Ledges State Park

State Park

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255th Street
Madrid, IA 50156

GPS: 41.983, -93.887

Last Price Paid: $11
Number of Sites: 95
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1038 ft

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Maple Plain, MN
28 Airstream International CCD
2005 2005 Chev. Duramax Silverado P/U
216 reviews
Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 1

Tomp would stay here again

“Open all year, water after April 1, ”

Reviewed Mar 23, 2017

Overall Rating

Great spot when traveling during the cold months heading for sun and sand. Ledges SP operated by DNR, shorter gravel sites generally level w/30 amp electric. water nearby when seasonal. Trees, grass, some walking trails.

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Boone, IA
35 Keystone Montana
1974 Airstream Tradewind
21 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 60
Site Number: 14

dcjones1068 would stay here again

“Good, bad, ugly”

Reviewed Feb 16, 2017

Overall Rating

We have stayed for multiple visits at this park while visiting our children in college in Ames. Recently during the course of building a new house we stayed for 14 days at a time from April through August. You can only stay for a max of 14 days then you have to relocate. We switched between Ledges and COE Prairie Flower at Saylorville Lake.

The good:
Numerous reservable sites, numerous first come first served sites, some of the nicest are non-reservable
Mostly level, but some require leveling blocks
Fairly spacious sites
Nice areas for walking and hiking
Rangers are friendly
Camp host is friendly
Dump is easy in and out
Water at entrance
Because it's pretty, there are cars just driving through quite frequently
Some sites flood if it rains much
Bathrooms are horrible, desperately need updating
Bugs can be bad, particularly little biting gnats and mosquitoes
Watch out for poison ivy or poison oak
Rules are not enforced, regarding dogs
This is a popular campground and as usual when some place is popular, you run into people
that visit frequently and are rude in their behavior towards other campers.
Bathrooms need updating but that isn't the worse, the cleaning is irregular, not done well and even a thorough cleaning doesn't help that there are bad shower heads and water runs for seconds only. If you use your own bathrooms it makes the stay easier here. Many times there was no toilet paper or toilets plugged up and stayed this way for days. So if you have to use the facilities here, it may not be pleasant.

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  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available


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