Swan Lake State Park

Camping at Swan Lake State Park

S W A N  L A K E  C A M P G R O U N D

This is the Carroll County’s largest and most diverse campground. Totaling over 115 campsites for campers of all levels, we offer full hook-up (water, electric, & sewer), electric & water sites, & non-electric sites. The Swan Lake Campground amenities include two shower house and restrooms, dump station, a gift shop & concession stand, shelter houses, boat rentals (paddleboats, kayaks, & canoes), and access to the Sauk Rail Trail.

All Carroll County Conservation campground have a 14-night maximum stay, 24 hours out before re-entering. Long term sites at Swan Lake State Park are allowed to exceed the 14-night maximum stay.

Every campsite has one picnic table and one fire ring, please do not take these items from other sites.

P R I C I N G

Full hook-up sites - $19.00 per night

Electric & water sites - $16.00 per night

Non-electric sites - $10.00 per night

Weekly Rate - $105.00 if stay 7 consecutive nights

Coupon Book - $105.00, 7 coupons per book

Dump Station - $3.00 per non registered camping unit

Shower - $4.00 per non registered camper

C A M P G R O U N D  H O S T

Carroll County Conservation Board have volunteered campground hosts at our campground Memorial Day through Labor Day. They are located in sites #29 & #34 and can answer many questions regarding our campground.

You may register with our campground host on duty or self register at one of our kiosk throughout the campground.

                H O U R S

                Monday through Thursday: 12:00pm – 8:30pm

                Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 8:30am – 8:30pm

The Campground Host on duty can help you with our paddleboat, kayak, and canoe rentals Monday through Thursday (Friday, Saturday, Sunday please see our Gift Shop & Concession Stand), firewood and ice sales, and questions regarding the Swan Lake Campground. In addition, two Park Rangers live nearby, providing security to park visitors and campers.

FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE

All of Carroll County Conservation campgrounds are on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do not take any reservation for our campgrounds, including Swan Lake State Park Campground.

R U L E S  &  R E G U L A T I O N S

- All campers must register the day the enter the campground & have receipt posted at campsite

                - Registration envelope must be filled out in full

                - We do not accept state coupons – we are a State Park that is managed by Carroll County Conservation Board.

- Registered campers must be at least 18 years of age & at least 21 years of age if offering alcoholic beverages

- Park Hours are from 5:00am until 10:30pm, quite hours are enforced between 10:30pm and 5:00am

                -Swan Lake State Park closes at 10:30pm, this includes the roadway, all traffic through Swan Lake State Park after 10:30pm is monitored.

- Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 6ft at all times or kenneled. Park users must immediately clean up after their pets. Violators will be ticketed.

T E N T  C A M P I N G

Tents are allowed in non-numbered sites only, however, tents accompanied by a trailer & paying $10.00 non-electric/tent fee would be allowed on the same numbered site. One tent for kids under the age of 18 is allowed with a larger tent at no additional charge.

                A trailer is defined as a unit that has the capability to use water, sewer, & electric hook ups.

L O N G – T E R M

Swan Lake Campground offers long-term camping in specific sites (#1 – #10, #21 –#28, #35, & #36). These are the only sites were you are allowed to stay longer than our maximum nightly stay of 14-nights, 24 hours out before re-entering. 

Locations

Swan Lake State Park

Office Address: 

22676 Swan Lake Drive

Carroll, IA 51401

Hours

Weather Permitting 

Mid-April through Mid-October 

Closed

Closed through the winter months (Mid-October through Mid-April)