Do you accept camping coupons?

We DO NOT accept any camping coupons.

Can we camp in winter

Camping is allowed from April 15- October 15 only.  
No winter camping is allowed.

What are the camping rates?

Electric with water -$25 per night plus a $4 processing fee.

Example:  Camping 3 nights = $75 plus $4 fee = $79 total

Where is the campground?

The campground is located on the east side of the lake.

Address: 2451 Highway 34, Osceola, IA  50213

We have 25 electric/water sites and a dump station available

Can I reserve camping sites?

Campsites may be reserved.

Reservations can be made up to one year in advance and for a maximum of 14 nights at a time.

First come, first serve camping for any site not reserved for a maximum of 3 nights at a time.

Do not place tickets with future dates behind the ticket already on the post.

You may pay for and ticket an empty site post without having an RV or tent present

How long can I camp?

You may make a reservation for a maximum of 14 consecutive nights, you will then need to leave that campsite. You may camp in any site for a maximum of 3 consecutive nights if it is not reserved when you arrive. You may then need to move to another camp site if the one you are in is reserved at the end of your 3 night stay, you do not need to leave the park, simply pick another site that is not reserved for another 3 nights

Do you have full hook-ups?

We have 25 Electric/Water sites plus a dump station available. Any sites not reserved are first come, first serve for up to 3 nights at a time in this campground.

Can I put my tent on any campsite?

You may pitch a tent on any available camp site as long as you pay the rate of that particular site.  One tent is allowed with a RV reservation but the occupants must be under 16yrs of age.

General Questions

Why do I have trouble navigating this website?

Try changing your browser to Firefox or Chrome. Internet Explorer has trouble on this site at times.

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You may also need to use a PC and not your phone.

How do I set up a user account with My County Parks?

You will need an account to make reservations. Keep your username and password somewhere it won't be lost... For security, the system will not let you use the same name, address or email to create another account if you have one already with that name, address or email.

Go to mycountyparks.com

1) Click on the "Login" link at the top right corner.

2) "Create an Account" on the right side of screen

3) Enter a username: your first and last, ie JohnDoe, or whatever you want.

4) Enter a password: your first 3 of last name and last 4 of phone #, ie Doe1234, or whatever you want as long as there is one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one number and it is between 6-8 characters long.

5) Enter all personal info. Make sure all red asterisk boxes are complete.

6) Select the county (Clarke).

7) Check or uncheck the box to receive e-updates.

8) Click Create Account.

Is there a park entrance fee?

There are NO entrance or user fees for any Clarke County Conservation areas.

Is swimming allowed?

There is NO swimming allowed in any Clarke County Conservation Board parks.

Do you have public hunting areas?

Public hunting is allowed at Turkey Ridge, Coyote Canyon, Oakwood Grassland, Green Pine, and Vawn Wildlife Area.

Do you have dock and/or boat rentals?

Dock available at boat ramp to temporalily dock your boat while loading and unloading. Canoes and kayaks available for rent for $10 per day (oars and lifejackets provided). 

Please notify office two days in advance for boat rental.  641-342-3960


Where do I park in campground?

Parking is in designated parking lots or on your camping pad with 2 wheels on the gravel of your site pad. 

NO parking on or along the roadways or solely on the grass of your site in the campgrounds.

Boat trailers ONLY may be parked in the grass at your site.

Visitor and extra parking is available throughout the park.

Where can I park my boat?

Overflow parking for boats - may be parked in parking lot above park office.

Reserving a Facility

When can I make reservations?

Anytime day or night on this website. Camp sites and Shelters can be reserved 1 year in advance.

On-line reservations must be made a minimum of 5 days prior to arrival.

How do I make a reservation?

You must have a user account and be logged in. The website gives you 12 minutes to enter your info and submit per facility before you will be timed out (the timer restarts for each facility if you are making multiple reservations)

1) From the Home Page go to "Counties" at the top (choose Clarke). There are several ways to get to the facilities you are needing to reserve, this is the quickest...

2) Click "Facilities" on the left, choose the facility from the list.

3) Click "View Booking Details" on the right.

4) Click "Book Now"

5) Click the dates on the calendar you would like.

6) Click "Add to Cart".

7) Click "Check Out" after you have made sure this is what you want or "Continue Shopping", you may add as many facilities needed to your cart before you check out. Facilities are not locked in as yours until they are paid for at check out.

8) Enter all information required into the boxes.

9) Read the Rental Agreement and check the boxes provided.

10) Click "Submit" and print a copy for your records, bring it with you when you arrive at facility.

How do I cancel a reservation?

All facility reservations are final, you will forfeit all reservation fees paid as per "Rental Agreement"

You may change reservation dates (max of 2 times) if done at least 7 days before your arrival...call the office to make changes, this cannot be done by you on-line.

Park Office: 641-342-3960 during business hours (Monday-Friday 7:30AM to 3:30PM) 

How do I change a reservation?

You may change reservation dates up to two times. NO changes will be made within 7 days of your reservation arrival, call the office to have your dates changed...it cannot be done by you on-line.

How do I pay for reservation?

Full payment is due when making a reservation with these credit cards only: Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express.

How do I get a list of available facilities for a specific date?

1) Click on the "Make Reservations" tab at the top of the Home page.

2) Click on the "Camping" or "Shelter" for whatever you are looking for.

3) Click any or all arrows needed in the search area on the left and choose the options you need. Don't forget to put in dates you want.

4) Available Facilities will show up on the right.


Can I drive my golf cart in the park?

Golf cart, UTV and ATV use is prohibited. Only licensed vehicles are allowed on roadways.

Are pets allowed?

East Lake is a pet friendly environment...

Pets are NOT allowed in restrooms. Please, for the safety of your pet and others, keep ALL pets tethered or kenneled at ALL times. Be a responsible pet owner and considerate of others by keeping pets quiet and mannerly as well as cleaning up after them. Failure to comply will result in request to remove pet from the area.