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Thomas Mitchell, Site 22, Electric

GPS address: 4520 NE 108 St.
Ph: 515-967-4889
Mitchellville, IA, 50169

Beginning September 3, 2024 the shower house will be closed. Camping will remain open and a portable restroom will be offered in the campground.

This site has electricity and is a graveled, back-in campsite nestled amongst maple trees. This site is backed up to camp creek with a mature tree covered bluff rising up behind. The close proximity to the Des Moines makes this camp area a popular spot.  

Sites may be reserved up to one-year in advance. All Thomas Mitchell campsites require online reservations prior to setting up camping unit.

We have a limited refund policy; however, if you need to change your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule if completed at least 7 days prior to stay. Details regarding the advance notification requirement, change and cancellation fees can be found in the Facility Contract accepted at time of booking.

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Park address: 4520 NE 108 St. Mitchellville, IA 50169

Location: at the end of the main park road, south of the playground and shelter houses Maps of the area can be found on our website at


·        Electricity: 

20 amp service: Yes

30 amp service: Yes

50 amp service: Yes

·        Water: hydrant is located along the road across from site #3. See map for details. 

·        ADA accessible: No

·        Pad surfacing: Gravel

·        Pad width: 13 ft.  

·        Camp pad length: 34 ft.

·        Overall campsite width: 22 ft. (includes picnic area)

·        Max. vehicle length: 42 ft.

·        Slide-out side limits: None

·        Site type: Back-in only

·        Extra vehicle allowed at site: Yes, if kept on the gravel pad

·        Shade: Partial

·        Slope: Level

·        Restrooms: Shower house is located near camp host site 

·        Shower house: Near camp host site

·        Trash dumpster: Near entrance of camping area

·        Dump station: Located near entrance of campground, potable water available

·        Fire ring: Yes

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

Fire ring
Firewood available
On-site resident host
Pet Friendly
Picnic Table
Shower facilities


Electric Camping rate: $25/per night


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:  

Daily - 1 night minimum;  

Holiday weekends - 3 night minimum

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Summer Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Winter Hours: Sunrise to sunset  

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 1 through November 30

·        Reservations are required for all sites at Thomas Mitchell.

·        Water and modern restroom/shower facilities are guaranteed to be open 4/15-10/15. These facilities may open earlier and stay open later depending on weather conditions.  


December 1 through March 31

·        Gravel roads in camp areas closed to vehicular traffic. Shower house is closed.

·        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.


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


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