Saylorville Lake - COE/Bob Shetler Rec Area

5600 NW 78th Ave
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 276-0873

Open May 01 - Sep 29
Last Year's Rate
$20 to $22
Card(s) Accepted
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Type (Public Corps)
Partial Handicap Access


Pets Welcome
Day Max Stay (14)
Tent Camping Allowed


Spaces Available (67)
Width (25)
Max Length (55)
Gravel Sites (67)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Electric (67)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (6)
Pull-thru Size (25 x 55)
Back-ins (20 x 40)
Site Length (55)

Recreational Facilities

Body Of Water (Des Moines River)

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)


Hunting Nearby (within 20 miles)

Season: Winter,Fall

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Saylorville Lake - COE/Bob Shetler Rec Area
Avg Rating 4out of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars  (1) Reviews
4 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
4 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.


Reviews: 20
Helpful Reviews: 20
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2015
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Nice campground by the COE below Saylorville Lake Dam. Seems fishing right below the spillway is a popular activity. Access to the Neil Smith Trail (running and Biking) is on the east edge of the campground. Note: The Neil Smith Trail runs north from the campground about 20 miles and south on into Des Moines where it connects to numerous trails around the area.
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From Jct. of I-80 & Hwy 401,N 3.5 mi on Hwy 401, N 2 mi to Beaver Dr, NW 0.5 mi to 78th Ave, E 0.75 mi (E)

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