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Iowa State Fair Campground

E. 30th and University, Des Moines, Iowa 50317 USA

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Tue 10a-10p
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“campground open seasonally”

Fair-time camping by reservation only. Open mid-April to mid-July and September to mid-October for non-Fair camping. 160 acres of gently rolling woodlands, just minutes from city shopping, dining and entertainment. 1800 sites with water and electrical hookups, hundreds more without.  Nearly 600 sites with sewers. Economical rates. 24-hour security. Fairgrounds facilities and planning staff available for larger groups and events, including groups that require a large number of camping spaces. Severe weather storm shelter is available in the campgrounds.

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July 07, 2018
Rated 5.0

Stayed for a few days while visiting family in Des moines, not during the time of the state fair. Large clean bathhouse with plenty of potty's & showers with great water pressure. Clean & quiet and felt very safe. Will definately stay there again during "off" season.

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Iowa State Fair Campground

E. 30th and University
Des Moines, Iowa
50317 USA


Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sun, Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Tue: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mon, Wed - Fri: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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