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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.

Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp
(515) 733-5271
3001 Riverside Rd
Story City, IA
Girl Scout Camp Tanglefoot
(641) 357-2481
14948 Dogwood Ave
Clear Lake, IA
Boy Scout Camp Ingawanis
(319) 352-5880
2482 Grand Ave
Waverly, IA
Camp Foster YMCA
(712) 336-3272
1769 260th Ave
Spirit Lake, IA
Ingham Lake Bible Camp
(712) 867-4170
2258 450th Ave
Wallingford, IA
Timberline Campground
(515) 987-1714
31635 Ashworth Rd
Waukee, IA
Iowa Regular Baptist Camp
(641) 829-3824
1600 E Lake St
Ventura, IA
Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp
(712) 337-3306
1203 Inwan St
Spirit Lake, IA
Lutheran Lakeside Camp
(712) 336-2109
2491 170th St
Spirit Lake, IA
Cocklin Fish Farm
(712) 778-2408
67242 550th St
Griswold, 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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