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Dakins Lake Main Campground Site 23 - Reservable

70613 130th Street
Ph: 515-232-2516
Zearing, IA, 50278

This is a site with water and electricity located in the main campground at Dakins Lake (northwest corner of the park).

This site may be reserved beginning November 1 for the next camping season.  

The occupancy limit is 14 consecutive days; campers are then required to leave the park for a minimum of 48 hours.

If not reserved, sites are available on a first come, first served "Instant Pay" basis until a reservation is posted or until the 14 day maximum stay is reached, whichever comes first. 

The site must be registered under the name of an adult person who will occupy the site.

The occupancy limit is 14 consecutive days; campers are then required to leave the park for a minimum of 48 hours.

There are no refunds and moving between sites is not allowed.

Only one camping unit is allowed per campsite with an additional tent allowed for minor children only.

Check-in/check-out time is 3 p.m.

For a complete list of park rules please visit http://www.storycountyconservation.org/.


70613 130th Street

Zearing, IA  50278


  • Camping pad is approximately 31' x 69'. Additionally, each site has a gravel pad where a picnic table and firepit are situated.
  • Water at each site
  • 20 amp, 30 amp, & 50 amp electrical service at each site
  • Dump station and water hydrant available
  • Reservable picnic shelter
  • Shower house with flush toilets and hot water
  • Firewood is available for purchase from the campground attendant located in site 30
  • Natural playscape
  • Sand volleyball court 
  • 2 miles of trails
  • Public fishing is allowed on the 20-acre lake stocked with large-mouth bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, perch, and channel catfish (swimming is prohibited)
Water/sewer services (dump stations, water hydrants, site hook-ups if available, and modern restrooms/shower facilities) may be closed at any time to prevent freezing even though the campground may remain open.
Carry in/carry out refuse
Dump station
Fire ring
Firewood available
On-site resident host
Pet Friendly
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Shower facilities


Reservable and first come first serve "Instant Pay" sites - $23.00/night

Reservable sites require:

Weekends (Friday & Saturday) - 2 night minimum

Holiday weekends (Friday, Saturday, & Holiday) - 3 night minimum

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Campground is open April - October 

Disclaimer: During the early and late camping seasons, facilities may be closed and unavailable due to cold temperatures. No refunds will be issued for reservations made during these times. 


Campground is closed November - March