Winterset City Park Campground
225 S. 10th St.
Winterset, Iowa

For camping reservations please call 515.462.3258 to secure your site.

Self-reservation may be available unless otherwise reserved.

Camping Season is April 1st through November 1st.

Facilities include 40 sites with 50/30/15amp electric service, water, sewer hook-ups, fire rings, picnic tables, shower/restroom building, and 5 tent sites. Please contact the WPRD to make arrangements for long term stay, individual and group reservations. See the information board at entrance to campground for lots of helpful info. Also, on-site see the Camp Host for any questions you may have.  The tent area now has two pedestals providing some electric service. Regular daily fees are $15 for a tent site and $22 for electric, water and /or sewer sites. Discounted long-term rates are available. The camping season is April 1 – November 15 (depending on weather conditions).

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For camping reservations please call 515.462.3258 to secure your site. Sites reserved are marked and also identified on info sign. Do NOT hold camp sites for family / friends by placing picnic tables / lawn chairs or other equipment on sites. See Self-Registration
Procedure (park camping unit on site and pay fee).

For reservations, CALL 515-462-3258.

Extended Stay:
Check with Host or Park Staff for extended stays more than 7 consecutive days. Designated long term (8 – 30 days) sites are #4, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 31). ** Maximum stay is 30 days (* in some cases may be extended).

Visitor Information
See sign at entrance of campground for helpful information.

Self-Registration Procedure:

a. Get fee ENVELOPE and camp brochure at self-registration box.
b. Choose vacant site, park vehicle, complete ALL info on envelope.
c. Within ONE HOUR enclose fee and DEPOSIT envelope in box.
d. Attach your camping permit receipt to numbered site post.


  • $ 22 per night for sites 1-40 E/W or E/W/S
  • $ 15 per night Primitive Tent Camping south end of campground
  • $5 Reservation Fee
  • Note: always display current camping receipt.

Discounted Fees:

  • WEEKLY – $126 ($18 @ 7 nights). Must pay full amount upon reservation.
  • MONTHLY – $540 ($18 @ 30 nights). Must pay full amount upon reservation.

GROUPS – Must reserve six (6) or more sites:

  • Accepted May through September, one year in advance.
  • If on weekend, must reserve both Friday and Saturday.
  • Confirm number of sites 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Group will be charged one night for any unused sites.
  • Payable at time of reservation 1 night camping fee of $20 per site
  • Groups receive $2 discount on each site per night and shall pay the total fees to camp host. Groups shall NOT use individual fee envelopes.

INDIVIDUAL – Must include Friday and Saturday, and pre-paid 14-days prior to stay.

  • Pre-pay entire rent due (up to 1 week for long term campers) plus $5 reservation fee.
  • Sites can be reserved May thru Mid October by call the WPRD.
  • Absolutely NO holding sites (for family / friends) by placing picnic tables / lawn chairs on site. See above “Self-Registration Procedure.”

Electric Site Limitations

  • Either a) one wheeled unit: OR b) one tent per site. One family (people living in same household) or a maximum of four adults are allowed per site.
  • Only one or two vehicles are allowed per site.

Tent Camping
Tent camping is available in the wooded area at the south end of campground. One tent is allowed per site. Tent may NOT occupy same site for more than 4 straight days. Tents may use electric sites, but pay the site-based fee. Keep vehicles off grass areas.

Parking Vehicles
All vehicles shall park on rock areas only. No parking on grass areas around camp pads and roadsides. Keep all wheels on rock areas only. This includes trailers and other equipment. Please inform your visitors. Thank you.

Campground Host
From April though October, Host is available to assist campers and answer questions.

Shower/Restroom building is for registered campers ONLY. Building is open 24 hours. Anyone not staying here but wishing to use facilities shall make prior arrangements with staff AND pay $3 per person (use fee envelope).

Quiet Hours
Campground shall be quiet each night by 10:30 pm.

Dump Station
Units in sites without sewer may use dump station (at north end) as you exit from campground. No dumping of gray water on ground.

Dumpster located by large shelter house, northwest edge of campground. Please, no house-hold garbage in restrooms.

Speed Limit
Speed limit in campground is 10 M.P.H. Please drive SLOW.

Fires permitted in fire rings only. Split firewood is sold, $4.00 per bundle (6 pieces) or $10 for 3 bundles (18 pieces).

Vehicles shall stay on developed roadways and conform to state licensing laws. Use of rec. vehicles (ie. mopeds, motorcycles) in the campground shall be limited and not cause an annoyance to campers. Working on vehicles (ie. mechanical repairs, changing oil, washing) is prohibited.

Pets shall be kept on a leash at all times. Waste from animals shall be cleaned-up by owner. Animals shall not make excessive noise and cause an annoyance. Pets are not allowed in Shower/Restroom building.

Check Out
Check out time is NOON. Upon leaving, all equipment/gear shall be removed and the SITE CLEANED OF ALL LITTER. Remove receipt from site post.

Severe Weather
In case of severe weather, you may take shelter in the following buildings: Shower Building, North Shelter Restrooms; South Shelter (enclosed area).

Tobacco-Free Park Policy
To promote a healthier park experience, Tobacco use is prohibited by park visitors and park employees on all park grounds and facilities managed by the WPRD with the exception of the City Park Campground. This includes: City Park, Winterset Aquatic Center / Tennis Courts Area, Martin Marietta Softball and Soccer Complexes, Giffin Fields, Memory Lane and Carver Park. This policy extends to any youth or adult activity and includes park shelter houses. For this policy, tobacco use is defined as smoking, chewing, dipping, dissolvable, and lighting or any other use of tobacco-like products. As a reminder signs are posted at park locations. Thank you for your cooperation.