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The Waypoint

· Earlham, Dallas, Iowa
18 acres hosted by Emma W.
5 RV sites
Emma is a Star Host
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Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
A vanlife destination located at the confluence of I80 and I35. 18 acres of land featuring a limestone quarry pond, perfect trees for hanging hammocks, flat ground for parking vans and so much space for community. If you’re interested, we are happy to coordinate introducing you to our small herd of alpacas and Great Pyrenees dogs.The Waypoint is a wanderer’s respite in central Iowa, 18 acres of land celebrating Iowa’s natural and agricultural beauty. Wide open spaces, a peaceful quarry pond — a perfect place to recharge before you continue on your journey. The Waypoint is located just five minutes off the interstate but is perfectly peaceful. Head to the town of Earlham to fuel up, grab some provisions and enjoy local coffee.
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5 ratings · 5 reviews
Tammy M.recommends
March 7, 2024
The Waypoint
What a gorgeous property!! Everything was perfect. Thank you so much :)
Emi L Ly D.recommends
March 4, 2024
The Waypoint
A step away from the city
Emma’s land is nice, quiet, with large open spaces, and most importantly - private. She was quick to communicate and even gave us a tour of the area before we settled in for the stay. She recommended an adorable brunch at Beans and Beignets in Earlham which worked out wonderfully. We didn’t have time to see the alpacas but hope to come back and visit soon 😊
Sarah S.recommends
January 3, 2024
The Waypoint
A Pond and Alpacas?!? Yes, Please!!
The Waypoint is an amazing respite from hours on the road. What a slice of bucolic heaven! The quarry pond is so serene, a bit too cold to dip our feet in at the time we visited, but we can't wait to go back and paddleboard, kayak or swim! The hosts, Emma and Jason, are the best! They even let us feed the alpacas and interact with the dogs and cats hanging around the property. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. 10/10, highly recommend!
Adam H.recommends
December 24, 2023
The Waypoint
Midwest Magnificence!
I feel certain you’ll find The Waypoint to exceed expectation. As soon as one turns off the main access road, the beautiful rural property and it’s inviting energy immediately envelopes you. Once the pristine little lake reveals itself, you reflect “Oh I’ve arrived!” After you’ve nested on one of many idyllic camp surfaces, animal friends are likely to escort you as you walk the gorgeously treed grounds and lounge along the meditative shoreline. The space itself is surpassed only by the graciousness of the property hosts, determined to see you have nothing less than a superb experience.
Brett & Delisa S.recommends
October 22, 2023
The Waypoint
Amazing hospital and beautiful sky
After a few days in the city, some time outdoors was essential. We were lucky to connect with Jason and Emma Walsmith on their beautiful property just outside of Des Moines. Not only were we able to have a pleasant evening camping, we were also able to be their first Hipcamp travelers to enjoy their hospitality. The starry sky and beautiful sunset were a sight to behold and even saw a shooting star! In the morning we woke up to meeting their animals and feeding the alpacas before we hit the road to home. Could not have wished for a better place to rest our heads through Iowa. Looking forward to returning one day!
Earlham, Dallas, Iowa, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Báxoje Máyaⁿ (Ioway) and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Emma W.Joined in May 2022
Response rate: 100%
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