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Best Iowa camping I've found!

This is my third year returning to Saylorville Lake for a September camping trip with friends. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
burdsa
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Iowa
Nice sites..but...

Quiet campground with nice sites. Site 111 was slanted downhill a bit...overall experience was good... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Catherine S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my third year returning to Saylorville Lake for a September camping trip with friends. We stay in Prairie Flower campground and I cannot say enough good things about the experience. With the National Parks pass, sites are $10 per night with electric. We...More

Thank burdsa
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Quiet campground with nice sites. Site 111 was slanted downhill a bit...overall experience was good though.The only suggestion I would make is that the staff shouldn't leave messages regarding checkout when checkout time is 3pm. We were left a message 3 hours prior to check...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Love visiting the lake in summer for the fun in the sun activities and in winter to do some ice fishing

Thank sc1_13
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We live in Ankeny so the lake is close...dirty, crowded, but close. 5 minutes from our house to the ramp but so many times you could sit there for 40-50 minutes waiting in line to put in...Asked for a slip at the Marina every year...More

2  Thank Rex Z
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Great fall colors this week! Absolutely love it here. We live locally but wanted to get the camper out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Super quiet and relaxing here.

Thank Rpod-lady
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best Iowa lakes by a dam site! Very family friendly with many parks, boating, fishing, picnic and camping areas around! See pics. Kids loved it! Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids. FREE!

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The lake area offers camping with improved or primitive facilities. Great marina with food and music. There are several ramps one of which is steep (check your brakes). Lake his large and long and has some hidden coves (careful with the children when approaching a...More

1  Thank Randy K
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful campgrounds easy to park RVs spacious clean . fishing boating swimming within driving distance numerous campsites .we are back every year and love it

Thank pattibutters
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you like to be around lake recreation, the Saylorville area is a great place to enjoy the great outdoors. Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking & bicycle riding can all be enjoyed around this lake area. Great food at the marina bar & grill too!

Thank jmw0313
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Cherry glen was a great spot to camp. Clean restrooms and showers. Quick drive to swimming area. Hiking trials and bike paths are in good shape.

Thank Joe K
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TiffanyBD
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Cherry Glenn is open until about October 14th....great camping weather these days.
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Teri S
12 June 2017|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
You can rent a kayak, fishing boat, and pontoon at Big Creek which is VERY close to Saylorville...located outside of Polk City. In fact Big Creek is alongside of Saylorville!
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