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Yellow Banks Bluff Overlook Group Camp-capacity 20

6801 SE 32nd Ave.
Pleasant Hill, IA, 50327

This non-electric, tent-only area is perfect for families and small groups of 20 or less.  This group campsite​ is reservable or available on a first come first serve basis if not reserved. Several large trees provide shade for this area which overlooks the Des Moines River.


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:


Park address: 6801 SE 32nd Ave. Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

Location: past the ballfield and near park shelters. Maps of the area can be found on our website at http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/things-to-do/camping/ . 


·        Electricity: 

20 amp service: No

30 amp service: No

50 amp service: No

·        Water: hydrant located in camp areas 1 & 2 in front of the shower house and at ballfield.

·        ADA accessible: No

·        Pad surfacing: Grass

·        Pad width: NA

·        Camp pad length: NA

·        Overall campsite width: NA

·        Max. vehicle length: NA

·        Slide-out side limits: NA

·        Site type: Tents only

·        Extra vehicle allowed at site: Parking available for 10 vehicles

·        Shade: Mostly sunny

·        Slope: Level

·        Restrooms: Pit latrine is located in parking lot

·        Shower house: Located in camp areas 1 & 2

·        Trash dumpster: Near ballfield

·        Dump station: NA

·        Fire ring: Yes

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

Carry in/carry out refuse
Fire ring
Pet Friendly
Picnic Table


Camping rate: $60/per night 

Capacity: maximum number of people allowed to camp at site is 20 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. 


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.



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


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