Joe Sheldon Park

Sheldon Park Restroom & Shower Facility
Middle Sheldon
Lower Sheldon Shelter

Stage-Lower Sheldon
Boat amp- Lower Sheldon
Trail Maps-Lower Sheldon
Information-Entrance of Lower and South Sheldon

South Campground
Sheldon Cabins
Highway Campground
South Campground

South Campground
South Campground
South Campground

Approximately 114 acres along the West Fork of the Des Moines River

The park has several areas to enjoy.  The first area (2210 Sheldon ave) is a roadside park and campground with modern restroom/shower house, dump station and playground. The campground has nine 50amp spots with water hookups and four 30 amp spots without water hookups.

The second area (2230 Sheldon ave) is a picnic area with playground, that includes a shelter house that can be reserved by consulting with the park attendant. 


The third area (2250 Sheldon ave)  is the southern portion of the park which consist of an additional upper and lower campground. The lower campground offers 14 campsites with rock pads and water/electric hookups. The boat ramp and boat dock can be located in the lower portion of the park as well as access to approximately three miles of multiuse trail and an 18 hole disc golf course. The upper portion campground includes 28 campsites of which includes 13 pull-through sites(five of which have water/sewer/electric). Shower house, dump station, archery range, sand volleyball, basketball court, gaga ball pit, and trail access can also be found in the upper portion. Two modern cabins are also available to rent. Some campsites are offered as seasonal spots please contact our office at 515-332-4087 for more information


This park is located approx 2 miles west of Humboldt on Highway 3.  The park is located just off of Highway 3 and extends approx 3/4 mile to the south. 


Features 3 main areas to camp with modern facilities (water, sewer, electricity - 30amp, 50amp).

New modern restroom facility.  


18 Hole Disc Golf Course

Sand Volleyball Court

Basketball Court

Gaga ball Pit

Nature Trails

Picnic areas

2 shelters

Boat ramp

Boat dock

Clean shaded areas for relaxation.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Camping season dates are April 1st - October 31st of each year weather pending.  All campsites are a first come basis, no reservations are taken. Sheldon Park also offers 10 seasonal campsites that offer 30 & 50 amp electric and water and 1 seasonal campsite that offers 30 & 50 amp electric, water & sewer. Information may be obtained by calling the Conservation Offices.  515-332-4087  

Electric Sites:  $17 per night


Electric & Sewer Sites: $25 per night


Campground closes from 10:30PM to 4:00AM daily for non campers.