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136 Reviews of 24 Homestead Colony, Iowa Campgrounds

MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2021

Much nicer than I expected

Campground with level pads, easy access and super friendly hosts. Spaces are large and open with nice balance of trees for shade.

SiteB51
Month of VisitJuly
Christina P.
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Beautiful - lush

Coming here on a Hot Day in the summer is the best. Lush trees and water to wade in. Recommend the hikes and walking the water river beds.

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Month of VisitAugust
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Gem of a campground

We loved this campground (stayed here many times in the past few years) and they've recently updated the bathroom/shower houses to be shared bathroom spaces with individual shower 'closets' on the opposite side of the building.  Excellent upgrade!

Fishing is good here, as are the hiking…

Site69 (view of the lake)
Month of VisitJune
N K.
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Go Faster!

Campsites have the right amount of privacy while being close to the clean bathroom & playground. Outside the campground is Canyon Road, with multiple trails great for hiking up and along the scenic ledges. The road crosses the river several times, and on the weekend these crossings are lined…

Site080
Month of VisitJune
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2021

Campground permanently closed

Ok to dry camp in the parking lot but campground is no longer available.

Siten/a
Month of VisitJune
Carrie C.
Reviewed May. 17, 2021

Dows,IA

Nice, quiet campground. Very low cost ($15/night with water & electric). Not a far drive off of I-35. Has a pool if you’re into that kind of thing.

Site#6
Month of VisitJune
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2021

River View!

We settled into one electrical site and one tent site for our adventure. The tent section offers fairly large sites, and views of the river. Our electrical site was decent size and the"backyard" was right up to the river bank. We anticipated some rain so we set up a screen tent for shelter right…

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SiteP
Month of VisitMay
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2021

Best of the 4 Polk County Iowa Parks

Wonderful trails, lots of space.  Access to DM River, has nice pond, playgrounds, just a beautiful area.  Fishing not the greatest, Pond is silted to about 9ft deep, have caught few small bass, bluegill.  Never tried the river here, but is known for big cats.  Camp sites are best around, large flat…

Month of VisitJune
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2021

Quite, best early season

Next to skunk river oxbows, kayak, no swimming, water stagnant, no fish, about 4ft depth everywhere. Great hiking trails, clean, great camp hosts, ranger. All sites first come. Camp there 2-4 times a year.

James M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2021

Nice County Park

Camped by tent, basic amenities on-site-fire ring, table, etc. Went kayaking on lake and then on Des Moines River (close by). Nice wildlife areas, hiking, fishing, etc. Pleasant staff.

Sitetent
Month of VisitAugust
Dan B.
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2021

Pine ridge

Tucked out of the way along the iowa river. My kids love this campground and it's cheap. They have a shower house, bathrooms, and a playground. How ever it does flood quit a bit and does not have a dump station. Convenience store in town a couple miles away with a big new city playground and a drop…

KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2021

Great area, next to middle raccoon river with access.

Quiet town, campground. Canoeing, walleye fishing. Turn of century museum within walking distance. National golf course, par 3 golf course at nearby lake panorama is open to the public.

C
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2020

Much better.

They cut down some trees and brush now you can see the lake. Bath houses are clean play grounds are nice. Good basic camping.

R
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2020

Favorite Place to Hike

We love hiking here, and the cabins are campground are very nice.

R
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2020

Scenic Hiking

Beautiful views, wonderful trails, cramped campground, poor tent camping conditions.

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