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Prairie Flower

Army Corps Of Engineers

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10498-10534 Northwest Lake Drive Polk City, IA 50226 515-984-6925 Official Website

GPS: 41.749, -93.688

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Overview of Prairie Flower

Number of Sites 153

Reservations yes

Elevation 918 ft / 279 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Prairie Flower 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Last reported 7/15/2019
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Ponderosa Max
Tiffin Motorhomes Allegro 32LA
31 reviews
“Inexpensive Overnighter”

Reviewed 7/15/2019

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: H184
Overall Rating

The pros of this stay included it was inexpensive considering I have a pass that cuts the price in half. It's nicely treed although, that can be an issue for the larger rigs - I trimmed a few of them.
The cons include some of the spaces are pretty close together. I got one of the last sites available for the weekend and it backed up next to a main road which, one would think, would have encouraged the folks next to me to follow the leash rule but didn't. There was considerable road noise.
The sites have 30 amp only and no water. I did not check the bathrooms or any other facilities. I did see a dump station near the entrance.

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Ponderosa Max would stay here again

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Boone, IA 31' Airstream Classic Ram Laramie
26 reviews
“Nice campground ”

Reviewed 2/16/2017

Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: D128
Overall Rating

This is another campground we have been to many times due to the location near our children. We have been camping here for over 12 years. We have camped in the H, D and C loops as these are the ones we prefer.

The sites are spacious, which seems to be the norm for COE campgrounds. Sites are electric only but there are spigots around and fresh water is available at the dump station also. We have never had an issue with the electricity even during very hot Iowa summers. Some sites do require a bit of leveling but not severe. This campground is popular and books up quickly. We have experienced some times where the bugs were bad, and others times where they were tolerable. Again, this is Iowa. The frustrating part due to popularity, is the wait time to dump as there are only two dump stations for the whole campground. The dump is easy to access though.

The campground has access to a local bike trail and biking through the campground is popular.

The shower houses are kept extremely clean and monitored during the day and cleaned daily.
Dog poop bags are stationed around the different loops so there is no reason to not pick up after your pet.
Prairie Flower is close to Ankeny and Des Moines with all the various activities the cities offer.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

dcjones1068 would stay here again

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  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • playground
  • swimming beach
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • water available
  • pets


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