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Dakins Lake Primitive Campground Site 3

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

Changes related to Covid-19: Appropriate signage indicating the current level of service will be placed at the point of entry to the campgrounds. View all details regarding levels of operation here

This is an electric only site located in the Dakins Lake Primitive Campground (northeast side of lake). 

This site may be reserved beginning November 1 for the next camping season and must be made at least 5 days in advance of the date of reservation. 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.

Reservations are posted at each site five days in advance. If not reserved, sites are available on a first come, first served basis until a reservation is posted or until the 14 day maximum stay is reached, whichever comes first. 

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.

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

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


12635 710th Avenue

Zearing, IA  50278


  • 20 amp and 30 amp electrical service
  • Pit toilets nearby
  • Shower house with flush toilets and hot water (located in the main campground) available to all registered guests
  • Firewood available for purchase from the campground attendant (located in site 30 in the main campground)
  • Sand volleyball court 
  • Reservable picnic shelter
  • Natural playscape (located by the main campground)
  • 2 miles of trails
  • Public fishing is allowed on the 20-acre lake stocked with bass, bluegill, and channel catfish (swimming is prohibited)
  • Dump station and water hydrant available (located in the main campground)
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
Shower facilities



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.

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 1 - March 31.