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), Solon (3), Muscatine (3), Onawa (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. Ledges State ParkMadrid, Iowa
9. Lake Manawa State ParkCouncil Bluffs, Iowa
10. Waubonsie State ParkHamburg, Iowa
11. Mississippi River Pool No 10Guttenberg, Iowa
12. Ambrose A. Call State ParkAlgona, Iowa
13. Backbone State ParkStrawberry Point, Iowa
14. Bob Shetler Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
15. Cherry Glen CampgroundJohnston, Iowa
16. Clear Lake State ParkClear Lake, Iowa
17. Elinor Bedell State ParkSpirit Lake, Iowa
18. Fort Defiance State ParkEstherville, Iowa
19. Pikes Point State ParkSpirit Lake , Iowa
20. Prairie Flower Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
21. Wilson Island State Recreation AreaMissouri Valley, Iowa
22. Lake Macbride State ParkSolon, Iowa
23. Sandy Beach CampSolon, Iowa
24. Mississippi River Pools 11-22 (10 L&D)Pleasant Valley, Iowa
25. Rathbun LakeCenterville, Iowa
26. Beeds Lake State ParkHampton, Iowa
27. Des Moines West KoaAdel, Iowa
28. Lake Anita State ParkAnita, Iowa
29. Acorn Valley (ia)Johnston, Iowa
30. Cottonwood Recreation AreaAnkeny, Iowa
31. Dam ComplexIowa City, Iowa
32. Emerson Bay State RecreationWest Okoboji, Iowa
33. Geode State ParkDanville, Iowa
34. Lake Ahquabi State ParkIndianola, Iowa
35. Nine Eagles State ParkDavis City, Iowa
36. Sugar BottomSolon, Iowa
37. Bellevue State ParkBellevue, Iowa
38. Big Creek State ParkPolk City, Iowa
39. Black Hawk State ParkLake View , Iowa
40. Bridgeview (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
41. Brushy Creek State Recreation AreaLehigh, Iowa
42. Buck Creek (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
43. Clarks FerryMontpelier, Iowa
44. Dolliver Memorial State ParkLehigh, Iowa
45. Fairport State Recreation AreaMuscatine, Iowa
46. George Wyth State ParkWaterloo, Iowa
47. Gull Point State ParkMilford, Iowa
48. Honey Creek State ParkMoravia, Iowa
49. Howell StationPella, Iowa
50. Island View (rathbun Lake)Mystic Iowa, Iowa
51. Lake Darling State ParkBrighton, Iowa
52. Lake Keomah State ParkOskaloosa, Iowa
53. Lake Of Three Fires State ParkBedford, Iowa
54. Lewis And Clark State ParkOnawa, Iowa
55. Marble Beach State Recreation AreaMilford, Iowa
56. Mcintosh Woods State ParkVentura, Iowa
57. North Overlook Camp (ia)Pella, Iowa
58. Okamanpedan, Iowa
59. Onawa / Blue Lake KoaOnawa, Iowa
60. Palisades-kepler State ParkMount Vernon, Iowa
61. Pilot Knob State ParkForest City, Iowa
62. Pine Lake State ParkEldora, Iowa
63. Prairie Ridge (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
64. Prairie Rose State ParkHarlan, Iowa
65. Rice Lake State ParkLake Mills, Iowa
66. Rock Creek State ParkKellogg, Iowa
67. Rolling Cove (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
68. Sandpiper Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
69. Shady CreekMuscatine, Iowa
70. Shimek Forest CampgroundFarmington, Iowa
71. Springbrook State ParkGuthrie Center, Iowa
72. Stephens Forest CampgroundChariton, Iowa
73. Stone State ParkSioux City, Iowa
74. Templar State Recreation AreaSpirit Lake, Iowa
75. Twin Lakes, Iowa
76. Union Grove State ParkGladbrook, Iowa
77. Viking Lake State ParkStanton, Iowa
78. Volga River State Recreation AreaFayette, Iowa
79. WallashuckPella, Iowa
80. Walnut Ridge Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
81. Walnut Woods State ParkWest Des Moines, Iowa
82. Wapsipinicon State ParkAnamosa, Iowa
83. Whitebreast CampKnoxville, Iowa
84. Yellow River State ForestHarpers Ferry, Iowa
85. Miller Riverview ParkDubuque, 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

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