The best camping near Prairie Rose State Park

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Arrowhead Lodge of SW. Iowa.

1 site · LodgingCouncil Bluffs, IA
This custom designed glamping lodge was a dream of mine for a long time. I wanted a place to go to unwind and be with one with nature. But! wanted it close to town so I do not have to travel far and still be close to the city attractions. The lodge backs up to a large hill--called the Loess Hills. Many deer, raccoon, possum and turkey call it home and so does a few pets of mine to include a mini horse and goat. They just love being adorned by new people. I think you will find this a perfect place for a good nights sleep. Learn more about this land: --Enjoy the deer setting amongst the tree's and nature. Hiking trails close by. Come enjoy a relaxing experience close to the city, the zoo and other attractions.  MOST dogs are welcomed -- BUT need to be approved first! before booking. ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED>  Walking trails close by!  and restaurants. Verify with host before booking please. The bathroom/shower is located across the yard in the lower level of the main house.  Thank you!
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The Fence-Post

21 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Little Sioux, IA
I am located to the West of Interstate 29 off exit 95 halfway between Omaha, Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa. It is near where the Little Sioux River meets the Missouri River. There is river access with bank fishing and a boat ramp. The Loess Hills are nearby and the state forest. There are small lakes in the surrounding areas and Lewis and Clark parks with beautiful views.
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Rock N Ranch Events & Campground

13 sites · Lodging40 acres · Menlo, IA
Our retirement dream is to share our beautiful property with people who love the outdoors.  We started with our rustic tent sites and slowly added cabins.  We go from primitive to sites with heat and air conditioning.  We are not far from the Interstate but sure seems like we are as you travel the 4.6 miles of gravel road to step back in time.
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The best camping near Prairie Rose State Park guide



Prairie Rose State Park stands out as one of Iowa’s top parks to play and stay. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway with the family, or some serious time on the water, the park’s got you covered. Playgrounds, swimming beaches and spacious campgrounds make this a winning spot for even the littlest outdoor lovers. While hardcore fishing jetties, boat slips, and the crappies and bass filled lake means lake lovers can get their fill. Historics cabins and shoreline trails are rad in all seasons; some of the prettiest views at Prairie Rose occur when the park is blanketed in snow. Pack up that thermos and your tent; adventure is asking you to come smell the roses.

Notable campgrounds

  • Prairie Rose Campground - Enjoy the shade of mature trees and easy access to park amenities at this family-friendly site.
  • Lakeview Campground - Offers stunning views of the lake and is ideal for anglers and boaters alike.
  • Shady Rest Campground - A quiet retreat for those seeking a peaceful camping experience away from the hustle and bustle.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your preferred spot, as campgrounds fill up quickly during peak seasons.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies for last-minute openings.
  • Explore nearby camping options for alternative accommodations if the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Prairie Rose State Park is from late spring to early fall when the weather is warm and the park is in full bloom. Winter months can be harsh, with limited access to some park facilities due to snow and ice.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's official website for any alerts or closures before your visit.
  • Remember to pack insect repellent and sunscreen for protection during your outdoor adventures.
  • Be aware of local wildlife and follow guidelines to ensure a safe encounter.
  • Accessible facilities are available, but it's best to confirm ahead for specific needs.
  • Bring your own water and snacks, as options within the park may be limited.

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