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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.

Living Water Farms
(319) 592-3770
29967 210th St
Bonaparte, IA
White Oaks Camp Grounds
(712) 332-5114
1508 4 St W
Okoboji, IA
Y M C A Camp
(515) 432-2526
1192 166th Dr
Boone, IA
Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside
(515) 289-1933
401 NE 66th Ave
Des Moines, IA
(563) 381-3053
RR 1
Blue Grass, IA
(563) 583-5111
5000 Jfk Rd
Dubuque, IA
Lyon County Conservation Board
(712) 753-2313
Inwood, IA
Girl Scout Camp Custdn
(515) 432-8391
636 L Ave
Boone, IA
Camp Wesley Woods & Retreat Center
(515) 961-4523
10896 Nixon St
Indianola, IA
Farm Song Camp
(641) 784-6591
16335 Farm Song Rd
Lamoni, 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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