Recently we stayed at Lazy Acres RV Park in Urbana, IA. It is located directly off of I-380 at exit 41. The park has new owners (2018), and they are excited to keep this a family friendly park. There are many activities to keep everyone busy including a stocked fishing pond, paddle boats, beach, sand volleyball court, basketball hoop, mini golf, disc golf, a splash pad, trampoline and a playground. On weekends, there are train and giant shopping cart rides for the kids. Other amenities include a meeting room (which can be reserved), laundry, game room and pavilion. There is also a small store with snacks and RV items. If you do not have full hookups there is a dump station.
Lazy Acres has 80 sites, with plans to add 15 more. All but 10 are pull-thru sites, and nearly all sites are full hookup. (9 have just water and electric). All of the sites are large, but not so big that you can’t meet your neighbors if you like. There are also a number of companion sites (2 sites facing each other) and some group sites (4 sites facing each other) if you come with a group. If you don’t have a camper, Lazy Acres has 3 cabins for rent as well.
Although it is close to the interstate, we rarely noticed traffic noise. In fact, it is a quiet park surrounded by farm fields. However, because it is fairly new there is not a lot of shade yet.
This is a tidy and well-kept campground. The beach and sand volleyball court have recently been re-done. The bathhouse is extremely clean. The owners are always busy mowing and doing other maintenance, but still made time to stop by and make sure everything was to our liking. During the weekend we were there, a storm was predicted. Daryl and Bev drove around in their golf carts warning campers so they could put away awnings and loose items. What great service!
Nearby in the town of Urbana there is a Casey’s gas station and a Dollar General. A Redbox movie station was just installed outside of the Dollar General. If you require other groceries, there is a store in Center Point, just 6 miles south on the interstate. Center Point also has a number of places to eat. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail goes through Urbana and Center Point. If you start in Center Point at the Depot, it is paved all the way to Cedar Rapids.
Lazy Acres offers discounts for active and retired military and they do take reservations, and it is a good idea on weekends. Their website is www.lazyacresrv.com, or they can be contacted at 319-443-4000.
Review by: Allysa R.