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Iowa Camping Lakes

Iowa camping lakes map.

Camping at the lake adds fun activities like swimming, fishing, boating and waterskiing to any camping trip. Iowa has many great lakes with camping areas or campgrounds near the lake. Pack up the tent and boat, and take the family camping at one of these camping lakes soon. Some lakes in IA may require reservations to camp. If you plan to go fishing, local and/or state fishing licenses may be required. On some lakes canoe or boat rentals are available. Camping lakes are listed by region on this page for IA camping lakes.

Camping near lakes with RVs, motorhomes and tents.

Northwest Iowa

Big Spirit Lake

West Okoboji Lake

Northeast Iowa

Clear Lake

Lost Island Lake

Southwest Iowa

Lake Icaria

Three Mile Lake

Southeast Iowa

Rathbun Lake

Red Rock Lake

Camping at lakes in IA

Family boating while on a camping trip

Great camping opportunities await you and your family at lakes throughout Iowa. Many are only a short walk to the water, others are right near the waters edge. Kids of all ages love to skip rocks on the water, go swimming or fishing. Spend a relaxed day boating or take the kids water skiing. There are plenty of terrific lakes for boating and camping in IA.

Camping lakes in the USA, by state.