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Bob Shelter Recreation Area & Campground

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About This Campground

US Army Corps of Engineers

Bob Shetler Recreation Area is located in the tailwater area below the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches more than 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting.…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

Reviews

14 Reviews of Bob Shelter Recreation Area & Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 7
  • 4
Corey P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2022

Nice campground on the river

Clean, level sites, close to fishing, it was fun watching the water come through the dam. Friendly hosts & Rangers.

Site6
Month of VisitJuly
K
Reviewed May. 16, 2022

Not great

The campsites are really small and close together. The public parking lot is also just a few feet from a lot of the campsites so it gets loud even though the campground says it’s closed to the public after like 10 pm. We still woke up to people being loud at 2 am in the parking lot. Our dog got…

Site10
Month of VisitJune
Russell T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 14, 2022

basic

It's just an old basic campground, inexpensive, everyone welcome. No one was loud or anything. Near Saylorville lake for all that stuff. Dump station and water fill in the back.

Site40
Month of VisitJune

Location

Bob Shelter Recreation Area & Campground is located in Iowa

Directions

From I-35, take exit 90 to Ankeny/Oralabor Road and go west for 4.8 miles. The road turns into Highway 415. Turn left onto 37th Street, then turn right onto Horseshoe Road. Turn right and drive across the Saylorville Lake Dam to the campground.

Coordinates

41.70166695 N
93.6852774 W

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