Description

Looking to gather around the campfire with the whole fan-damily, and perfect the art of marshmallow roasting? Give the shady campsites at Walnut Woods campground a shot. This place is a popular family getaway where you can pack a picnic, take a hike, or explore the Raccoon River via kayak or canoe. Among the plethora of activities that await, one local favorite is the fishing! So pack the rod and reel, and get that fire roaring to cook up some fresh fish on the skillet. Plus, Walnut Woods boasts the largest surviving natural stand of black walnut trees in North America. Now that is a sight to see!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
22 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Sewage and electricity hookups
Max size unknown
Amenities
Potable water available
No picnic table

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Walnut Woods Campground.

Forest
River, stream or ...
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Hipcamper Denise
Denise B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 12th, 2017

Only a 20 min drive from Des Moines and a great place to stay if you want to visit the local breweries. It's a quite, lush green park with concrete slabs and fire pits. We paid $14 for one night with no electricity. The bathrooms are flush toilets and there is cold running water. Beautiful birds everywhere for twitchers and owls hoots all night. All in all a nice place to stay for a night or two.

Walnut Woods Campground
Hipcamper Ken
Ken K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 8th, 2017

Camped two nights here in a tent with my dog on our way up north, Certainty a must for nature lovers. Great trails around campsite, saw lots of birds, deer, an army of raccoons. Our second night, my dog a German Shepherd awoke me at 4 am by climbing up to me in my sleeping bag and laying his head down on my neck, I thought this was highly unusual, at that point I heard some crunching sounds outside the tent, I unzipped the window, and a very large wolf was standing there just looking straight ahead. He obviously knew I was looking at him, I reached for my flashlight and shined it on him, at this point he disappeared. I made a mistake of not putting up my trash bag, and left some dog food that my dog didn't finish. Be careful!

Park
Walnut Woods State Park
State
Iowa
Phone Number
515-285-4502
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
41.542° N, 93.741° W
Unknown price
RV / Trailer: 2 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 20 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)