Great Western Park

Great Western Park
Great Western Park
GWP Sign
View of GWP
View of GWP Campground

GWP Playground
GWP Campground
GWP Shelter
GWP Shelter Inside

Great Western Park is located on the southwestern edge of Manning, IA and is managed by the Carroll County Conservation Board. The original lake was recently restored and the whole park is continually being developed. The park features a shelter house, modern restrooms, playground, fishing, walking trails, shooting range, and a campground. The lake is 12 acres and 14 feet deep, equipped with a boat ramp.

The campground is situated on top of a hill with a beautiful view of Manning and the Great Western Lake. There are a total of 8 electric camping sites available for RV's, tent camping is also available. The campground is self-registration, with registration envelopes located at the kiosk with a drop box. You are required to register the day you arrive and have your registration posted at your campsite. A dump station is located near the restrooms.

Great Western Park Camping Fees

$14.00 per night  Electric & Water sites (30/50 AMP)

$10.00 per night Tent camping

 *S P R I N G   2 0 1 9*

The CCCB is currently putting a new shower house and dump station near the campground. We are also adding 8 more electric/water campsites! We are hoping to have all upgrades complete in early spring.

The shelter house at Great Western Park is available to rent year round as has a furnace and A/C unit. The shelter hold approximately 75 people and includes a kitchenette area equipped with a stove, microwave, and refrigerator. To make reservations for the shelter contact the Carroll County Conservation office at (712) 792-4614 or email

Great Western Park Shelter House Fees

April through October $60.00 per day

November through March $70.00 per day

With a $50.00 refundable damage deposit

Non-profit rates are available

The shooting range at Great Western Park is available year round, CLOSED during pheasant season.


Great Western Park is located south of Manning on County Road M66 (just south of the new Manning Regional Healthcare Center).


31203 Birch Avenue, Manning, IA 51455


  • Camping
  • Walking Trails
  • Shooting Range
  • Shelter House Rental
  • Great Western Lake w/ boat ramp
  • Playground
  • Fishing
  • Modern Restrooms and shower house

Operating Hours & Seasons

The shelter house and walking trail are available year round.

The campground is open mid-April through mid-October, weather permitting.

We will announce the campground openings and closings through our email listing. To get signed up for our email listing email -OR- call our office at (712) 792-4614.


Campground is closed mid-october through mid-April, weather permitting.

Shooting range is closed during pheasant season.