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Dakins Lake Main Campground

70613 130th Street
Zearing, IA, 50278

Dakins Lake is a newly expanded 103-acre park located just north of Zearing in northeast Story County featuring a modern campground with 29 camping sites.

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70613 130th Street

Zearing, IA  50278


  • 13 reservable sites (15 available on a first-come, first-served basis only; 1 campground attendant)
  • Water and electricity at each site
  • 11 full hook-up sites
  • 3 pull thru sites
  • 1 handicap accessible 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 (located by the primitive campground)
  • 2 miles of trails
  • Public fishing is allowed on the 20-acre lake stocked with bass, bluegill, and channel catfish (swimming is prohibited)
Carry in/carry out refuse
Dump station
Fire ring
Firewood available
Handicap Accessible
On-site resident host
Pet Friendly
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Sewer Connection
Shower facilities


Full hook-up sites = $24/site/night

Water/electric sites = $17/site/night 

Weekends (Friday & Saturday) - 2 night minimum

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

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Campground is open April 1 - October 31.


Campground is closed November 1 - March 31.

  • The campground may be opened prior to April 1 or closed after October 31 pending favorable weather & ground conditions.
  • Water and modern restrooms/shower facilities may be closed to prevent freezing even though the campground may remain open.