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Camping Grounds Des Moines IA

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Cuttys Resort
(515) 264-8400
The Plaza 19; 300 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA
 
Adventurland Campground
(515) 265-7384
3200 Adventureland Dr
Altoona, IA
 
Prairie Village
(515) 996-2835
2867 360th Street
Booneville, IA
 
Lighthouse Marina & Campground
(712) 458-2066
14365 170th St
Whiting, IA
 
Cocklin Fish Farm
(712) 778-2408
Rr 1
Griswold, IA
 
Cutty's Resorts
(515) 986-3929
10500 Nw 54th Ave
Grimes, IA
 
Timberline Best Holiday Trav-l Park
(515) 987-1714
3165 Ashworth Rd
Waukee, IA
 
Whispering Pines Campground
(319) 524-8403
2505 Hilton Rd.
Keokuk, IA
 
Jolly Roger Campground
(319) 626-2171
1850 Scales Bend Rd Ne
North Liberty, IA
 
Lakeside Manor Park
(563) 381-3413
11301 140th St
Davenport, IA
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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