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McIntosh Woods State Park Campground

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State Park

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Location

McIntosh Woods State Park Campground is located in Iowa

Detail location of campground

Directions

Take Exit 194 off of Interstate 35 and go west on Hwy 18 approximately five miles to McIntosh Rd. Turn south to the park entrance.

Address

1200 East Lake Street
Ventura, IA 50482

Coordinates

43.12568305 N
93.45874255 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

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

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5 Reviews

Fred S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2021

Nice Small Campground near lake

Not a big campground. Sites arranged in a circle around a clean shower house. Potable water. Only 2 non-electric sites. Most sites level. Sites are close to each other, not offering much in the way of privacy. Camped here on the off season, so it wasn't crowded. Short walk to nice lake & marsh. Walking trails. Camped here during waterfowl hunting season, so there were several gunshots nearby at around sunrise. 3 bars T-Mobile. About 5 miles west of I-35; good place to stop for one night. Electric sites,: $18; non-electric $14. Would stay here again.

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Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of McIntosh Woods State Park Campground by Fred S., October 5, 2021
  • Review photo of McIntosh Woods State Park Campground by Fred S., October 5, 2021
Lori N.
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2020

Peaceful, restful stay.

We can't wait to go back. Our camp was so private & we were happy because we had a new puppy that was from a hoarding situation & not real social. We didn't want to bother any neighbors if she was loud. She did very well with our other two. They all enjoyed walking on the trails with us😁 The bathrooms & showers were awesome & the park guy was very nice & informative (I feel bad I didn't get his name.) It will definitely be a place we will go back to!

  • Review photo of McIntosh Woods State Park Campground by Lori N., September 20, 2020
  • Review photo of McIntosh Woods State Park Campground by Lori N., September 20, 2020
  • Review photo of McIntosh Woods State Park Campground by Lori N., September 20, 2020
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Jennifer D.
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2019

Not my favorite

I prefer Clear Lake State park, but this was ok. We had lots of rain, and the sites got a bit muddy. The beach area was closed due to e-coli. Restrooms were clean, and always stocked.

Rhonda P.
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2018

beautiful spot near lake

Beautiful shaded campground near the lake, not far from town if you forgot something. We stayed in one of the two yurts- bunk bed plus a futon and table/chairs inside. Picnic table and grill outside. Walk to small town/restaurants.Clean bathroom facilities in area. Short hikes. Fishing nearby.

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  • Review photo of McIntosh Woods State Park Campground by Rhonda P., June 8, 2018
  • Review photo of McIntosh Woods State Park Campground by Rhonda P., June 8, 2018
  • Review photo of McIntosh Woods State Park Campground by Rhonda P., June 8, 2018
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Matt S.
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

Leave your Apple Macintosh computer at home and spend the night at McIntosh Woods State Park

Clear Lake is a popular place to spend time in North Central Iowa. McIntosh Woods State Park is right on the lake front. The campground is not on the lake, but it has some nice shade with open space.

It also has Yurts to rent as well. There is a large station for cleaning fish and a huge picnic area with wide open space and a nice playground. There is a beach for swimming but there is no lifeguard on duty. There is also a boat ramp and a few docks for launching.

This is a great campground if you like to boat or fish. Before you get in the water make sure you check with the locals to make sure there is no harmful algae. This is a great place to spend the weekend.

  • Review photo of McIntosh Woods State Park Campground by Matt S., September 12, 2016
  • Review photo of McIntosh Woods State Park Campground by Matt S., September 12, 2016
  • Review photo of McIntosh Woods State Park Campground by Matt S., September 12, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the max vehicle length at McIntosh Woods State Park Campground?

McIntosh Woods State Park Campground allows vehicles up to 80 feet.

Are fires allowed at McIntosh Woods State Park Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at McIntosh Woods State Park Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does McIntosh Woods State Park Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, McIntosh Woods State Park Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at McIntosh Woods State Park Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is unknown.