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Tent Camping

Please advise: If your plans are to OVER CONSUME alcohol, please choose another campground.
This only adds additional headaches and drama for others and for the Seven Oaks staff. We understand having a few drinks is fun, but please drink responsibly.

Seven Oaks is located in Boone, Iowa - a quick drive from Ames, Fort Dodge, Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale,
Waukee, West Des Moines, Grimes, Adel, and other surrounding communities. Come visit us today!

Seven Oaks is THE place to tent camp in Iowa! Our tent campground is complete with picnic tables,
fire rings, clean porta-potties and modern restrooms with showers located at the base of the ski hill.

2017 Camping Rates & Information

Normally open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend (call for dates outside normal schedule).

(All rates are subject to change. Add 7% sales tax to all rates)

Tent Camping at Seven Oaks

One day of Seven Oaks not enough for you? No problem. Our hilltop camping area is great for groups of any size. With a view overlooking the scenic Des Moines River Valley, and a lot of shade, our tent camping facility is equipped with picnic tables, fire pits, and Port-A-Potties. Showers and flush toilets are available at the lodge 24-hrs a day. Fire wood is available upon request. We also offer several stay and play type packages with local hotels.

Check in for tent camping can normally happen in the main office Sunday - Thursday from 8am to 5:30pm and Friday and Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Camp hosts are available on weekends outside of the normal office hours. If you plan to arrive after these hours please call ahead.

  • Tent camp is $5/person/night (age 5 and under free)

  • Campground includes tables, fire pits and Port-A-Potties

  • Flush toilets and showers available in lodge 24-hours

  • Quiet hour enforced at 11 pm

  • No kegs in campground or river floats

  • Firewood is $5 per bundle and can be purchased during normal business hours

  • Do not bring firewood to Seven Oaks as it may harbor invasive pests

  • Pets are allowed but must be leashed and present no hardship to others

  • No ATV’s or dirt bikes allowed

  • Scouts camp free with a Seven Oaks activity

In order to maintain a clean and safe environment, we do have some rules that must be followed...  View our complete list of campground rules.

All participants must sign an Indemnification Agreement/Liability Form. You may print the agreement to obtain required signatures prior to arrival.

Tent Camping after Canoe/Kayak river floats

If you plan to drink alcohol . . . please drink responsibly.

Ever want to know which bugs are making all that noise while you're camping...listen to songs of insects.


with a Seven Oaks Activity

Additional Nearby Campgrounds
with electric and close to Seven Oaks

Ledges State Park – 10 miles from Seven Oaks (website)

Don Williams Campground – 10 miles from Seven Oaks (website)

Swede Point Recreational Area – 18 miles from Seven Oaks (website)

Boone County Fairgrounds – 6 miles from Seven Oaks (website)


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