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 (3), Solon (3), Spirit Lake (2)

Rank Campground Location
1. Maquoketa Caves State ParkMaquoketa , Iowa
2. Pikes Peak State ParkMcgregor, Iowa
3. Lacey-keosauqua State ParkKeosauqua, Iowa
4. Little Wall Lake ParkJewell, Iowa
5. Riverview Ridge Campgrounds & RecreationCascade, Iowa
6. Saylorville LakeJohnston, Iowa
7. Coralville LakeIowa City, Iowa
8. Lake Macbride State ParkSolon, Iowa
9. Ledges State ParkMadrid, Iowa
10. Lake Manawa State ParkCouncil Bluffs, Iowa
11. Backbone State ParkStrawberry Point, Iowa
12. Sandy Beach CampSolon, Iowa
13. Waubonsie State ParkHamburg, Iowa
14. Mississippi River Pool No 10Guttenberg, Iowa
15. Ambrose A. Call State ParkAlgona, Iowa
16. Bob Shetler Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
17. Cherry Glen CampgroundJohnston, Iowa
18. Clear Lake State ParkClear Lake, Iowa
19. Elinor Bedell State ParkSpirit Lake, Iowa
20. Fort Defiance State ParkEstherville, Iowa
21. Pikes Point State ParkSpirit Lake , Iowa
22. Prairie Flower Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
23. Wilson Island State Recreation AreaMissouri Valley, Iowa
24. Dam ComplexIowa City, Iowa
25. Emerson Bay State RecreationWest Okoboji, Iowa
26. Sugar BottomSolon, Iowa
27. Mississippi River Pools 11-22 (10 L&D)Pleasant Valley, Iowa
28. Rathbun LakeCenterville, Iowa
29. Beeds Lake State ParkHampton, Iowa
30. Des Moines West KoaAdel, Iowa
31. Lake Anita State ParkAnita, Iowa
32. Acorn Valley (ia)Johnston, Iowa
33. Cottonwood Recreation AreaAnkeny, Iowa
34. Geode State ParkDanville, Iowa
35. Lake Ahquabi State ParkIndianola, Iowa
36. Nine Eagles State ParkDavis City, Iowa
37. Palisades-kepler State ParkMount Vernon, Iowa
38. Volga River State Recreation AreaFayette, Iowa
39. Miller Riverview ParkDubuque, Iowa
40. Bellevue State ParkBellevue, Iowa
41. Big Creek State ParkPolk City, Iowa
42. Black Hawk State ParkLake View , Iowa
43. Bridgeview (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
44. Brushy Creek State Recreation AreaLehigh, Iowa
45. Buck Creek (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
46. Clarks FerryMontpelier, 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 StationPella, Iowa
53. Island View (rathbun Lake)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. Pilot Knob State ParkForest City, Iowa
64. Pine Lake State ParkEldora, Iowa
65. Prairie Ridge (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
66. Prairie Rose State ParkHarlan, Iowa
67. Rice Lake State ParkLake Mills, Iowa
68. Rock Creek State ParkKellogg, Iowa
69. Rolling Cove (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
70. Sandpiper Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
71. Shady CreekMuscatine, Iowa
72. Shimek Forest CampgroundFarmington, Iowa
73. Springbrook State ParkGuthrie Center, Iowa
74. Stephens Forest CampgroundChariton, Iowa
75. Stone State ParkSioux City, Iowa
76. Templar State Recreation AreaSpirit Lake, Iowa
77. Twin Lakes, Iowa
78. Union Grove State ParkGladbrook, Iowa
79. Viking Lake State ParkStanton, Iowa
80. WallashuckPella, Iowa
81. Walnut Ridge Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
82. Walnut Woods State ParkWest Des Moines, Iowa
83. Wapsipinicon State ParkAnamosa, Iowa
84. Whitebreast CampKnoxville, Iowa
85. Yellow River State ForestHarpers Ferry, Iowa
86. Preparation Canyon State ParkMoorhead, Iowa
87. Mississippi River - Pool 9Lynxville, Iowa
88. Elk Rock State ParkKnoxville, Iowa
89. Pleasant Creek State Recreation AreaPalo, Iowa
90. Lake Wapello State ParkDrakesville, Iowa
91. Frank A Gotch State ParkHumboldt, Iowa
92. Lake Red RockPella, Iowa
93. Wildcat Den State ParkMuscatine, Iowa
94. Red Haw State ParkChariton, Iowa