Rock Creek State Park: Campground Review

If you are looking for a campground that’s open year round, then you must visit Rock Creek State Park. A short drive east of Des Moines at exit 173 in Kellogg will get you there. In the back 40, as I call it from Kellogg, with the address being 5627 Rock Creek East, you will [...]

Lake Of Three Fires: Campground Review

There is a legend about how the Lake of 3 Fires got its name. The legend says that the “Fire Nation”, which was a local Pottawatomi tribe, lived in the area around Southwest Iowa. Later 2 other tribes decided to join the “Fire Nation” and the 3 became known as “Three Fires”. The Tribes burned [...]

Prairie Flower-Saylorville: Campground Review

When my wife and I started shopping for a new travel trailer last year, we scouted out areas close to home for easy camping on short weekends and kept coming back to Saylorville Lake. Having lived in Iowa most of my life and growing up around the Des Moines area, I have spent plenty of [...]

Lazy Acres RV: Campground Review

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 [...]