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), Milford (2)

Rank Campground Location
1. Nine Eagles State ParkDavis City, Iowa
2. Maquoketa Caves State ParkMaquoketa , Iowa
3. Pikes Peak State ParkMcgregor, Iowa
4. Lacey-keosauqua State ParkKeosauqua, Iowa
5. Little Wall Lake ParkJewell, Iowa
6. Riverview Ridge Campgrounds & RecreationCascade, Iowa
7. Saylorville LakeJohnston, Iowa
8. Coralville LakeIowa City, Iowa
9. Lake Macbride State ParkSolon, Iowa
10. Ledges State ParkMadrid, Iowa
11. Lake Manawa State ParkCouncil Bluffs, Iowa
12. Backbone State ParkStrawberry Point, Iowa
13. Sandy Beach CampSolon, Iowa
14. Waubonsie State ParkHamburg, Iowa
15. Ambrose A. Call State ParkAlgona, 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. Wilson Island State Recreation AreaMissouri Valley, Iowa
21. Bob Shetler Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
22. Cherry Glen CampgroundJohnston, Iowa
23. Prairie Flower Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
24. Emerson Bay State RecreationWest Okoboji, Iowa
25. Dam ComplexIowa City, 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. Geode State ParkDanville, Iowa
34. Lake Ahquabi State ParkIndianola, Iowa
35. Palisades-kepler State ParkMount Vernon, Iowa
36. Volga River State Recreation AreaFayette, Iowa
37. Miller Riverview ParkDubuque, Iowa
38. Cottonwood Recreation AreaAnkeny, Iowa
39. Bellevue State ParkBellevue, Iowa
40. Big Creek State ParkPolk City, Iowa
41. Black Hawk State ParkLake View , Iowa
42. Brushy Creek State Recreation AreaLehigh, Iowa
43. Dolliver Memorial State ParkLehigh, Iowa
44. George Wyth State ParkWaterloo, Iowa
45. Gull Point State ParkMilford, Iowa
46. Honey Creek State ParkMoravia, Iowa
47. Lake Darling State ParkBrighton, Iowa
48. Lake Keomah State ParkOskaloosa, Iowa
49. Lake Of Three Fires State ParkBedford, Iowa
50. Lewis And Clark State ParkOnawa, Iowa
51. Mcintosh Woods State ParkVentura, Iowa
52. North Overlook Camp (ia)Pella, Iowa
53. Okamanpedan, Iowa
54. Onawa / Blue Lake KoaOnawa, Iowa
55. Pilot Knob State ParkForest City, Iowa
56. Pine Lake State ParkEldora, Iowa
57. Prairie Rose State ParkHarlan, Iowa
58. Rice Lake State ParkLake Mills, Iowa
59. Rock Creek State ParkKellogg, Iowa
60. Shimek Forest CampgroundFarmington, Iowa
61. Springbrook State ParkGuthrie Center, Iowa
62. Stephens Forest CampgroundChariton, Iowa
63. Stone State ParkSioux City, Iowa
64. Templar State Recreation AreaSpirit Lake, Iowa
65. Twin Lakes, Iowa
66. Union Grove State ParkGladbrook, Iowa
67. Viking Lake State ParkStanton, Iowa
68. Walnut Woods State ParkWest Des Moines, Iowa
69. Wapsipinicon State ParkAnamosa, Iowa
70. Yellow River State ForestHarpers Ferry, Iowa
71. Marble Beach State Recreation AreaMilford, Iowa
72. Preparation Canyon State ParkMoorhead, Iowa
73. Mississippi River - Pool 9Lynxville, Iowa
74. Bridgeview (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
75. Buck Creek (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
76. Clarks FerryMontpelier, Iowa
77. Howell StationPella, Iowa
78. Island View (rathbun Lake)Mystic Iowa, Iowa
79. Prairie Ridge (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
80. Rolling Cove (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
81. Sandpiper Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
82. WallashuckPella, Iowa
83. Whitebreast CampKnoxville, Iowa
84. Walnut Ridge Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
85. Mississippi River Pool No 10Guttenberg, Iowa
86. Elk Rock State ParkKnoxville, Iowa
87. Pleasant Creek State Recreation AreaPalo, Iowa
88. Fairport State Recreation AreaMuscatine, Iowa
89. Shady CreekMuscatine, 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
95. Swiss Valley Park Camp GroundsDubuque, Iowa