Deer Valley Lodge Campground

RV Park

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2387 242nd St.
Ventura, IA 50482

GPS: 43.1147, -93.469

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 54
Elevation: 1250 ft

1 person has reviewed this location.

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23 Kit Sportmaster
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 36
“Convenient to Clear Lake; packed-in close”

Reviewed Jul 08, 2018

Overall Rating

After trying the 2 state park campgrounds around Clear Lake and, unsurprisingly, finding they were booked at the end of the week of Independence Day we called Deer Valley Lodge Campground. They had a cancellation and so we had a spot.

There isn’t a website for this campground, and the Facebook page doesn’t have a lot of information about prices, policies, etc., and so we didn’t have a lot of information about the campground before we rolled-in.

The price per night was, $30, and for that we had a site with full hook-ups. The campground is well-maintained, and also has a pool, playground, and dock access on the lake. I didn’t see signs pointing the way to the dock, and since we were only there for a couple of night I didn’t follow-up to ask its location.

The sites are all close together, and several trailers were hooked-up in a way that indicated they were there for the season. Lots of kids around riding bikes, using the pool and playground, and hanging out. It appears that groups of people camp together here, and are very social.

I forgot to get a picture of our site, but there is probably 15-20 ft between trailers. Each spot is very shaded, which can create some mud.

Given the close quarters and the number of people camping the noise level was relatively low throughout the day and evening.

There is a bike path close to the campground that can take you to Mcintosh St. Park and we found the entire area to be bike friendly.

We spent most of a day at the beach at Clear Lake State Park. Highly recommend this beach location!

We wouldn’t rush to stay here again because we would rather pay less and have more space between trailers; having full hookups isn’t a priority for us.

This campground can be a good option for campers who value full hookups, want amenities for kids, and like being in a campground where you are close to your neighbors.

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • playground
  • swimming pool: onsite
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • swimming pool: onsite
  • pets


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