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Good for the family

Nice bath houses. Clean area. Good for the family.

Not a great spot for RVs

This park is a CCC built park. Lots of twists and turns for an RV to get to their spot. We have a longer TT, and it was tight and nerve wracking to navigate. We had reserved a spot that was supposed to be long enough for our trailer, but was not. They were luckily not full but the spot we found was on a slope and uneven. I thought about driving 4 hours back home rather than continue to try to get the RV level. Someone across the way took pitty and helped us. I think the best RV spots are up the hill by the bath house.

On Lake Okoboji but heavily wooded no view, acorns dropped on our roof every 10 minutes, I was afraid it would bust the skylight. Marshy area by the tent sites tons of mosquitoes. If you can get a spit at Emerson down the road, do that. Bath house and playground ok. No one answered the phone, no one at the ranger station. Rode our bikes down the road to get the bike trail.

Great experience

Spaces were clean, bathrooms were nice. Beach is very close. Showers were private. Close to many amenities and quiet overall

First to Review
A quick layover

Out in the farm fields in the middle of nowhere is this tiny little park and campground. When I first pulled up I didn’t see the campground, just the park. The park is actually divided in two parts with a wooded area in between. On the left is the park with bathrooms, meeting building and playground and on the right is the campground. The campground is really just a place for rvs to pull up and have some power and water. There are only about a dozen of these pull thru’s and no designated tent area. There are some trees that are well spaced for hammocks but you would be right next to someone’s RV. You have to walk to the other side of the woods to access the bathrooms. It was mown and maintained, but nothing special. Thankfully the place was empty so I could hang my hammock between two sites to relax and no one was around to care that I put my tent up in the grass instead of in a pull thru.

First to Review
Showers included

The campground is on the banks of the Raccoon Creek. It’s a pretty standard campground with the usual picnic tables and fire pits. There are some neat buildings scattered around like an old log cabin and an amazing huge round Chautauqua meeting building (wish I could have gone inside instead of peaking in the windows). The nice part is that showers are included in the camping fee and they are pretty good showers with nice temperatures and pressure. It was fun and gross to go into town and see the worlds largest popcorn ball (and mouse colony but the looks of the mouse poop). The best sites are either along the creek or opposite from that along the wooded area. Definitely avoid the sites along the fairgrounds as the workers were out early and loud.

Beautiful campground

I can't say enough about Kennedy Memorial County park in Fort Dodge Iowa. Its beautiful well taken care of has a nice playground and access to a beautiful golf course! And FREE WIFI! All for $18.00 a night.

First to Review

We had a wonderful view if lake from campsite. Camp ground was kept clean. I especially liked then number of bathroom/shower combos. I have been in campgrounds where shower wasn't as private as it could be. This was great and clean.

First to Review
small town camping

This campground is operated by the city of Fonda has the only about 15 sides in the summer for the road is pretty bad holes or some cavities it’s around which is really nice in the summer time for cops down $13 per night do you pay in City Hall 50 a.m. service There is also another brand new area in town containing about 24 50 amp full hookup campsites where the old-school was torn down easy to find but there are 3 inch rocks used for the road which is very hard to maneuver on no shade about same price Good for an overnight or a couple days stop There is a Caseys General store in town that sells gasoline and diesel and some groceries also a snack bar on the highway and bar in town that’s about it there is a beautiful museum called the Fonda museum which may not be open at all times

Very small campground

Very small campground. Only 6 sites,  Pit toilets,  2 ponds. Water and electric hookups.  Nice open shelter under a large tree. Fishing and open country,

Very family Friendly

Very modern campground with part time resident hosts.  Rangers are also available. 4 modern cabins and 48 sites with water, electric , cable tv. internet, and separate dump station. Snack bar and a nice sand beach on the premises.   A very  nice playground for the kids.  Small lake where boating is permitted but no gas motors.  Also nice for canoeing, kayaking or  fishing. Nice paths for hiking or biking. Only half mile to town where you can get anything you need

Buggy Small Area

The park itself is pretty nice with several trails and a small campground. There is an enclosed stone shelter house you can rent for gatherings.

Tent Hill

This campground has RV sites along the edge with all the tents on a hill by the lake. Every time we go camping here we make a new friend, get some great camping recipes. There is a beach near the camping area and another one for the park. The tent area is nice and big for several tents, but could use a few more trees for shade.

Lake Okoboji doesn't disappoint

The campground had nice facilities and was well maintained. Very close to the lake and a neat nature walk. The campsites were a but muddy, but not too bad. Wish I had more time here, would be a great place to stay while exploring everything Okoboji has to offer.

Unknown, Basic, Beautiful

Gull Point State Park is a great, unknown campground. I stayed here before they had a big fire so I can't for certain say what it is now. However, at the time, there were very few campers (none around us) and it had basic amenities like bathrooms, sinks, etc. The best part was walking down the campground roads and we stumbled upon the beach psot (too many sticks, etc. to enjoy) but we loved lying out on the dock soaking up the sun. Few boats went by and it was a lovely day. I'd definitely stay here again for a camping treat away from it all.

Great place to stay around the Okoboji area

Campground Renovation: The campground will be closed from April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019.

Marble Beach`s campground is the largest in the Iowa Great Lakes Region. The campground is well shaded and features paved roads, boat ramps, modern restroom and shower facilities, as well as a sanitary dump station. The campground includes non-electric sites and sites with electrical hookups.

Spirit Lake is the largest natural lake in Iowa and provides some of the best fishing in the state. Anglers will find challenging sport pursuing a variety of game fish including walleye, northern pike, muskellunges, largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, perch, bluegills, crappies, catfish, and bullheads.

Uneven camping spots.

By uneven I’m talking rough grassy spots with pot holes. Each site is right on top of the next. You can hear your neighbors snore if the windows open.

On the lake but not accessible to the lake.

The beaches there are gravel.

The bathhouse was nasty dirty.

Not a fan.

Has a lot of possibilities though.

The best place in town

This campground is right on the lake! The spots are spacious, the bathrooms are clean, and the price is right. There are a few docks available for boating, fishing or just lake gazing. This is a great location as a home base to everything in Okoboji. Start the morning with coffee at the beach, hop on the Great Lakes bike trail and everything is nearby.

All the campsites are on crushed gravel so be prepared to sweep frequently or leave your shoes outside.

Dog friendly, lots of places to walk the dogs. Can't leave the dogs unattended in the camper, so keep that in mind when planning trips. Boji Bark has doggie daycare.

Nice campground

Nice level campground right on the water and in town.   Many types of sites available from full hook to dry camping.   Some paved but most are gravel sites.  Utility location did require us to use a longer hose and extension cord to reach from our site.   Nice town and trails for biking nearby.  Gets busy on the holidays and some areas are pretty tight if your pulling a large unit. The camp staff was fantastic at managing the holiday traffic and keeping the bathrooms clean.

Nothing spectacular

Its been several years since I've been here but this park is nothing to write home about, it's quite small but there are plenty of shelters to rent and picnic tables. The beach was clean with plenty of open water to swim.

Meh for tent camping

The campsite seems to be more for RVs. Tent camping is just a field with a few picnic tables in it and has a bit of a walk from the parking lot with your equipment. The shower house was nice and clean. There is a barn there to use as a picnic shelter which is very pretty. The overall campground is pleasant and in beautiful country.


It was nice

Great community Rec area

Multiple kids parks, beach area, fishing areas with boat ramps, trails, kids butterfly garden.

Family fun

Multiple play areas for kids. Water good for fishing, kayaking and swimming. Nice cabins for rent.

Beautiful little area

What a beautiful little place we went there for a picnic with the family just for the day however I would love to have spent about a week there so pretty

Quite peaceful camp on the Lak

This campground is right on spirit lake and a really wonderful peaceful place to spend a night. There is not really any hiking but we stayed here on a drive through Minnesota and found it to be perfect. It was not crowded and the sites were fairly private. There are several central water and bathroom areas and you can walk down to the lake from the sites. We ended up watching both sunset and sunrise from the lake. Each site has its own picnic bench and firepit and you drive your car right up to the site.