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38 Reviews of 6 Barrell, Iowa Campgrounds

KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Nice quiet campground

Clean, well kept off beaten path. Has storm shelter. Fish cleaning station.

Month of VisitJune
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2021

Lovely Spring Weekend

I reserved the site for mid-April at the beginning of March. Campground opens 4/15 and we arrived on opening day. Check process can be done either in person or online upon arrival. Thursday night the campground was practically empty, but by 7pm on Friday night it was nearly full. Ranger offered a…

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Month of VisitMay
Isaac F.
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2021

Had the lake to ourselves!

Although there were RVers and a nice group of Boy Scoutspaet of the time, there was no one else in our tent camping side. We had chilly weather, but marvelous views of the water with a rare flock of pelicans! Some of the trails were muddy, but there plenty of others to choose from. Red buds and…

Month of VisitMay
Evan G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2021

Quaint campsite near a lake

I wish I new how to fish because this campsite offers a beautiful lake with plenty of bass. On top of that, the fire pit has a very nice two-tier cooking grate that can be rotated on or off the fire, although I couldn't find any firewood sold at the park, Indianola Iowa is just a few miles north…

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Month of VisitMay
Angel E.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2021

Great place

Very nice place, close to the lake. Beach at walking distance through the trail. Fishing area, two kid playgrounds and at around 15 minutes to any grocery stores and gas stations.

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CM
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2020

Great lake, nice beach.

Spots to the north of the site are pretty tight and have very little grass. The lake is beautiful and the path around it is in great shape! Bathrooms and showers were nice and clean.

CM
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2020

Great lake, nice beach.

Spots to the north of the site are pretty tight and have very little grass. The lake is beautiful and the path around it is in great shape!

CM
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2020

Great trip!

Nicely maintained. Nice clean no-wake lake. Gets very quiet at 10:30 curfew. Clean showers/bathroom once the night bugs were cleared out.

Steve W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2020

Out in the woods

Nice, but small state park, has around 40 rv sites. Large newer shower house to service all 40 sites. All sites are shaded. They have around 10 sites with full hook ups. Park is sitting on 1900 acres with plenty of hiking trails and a 18 acre lake. Nice place for a quiet getaway, downside if any…

Amanda W.
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2020

Great place to relax!!!

We love camping here with the whole family even though we are only 20 min from home.

Meaghan S.
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2020

Ok spot

While I loved our camping spot, this park was just OK for me. The grounds and restrooms are nice, and it’s much smaller than most parks. The “lake” was very small and the hiking was just OK.

We stayed in electric site #19. It’s nice because it’s a pull through site with no neighbors on either…

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  • There was a large storm during our visit. 😉
Kayla F.
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2020

Pretty Decent Campground

The bathrooms and showers were well kept. Was lucky and got a campsite under some shade, but quite a few weren't so lucky. Ended up with site 60, right in front of the showers and bathrooms, which was great but also sucked. As soon as the bathroom doors opened the fans came on, which late at night…

Deb W.
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2020

Unbeatable

This is the best State Park campground in SW Iowa, it has everything anyone needs...love it here and the views are beautiful!

Steve H.
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2020

Childhood Home

I grew up miles away. This is where we spent time on the beach, fishing, rentals and camping! It's definitely changed in 20 years. Last summer visit (10 yrs ago) it was ran over with loud radios and flashing lights. I haven't been back since for camping. But will never forget the good times had…

Jodi H.
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2019

Family Favorite

I have been going to this campground for 40 some years. Great place to fish and have family time!

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