Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Viking Lake State Park
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Viking Lake State Park is located in Iowa
Latitude
40.964 N
Longitude
-95.043 W
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5 Reviews of Viking Lake State Park
Love it

This is one off the prettiest places we have been camping at and will be going back again. Camp sites are spread apart giving u room to do things on ur camp site.

Love this park

Great fishing and swim up beach

Great local campground

We have been going to Viking lake for years. We hadn't been back until just recently. Our absence was due to an invasive species in the lake a few years back. They had drained the lake to kill off the species and then restock. We figured that things would be back to normal by now, but we had no luck. My family fished all weekend and didn't catch anything to keep. It didn't look like campers around us had any better luck.

Despite the poor fishing, I love this campground. Our campsite had great shade from the trees and was right next to an inlet from the lake. We had a great spot to place our kayak in right by our campsite. The lake is large with plenty of areas with downed trees for prime fishing. It is a no wake lake, so it is perfect for small boats and kayaks.

The trails are varied and long. It had changed since the last time we had camped and they had closed off some bisecting trails to shorten your hike. There are "posted" maps along the trail, but nothing detailed or portable to take with you.

They have a great horseshoe pit and happened to have a tournament one of the days we camped that my family was able to join. They also have a great sandy beach area for swimming. We were a little disappointed that the convenient store/ restaurant was closed. We remember how they used to rent out boats which was extremely nice when we were younger and couldn't afford one of our own. Instead, they have a little shop in the camping area that the camp hosts open various hours of the day. It is super cute, but very small, so it does not have everything you might need. It is close to a town, so not too far off if you forgot something.

Great campground

This place fills up! Great campground with restaurant, beach and boat rentals.

First to Review
Viking Lake is not Valhalla but is a good place to camp

Viking Lake is clean and well managed. It has several amenities including a restaurant if you left your cooler at home.

The campsites are nice and so are the facilities. During the week it is really quiet. I think most of the action here happens on the weekend based on the size of the park and the campgrounds, but I am not sure because I stayed during the week.

There are a few hiking trails and a marina where you can rent a boat for a little fun after eating lunch in the restaurant. This is one of the better stops in Southwest Iowa.