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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.

Camp Foster YMCA
(712) 336-3272
1769 260th Ave
Spirit Lake, IA
Ingham Lake Bible Camp
(712) 867-4170
2258 450th Ave
Wallingford, IA
Boy Scout Camp Waubeek
(319) 438-1950
4390 Boy Scouts Rd
Central City, IA
Pictured Rocks Methodist Camp
(319) 465-4194
12004 190th St
Monticello, IA
Camp Good Health
(319) 363-0681
Cedar Rapids, IA
Lutheran Lakeside Camp
(712) 336-2109
2491 170th St
Spirit Lake, IA
Cocklin Fish Farm
(712) 778-2408
67242 550th St
Griswold, IA
Boy Scout Camp Wakonda
(319) 438-1837
4514 Boy Scouts Rd
Central City, IA
Camp Hitaga
(319) 438-6562
5551 Hitaga Rd
Walker, IA
Camp Tanager
(319) 363-0681
1614 W Mount Vernon Rd
Mount Vernon, 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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