Hipcamp host Gretta R.,
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We have 3 tenting sites in the woods near the creek, a tenting site surrounded by prairie and open skies, and a tenting site next to our large communal camp fire ring

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 20 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Gretta a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 15 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at TLC Camping in Iowa.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

Places to see near Threshold Learning Center

15 Reviews

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Hipcamper Brenda
Brenda S.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2021

I very much enjoyed my stay at TLC! I was looking for a quiet weekend and TLC was the perfect place. The TLC property is wonderful. Gretta and the on-site hosts were also wonderful and very accommodating. There’s also a county park with a lake about 1/2 mile away. My dog and I went for a couple walks over there. I will definitely try to get back to TLC again and recommend others check it out!

Hipcamper Gretta
Response from Gretta, the Host, on July 1st, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review! We really enjoyed having the two of you visit us. We hope we DO get to see you again! Gretta

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Hipcamper Sasha
Sasha M.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2020

We were the only campers and had full access to all facilities, and welcomed by very nice folks and invited to use the wood on site to build a fire. We ended up leaving quite early as the wind kicked up, but a lovely place not too far out of the way.

Hipcamper Gretta
Response from Gretta, the Host, on October 20th, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, Sasha. We're so happy you enjoyed your time here! Hopefully you can join us again in the future and enjoy the site some more.

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Christine M.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2020

Gretta was a delight. Very friendly and welcoming. The camp site was perfect. We felt comfortable and safe during our entire stay. I will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Ilan
Ilan I.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2020

Wonderful site, friendly hosts, and excellent amenities! Couldn’t ask for more.

Hipcamper Drew
Drew L.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2020

Beautiful campsite outside of Des Moines with lovely owners! So accommodating and wonderful. Thanks for everything!

Hipcamper Candi

Wonderful hosts!

Candi B.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2020

This stay was perfection! I ended up arriving really late (around 10pm). Gretta stayed in communication with me throughout the day, and after it ended up getting stormy, she let me stay in the barn dorm rooms instead of having to set up camp in the rain at night. That was so generous and much appreciated! In the morning my dogs got to stretch their legs and run around the farm while I made breakfast outside on the picnic tables. Perfect, relaxing, and calm place to camp. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Celina

Great hosts and star gazing!

Celina S.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

We stopped here overnight while on a road trip. We ended up getting in later than expected after traveling and when we arrived there was a fire in the fire pit waiting for us which was an incredibly nice surprise! They have a great fire pit with benches and you’ll want to spend some time here enjoying the incredible night sky. We have never seen a more star filled sky than we did staying here! It was breathtaking. If we were ever in the area again I’d definitely stay another time!

Hipcamper Kayley
Kayley B.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2020

TLC Camping is a wonderful, quiet spot perfect for anyone looking to stay over in Central Iowa. Gretta is friendly, thoughtful, with good communication.

Hipcamper Arial


Arial M.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2020

Very lovely little area. They made us a fire. We explored the running creek and the fireflies were plentiful. The facilities were nicely kept and the barn was gorgeous.

Threshold Learning Center
United States
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