Jester Park

Camping at Jester Park

Camp along the shore of Saylorville Lake

Jester Park features campsites spread across wooded hills and along the shore of Saylorville Lake. These include many electric and non-electric sites (some of which allow advance reservation),  primitive walk-in sites, and two reservable youth areas.

Two campground showerhouses are open mid-April through mid-October. A special discounted rate is available for a 7-day camping stay on non-reservable sites. More information about camping is available on our website at

Reservations can be made for some campsites using this website. 

Many campsites cannot be reserved in advance. Those using these first come first served campsites should set up at their campsite before registering at the campground registration booth located one mile from the park entrance.  Firewood is available near the registration booth.

A youth camping area is available by reservation only. 


Park Hours
During day light savings time 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
Sunrise to sunset the rest of the year.

Online reservations can be made for some campsites. Online reservations are available for camping between April 15 and October 15. Campground shower houses are open mid-April through mid-October. All sites are first come first serve from October 16 through November 30 and April 1 through April 14. Campgrounds are closed from December 1 - March 31 (except to walk-in tent camping, which is allowed year-round).


See individual campsite descriptions for current camping rate. A discounted 7-day rate applies to non-reservable (first come first serve) sites.  Discounted senior rates apply only to non-reservable (first come first serve) sites only.