Yellow Banks Park

Camping at Yellow Banks Park

YB group tent campsite
YB group tent campsite
YB tent campsite

Yellow Banks Park features primitive camping sites tucked into nature on a beautiful bluff overlooking the Des Moines River, as well as many electric sites at two nearby camping areas. The park also offers various unique backpacking campsites located off a 3/4 mile trail. If you are traveling in a group, Yellow Banks also offers two group camp areas and a youth group camp area.

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Campers should set up camp on their site before registering. Campground showerhouses are open mid-April through mid-October.
Campgrounds are closed from November 30 - March 31 (except to walk-in tent camping, which is allowed year-round).

Some sites are available for advance reservations through this website. Please click on the MAKE RESERVATIONS tab above.

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 located at showerhouse. 


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.