Dallas County Lodging & Camping

Unique lodging opportunities are available throughout Dallas County. Those preferring an intimate and romantic stay will enjoy the numerous bed and breakfast options, while the outdoor types will be pleased with the camping amenities. If a traditional hotel is more your style, you will find a range of options with affordable rates and pleasant accommodations.

Des Moines West KOA - Adel
3418 L Ave., Adel
515.834.2729 • 800.562.2181
Looking for a relaxing weekend getaway just minutes from Des Moines? Bring your family and friends out to Des Moines West KOA to enjoy some family fun, whether it’s fishing, swimming or just spending quality time with your family around the campfire. Don’t have an RV or tent? No problem... stay in one of our Kabins or Full Amenity Lodges. With more than 17 acres of open space, create some lifetime family memories with us close to home. Use Discount Code “DC” for 10 percent off at check-in.

Glissman Lodge
32185 Panther Creek Road, Adel
(Five miles southwest of Adel)
515.465.3577 • www.conservation.co.dallas.ia.us
The Glissman Conservation Area boasts a 7.5-acre pond on 60 acres to hike, fish, bird watch, picnic or mushroom hunt. The Glissman Lodge will sleep up to eight people when using the futon and features a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms (an ADA shower and a bathtub) and a deck with a beautiful panoramic view. Pillows, towels and linens are not furnished. Fun for the whole family or a reunion with friends. Closed December through March.

Kuehn Conservation Area
32828 Huston Trail, Earlham
(5.5 miles north of Earlham)
Primitive camping is allowed in designated areas of this nearly 800-acre conservation area. There are modern restroom facilities and a water pump at the education building. No motor vehicles are allowed to the camp sites, so campers should come prepared to hike their gear from the parking lot to their selected site. Camping fees are $8 per tent per night.

Sportsman Park Cabins and Campground

13821 130th St., Dawson
515.465.3577; www.conservation.co.dallas.ia.us
This 40-acre park overlooks the North Raccoon River. A modern campground with electrical and primitive camping is available as well as a modern shower house with restrooms. The park also has a handicap-accessible playground. Two all-season cabins are available for rent that includes shower, restroom, microwave and refrigerator, as well as heat and air conditioning. Bring your pillows, towels, linens, camping supplies and the spirit of adventure. Minutes from the Raccoon River Valley Trail system.

Whistlin’ Donkey Campground
111 N. Main St., Woodward
The Whistlin’ Donkey offers private camping on six acres immediately adjacent to the High Trestle Trail. Camping is primitive without electricity. Ice, food and beverages are available at the bar and grill. The campground hosts RVs, fifth wheels, tents and buses. Reservations are not required but encouraged during peak camping times. Please call for reservations.

Whiterock Conservancy Cottages, Cabins and Campgrounds

1390 Iowa Highway 141, Coon Rapids
Engage in a variety of activities and lodging options to tailor your overnight stay while you enjoy exciting outdoor adventures. Spend a quiet weekend in our comfortable lodging. Choose between several options. Stay at the historic Garst Farmhouse, cozy cottages or spacious farmhouse. Groups are easily accommodated so bring your family and friends and spend a night. If you enjoy the outdoors, Whiterock also offers low-impact campgrounds and a remote three-season cabin on the banks of the Middle Raccoon River. Perfect setting for family reunions, corporate retreats, weddings, or just a quiet weekend getaway for two.

Other Locations

Hotel Pattee
1112 Willis Ave., Perry
515.465.3511 • www.hotelpattee.com

Super 8 Motel
701 26th St., Perry
515.465.5653 / 800.800.8000

Timberpine Lodge B and B
23675 Sportsmans Club Lane, Adel

AmericInn Lodge and Suites
251 Gateway Circle, Grimes

Yellow Swan Bed and Breakfast
400 Hatton Ave., Dallas Center

Dallas County Conservation

14581 K Ave., Perry

Beaver Lake Campground
35335 Del Rio Road, Dexter 515.789.4661

Lone Wolf Lodge and Campgrounds
3396 268th St., Linden

Timberline Campground
31635 Ashworth Road, Waukee

Dallas County Fairgrounds
Adel • www.dallascountyfair.com

Island Park Campgrounds
2400 Nantucket Road, Adel