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Camping Ankeny IA

Camping is an American pastime that brings family and friends together in a natural setting. It’s important to bring all the essential camping equipment and supplies before you hit the campgrounds. A backpacking checklist will help you get your hiking gear in order. Please scroll down for more RV camping information and access to the sporting goods stores in Ankeny, IA listed below that will have what you need for your camping trip.

Village Creek Bible Camp & Retreat Center
(563) 535-7320
1588 Drake Rd
Lansing, IA
Iowa 4-H Camping Center
(515) 795-3338
1991 Peach Ave
Madrid, IA
Camp Little Cloud
(563) 583-0081
21700 Girl Scout Rd
Epworth, IA
Girl Scout Camp Neyati
(712) 366-0952
Glenwood, IA
Hidden Acres Camp
(515) 547-2751
3837 Union Ave
Dayton, IA
Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center
(641) 492-6165
3005 E Ave
Montour, IA
Amana Colonies Rv Park & Outdoor Convention Facility
(319) 622-7616
39 38th Ave
Amana, IA
Pine Lake Christian Camp
(641) 858-3284
32203 230th St
Eldora, IA
Dayton Oaks Camp Business Office
(515) 547-2417
3717 Taylor Ave
Dayton, IA
I-Mo Christian Serv Camp
(641) 675-3413
28640 Quinine Ave
Bloomfield, IA


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Finding a Campground

Beyond boondocking

While parking overnight at a Wal-Mart might be a saving grace, with a little planning you can find a good place that will meet your needs .

Count More Than Klicks

Even though your trip looks quick on paper, you need to take more than driving time into consideration. Don't try to pack too many miles into a day unless you have another driver to spell you off. Remember, even professional truckers are limited to the number of hours they're allowed behind the wheel in a day.

In general, you should stop every two hours for a stretch and bathroom break. If you're traveling with young children, pets or someone with a disability, more frequent stops might be in order. And don't forget to factor in meals. Even if you whip up a sandwich in your RV's kitchen, it will still take time.

Where to Stay

Sometimes, a motel is your best bet after a full day of driving. Even though you're toting your own beds, if it's past midnight and you haven't reached your campground , a motel might be worth the added costs. No set-up, take-down or clean-up. And campground neighbors will appreciate you not disturbing their sleep.

Where you spend the night will depend on many factors. KOA sites are a great for quick set-ups and take-downs. Even if the scenery is a bit lacking, these campgrounds are fully-equipped for hook-ups, are pet-friendly and offer laundry facilities. If you're going stay one night, arrive late, leave early or need an adventu...

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