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ACORN VALLEY, IA

Acorn Valley Campground is located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting.The mature Bur Oaks...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 11 2014   Season Dates

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ACORN VALLEY STANDARD ELECTRIC 6 72 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Acorn Valley Campground is located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley.

The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting.

Natural Features:

The mature Bur Oaks at the entrance to Acorn Valley beckons visitors to explore its 26 acres on the fringe of an upland timber stand.

Wildlife is abundant throughout the project. White-tailed deer, turkeys, pheasants, waterfowl and other small game animals roam the lands around the lake.

Recreation:

Anglers enjoy the lake for its abundance of walleye, wiper, largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and northern pike.

The paved Neal Smith Trail winds 24 miles from Des Moines to Big Creek State Park and connects the campgrounds on the east side of the lake. It is designated as a National Recreation Trail and is used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking and in-line skating.

Facilities:

The campground offers 29 family sites with electric hookups and 58 primitive walk-to tent sites. The campground also features a youth group camping area with special restrictions to organized youth. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station.

Nearby facilities include picnic areas with group shelters, boat ramps, a marina and a fishing dock.

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GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC

Tue Sep 02 2014 - Tue Sep 01 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Tue Sep 02 2014 - Sun Mar 01 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 22 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Tue Sep 08 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Recycling
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Baseball Fields
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Disc Golf
  • Firewood
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing Dock
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Marina
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Sailing
  • Shooting Range
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 22 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
WALK TO $14.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00-$20.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $35.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 08 2015
WALK TO $14.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00-$20.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.73778, -93.72361
41°44'16"N, 93°43'25"W

From I-35/80 north of Des Moines, Iowa, take exit 131 toward Johnston/Saylorville Lake. Turn north on Merle Hay Road and continue for 2.8 miles. At the four-way stop, turn left on Northwest Beaver Drive and continue for 3.7 miles. Turn right onto Northwest Coryden Drive and follow signs into the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ACORN VALLEY
5600 NW 78TH AVE
JOHNSTON  IA  50131-1941

Phone Number:

Information:  (515)276-0429
Additional Information