Dows Pool Park & Campground

City Park

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513 S Burrows St. Dows, IA 50071 515-852-4327 Official Website

GPS: 42.6537, -93.5089

Last Price Paid: $15
Number of Sites: 12
Elevation: 1158 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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WA 17' Coachmen Clipper 17RD Toyota Tacoma
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 12
“It's fine but there are better choices nearby”

Reviewed May 12, 2019

Overall Rating

This 12-site campground is adjacent to the town pool, so expect happy pool noise in season. In early May, we had the place to ourselves. There are cornfields on two sides and neighborhood on two sides. The campsites are visible from several houses. It felt a little exposed.

There's one pull-through site, a few that aren't actually pull-through but probably get used that way when dry, and several back-in spaces. Some sites have electric or water or both, some have neither. All sites with any sort of hookup are $15. No reservations required (or, likely, needed). Most sites look like you can get level with a bit of effort. There's a dump on site.

Note that the park restrooms are locked either out of season or when the pool is closed or both.

The park was quiet except for birdsong our first evening (it's well off the interstate) and bustling with activity all.the next day as they worked to ready the pool for the season (the restrooms are open now). The park has shade trees and lilac hedges and great sunset views. It really is fine, so I feel a bit guilty for not liking it better. But there's nothing here and really the amenities are limited for the price. Next time we'll try Ingebretsen County Park just north of here.

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Site Amenities:
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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