Lake Orient Recreation Area

Camping at Lake Orient Recreation Area

The Lake Orient campground has 22 spacious and level campsites that are close to the lake.  The campground is located on the north side of the lake.  Each trailer campsite has 30- and 50- amp electric services.  Shared water hookups are also available at each site.  One boat dock is provided in the campground.  A modern restroom/shower house is available to campers May - September.   Camping at Lake Orient is available on a first come, first served basis.  We do not accept reservations.  If you have questions about availability you may call the Adair County Conservation Board at (641) 743-6450 for information.  Fees are collected  through a self-registration station in the campground.  Maximum stay at any campsite is two weeks.  For a longer visit, campers may relocate to a different campsite. The Conservation Board maintains a camper dump station in the nearby town of Orient.  The fee to use the dump station is $3.00.  

Locations

One mile west of Orient, Iowa on Highway 25.  3103 Orange Avenue

Hours

  • May through September campground utilities are turned on.
  • Shower building / tornado safe room open mid April to mid October.
  • Camper dump station is open May through September.  (Dump station is located one mile east of Lake Orient at 110 S. Maple Street in the town of Orient)
  • Park is open 24 hour a day.
  • Quite hours are from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM
  • Campground is open with no electric or water service during the off season - November 1 through March 30.

Closed

  • Electric and water service is shut off during the winter months.  November 1 through March 30. 
  • Restroom/Shower building is closed for winter from October through April.
  • Camper dump station is closed for winter from October through April.  (Dump station is located one mile east of Lake Orient at 110 S. Maple Street in the town of Orient)

 

Fees

Camping fees for 2021 are:

  • All campsites $20.00 per night
  • Camper dump station fee is $3.00. (Dump station is located one mile east of Lake Orient in the town of Orient)