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Jester Park, Site 133, Electric

This site has electricity and is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled amongst mature oak and walnut trees.  The close proximity to Saylorville Lake makes this camp area a popular spot.

 

Sites may be reserved up to one-year in advance and must be made at least 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. For example, to make a Friday reservation, you must reserve the facility no later than Monday of that week. 

We have a limited refund policy; however, if you need to change your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Details regarding the advance notification requirement, change and cancellation fees can be found in the Facility Contract accepted at time of booking.

Additional campsites, both electric and non-electric, are only available on a first come, first served basis. Visit the Things to Do tab on our website for more information:
www.leadingyououtdoors.org.

Location

Park address: 11407 NW Jester Park Drive, Granger, Iowa, 50109

Location: lower loop of Camp Area #1. Maps of the area can be found on our website at http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/things-to-do/camping/ . 

Amenities

·        Electricity: 

20 amp service: yes

30 amp service: yes

50 amp service: yes

·        Water: hydrants nearby, see map for details

·        ADA accessible: No

·        Pad surfacing: Gravel

·        Pad width: 12 ft.

·        Camp pad length: 65 ft.

·        Overall campsite width: 32 ft. (includes picnic area)

·        Max. vehicle length: 65 ft.

·        Slide-out side limits: None

·        Site type: Back-in only

·        Extra vehicle allowed at site: Yes, on gravel pad only

·        Shade: Partial

·        Slope: Level

·        Restrooms: Upper showerhouse is located near the fee booth

·        Shower house: Near fee booth

·        Trash dumpster: Provided at the entrance of campground

·        Dump station: located near the NW Jester Park Drive park entrance

·        Fire ring: Yes

·        Firewood: available for purchase from camp host or park ranger upon request.

 

Dump station
Electricity
Fire ring
Firewood available
On-site resident host
Pet Friendly
Picnic Table
Restroom
Shower facilities

Fees

Camping rate: $23/per night 

Extra tent
: An additional fee for a camper with tent or a tent with second tent on site is $ 5.00/per night. This fee is payable directly to park staff.


Capacity: maximum number of people allowed to camp at site is 6 people.

Reservations may be made up to ONE YEAR to date in advance.

Minimum stay required for advance reservations:  

Weekdays - 1 night minimum; 

Weekends - 2 night minimum;

Holiday weekends - 3 night minimum

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Summer Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. (daylight savings time)

Winter Hours: Sunrise to sunset  (standard time)

Upon entering park after hours, vehicle may be stopped by ranger requesting their campsite number and name of the party registered to the site.

 

 April 15 through October 15

·        Reservations are allowed on reservable sites. Many additional sites remain first come first served during this time. 

·        Water and modern restroom/shower facilities are open. These facilities may open earlier and stay open later depending on weather conditions.   

Closures

October 16 through April 14

·        Reservations are not available. All sites are first come first served until campgrounds close on November 30 (weather dependent).

December 1 through March 31

·       Gravel roads in camp areas are closed to vehicular traffic.

·       Only hike-in tent camping is available at this time. Campers must self-register at the campground kiosk within one hour of setting up camp.

April 1 (weather dependent)

·        All campsites open for first come first served use only.

Permits

We require that you post your camping receipt on site marker provided.

 

Park rules and regulations can be found by following the link below.