State ParkGuthrie Center, Iowa
76. Stephens Forest CampgroundChariton, Iowa
77. Stone State ParkSioux City, Iowa
78. Templar State Recreation AreaSpirit Lake, Iowa
79. Twin Lakes, Iowa
80. Union Grove State ParkGladbrook, Iowa
81. Viking Lake State ParkStanton, Iowa
82. Volga River State Recreation AreaFayette, Iowa
83. Wallashuck (ia)Pella, Iowa
84. Walnut Ridge Recreation Area (ia)Johnston, Iowa
85. Walnut Woods State ParkWest Des Moines, Iowa
86. Wapsipinicon State ParkAnamosa, Iowa
87. Whitebreast Camp (ia)Knoxville, Iowa
88. Yellow River State ForestHarpers Ferry, Iowa
89. Miller Riverview ParkDubuque, Iowa
90. Preparation Canyon State ParkMoorhead, Iowa
91. Rock Creek State ParkKellogg, Iowa
92. BeedHampton, Iowa
93. Geode State ParkDanville, Iowa
94. Lake Ahquabi State ParkIndianola, Iowa
95. Yellow River State ForestHarpers Ferry, Iowa
96. Mississippi River - Pool 9Lynxville, Iowa
97. Elk Rock State ParkKnoxville, Iowa
98. Pleasant Creek State Recreation AreaPalo, Iowa
99. Lake Wapello State ParkDrakesville, Iowa
100. Frank A Gotch State ParkHumboldt, Iowa

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