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), (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. 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. Nine Eagles State ParkDavis City, Iowa
36. Palisades-kepler State ParkMount Vernon, Iowa
37. Volga River State Recreation AreaFayette, Iowa
38. Miller Riverview ParkDubuque, Iowa
39. Cottonwood Recreation AreaAnkeny, Iowa
40. Bellevue State ParkBellevue, Iowa
41. Big Creek State ParkPolk City, Iowa
42. Black Hawk State ParkLake View , Iowa
43. Brushy Creek State Recreation AreaLehigh, 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. Lake Darling State ParkBrighton, Iowa
50. Lake Keomah State ParkOskaloosa, Iowa
51. Lake Of Three Fires State ParkBedford, Iowa
52. Lewis And Clark State ParkOnawa, Iowa
53. Mcintosh Woods State ParkVentura, Iowa
54. North Overlook Camp (ia)Pella, Iowa
55. Okamanpedan, Iowa
56. Onawa / Blue Lake KoaOnawa, Iowa
57. Pilot Knob State ParkForest City, Iowa
58. Pine Lake State ParkEldora, Iowa
59. Prairie Rose State ParkHarlan, Iowa
60. Rice Lake State ParkLake Mills, Iowa
61. Rock Creek State ParkKellogg, Iowa
62. Shimek Forest CampgroundFarmington, Iowa
63. Springbrook State ParkGuthrie Center, Iowa
64. Stephens Forest CampgroundChariton, Iowa
65. Stone State ParkSioux City, Iowa
66. Templar State Recreation AreaSpirit Lake, Iowa
67. Twin Lakes, Iowa
68. Union Grove State ParkGladbrook, Iowa
69. Viking Lake State ParkStanton, Iowa
70. Walnut Woods State ParkWest Des Moines, Iowa
71. Wapsipinicon State ParkAnamosa, Iowa
72. Yellow River State ForestHarpers Ferry, Iowa
73. Marble Beach State Recreation AreaMilford, Iowa
74. Preparation Canyon State ParkMoorhead, Iowa
75. Mississippi River - Pool 9Lynxville, Iowa
76. Bridgeview (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
77. Buck Creek (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
78. Clarks FerryMontpelier, Iowa
79. Howell StationPella, Iowa
80. Island View (rathbun Lake)Mystic Iowa, Iowa
81. Prairie Ridge (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
82. Rolling Cove (rathbun Lake)Centerville, Iowa
83. Sandpiper Recreation AreaJohnston, Iowa
84. Shady CreekMuscatine, Iowa
85. WallashuckPella, Iowa
86. Whitebreast CampKnoxville, Iowa
87. Walnut Ridge Recreation AreaJohnston, 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