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Campground- Tent Section

2283 Park Road
Ph: 641-484-2231
Toledo, IA, 52342

The tent camp area at Otter Creek Lake and Park is located in the southwest portion of the park along a timbered ridge. The scenic oak timber provides plenty of welcome shade during the warm summer months. Eighteen tent sites are offered with some of the sites large enough to accomodate several tents. One fire ring is provided for each tent camp site.

A vault restroom is provided in the tent section. Water hydrants are scattered through the camp area. Tent campers may use the showerhouse located in the RV camp section which requires a drive to reach the showerhouse. The tent camping area is approximately 150 yards from the lake which can be accessed by foot on trails through the timber or by driving to one of several parking lots adjacent to the lake.

All camp sites are offered on a first come, first served basis. We do not have the ability to reserve camp sites.

For more information on camping at Otter Creek Lake and Park please call the office at 641-484-2231 or by e-mail at tccb@tamacounty.org. 


Otter Creek Lake & Park, Tama County


All Units (including tents) can stay in the North Loop or South Loop campgrounds at a rate of $20 per night.

Pricing for the Tent Section (primitive camping) per night is $10 for tents and $20 for fold-downs, truck campers, and mini camping trailers.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Otter Creek Park is a year round facility for certain activities. Operating hours are 4 a.m. to 10:30 p.m..The campgrounds at Otter Creek Lake and Park open as early in the spring as possible- typically between April 15 and May 1. The campgrounds stay open well into the fall closing at the first measurable snowfall which is typically in late October or early November.