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Yellow Banks River View Group Camp Area-capacity20

6801 SE 32nd Ave.
Ph: 515-266-1563
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 located near the Des Moines River. The campground has picnic tables and communal fire ring and grill.


Sites may be reserved up to one-year in advance and must be made prior to setting up campsite on the date of reservation.

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 also available for reservation. Visit the Things to Do tab on our website for more information:


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

Location: near Des Moines River boat ramp and youth camp area. Maps of the area can be found on our website at


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

·        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 at nearby boat ramp.

·        Shade: Partial

·        Slope: Level

·        Restrooms: Pit latrine is located in parking lot

·        Shower house: Located in camp areas 1 & 2

·        Trash dumpster: Trash can at pit latrine in youth camp area. Dumpster located in camp area #1.

·        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.

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.

·         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

·         Reservations are required. Shower house is closed.

·         Only privative sites are available at this time and must be reserved via MyCountyParks.


In the case of inclement weather (ice/severe snow), please contact the ranger at 515-250-1031 for status/gate closure updates prior to booking.


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