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Lake Keomah State Park is a 366-acre wilderness in the heart of South Central Iowa. The park was dedicated in 1934 and quickly emerged as one of the most popular outdoor recreation destinations in Mahaska County. At the center of the park, Keomah provides a scenic backdrop for swimming, boating, and fishing. History buffs will love checking out the buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), many of which are still in use.

Planning a Midwest road trip? Book an RV in Mahaska County and you can sleep under the stars at Lake Keomah State Park. You'll find a huge selection of campervan rentals for every occasion, ranging from petite trailers to family-sized rigs. With a home on wheels, you can also tick off other iconic Midwest parks like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Maquoketa Caves State Park, and Lacey-Keosauqua State Park.

Getting Outdoors

Fringed by golden sand and a grassy foreshore, the swimming beach at Lake Keomah State Park is a fantastic place to soak up the sun. Calm, shallow water makes the beach a favorite with families. Picnic shelters dot the shoreline and are great for enjoying lunch with a view. There's also a lodge that makes an ideal venue for family reunions, birthday parties, weddings, and other group events.

Trails wind through Lake Keomah State Park and offer year-round hiking opportunities. The three-mile trail to Keomah Village hugs the lakeshore and takes you into the pocket-sized town. As you explore the woodlands and marshy areas, watch for local wildlife like bullfrogs, blue herons, and quail. Things don't slow down in the winter, when the snow-dusted trails are used for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. There's also a hill for sledding and tubing with the kids.

Packing your fishing rod and tackle? In spring and summer, expect to reel in crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, and channel catfish. Cast a line from the fishing jetty on the west side of the lake or launch a boat and access deeper water. Electric motors are allowed, or you can paddle canoes and kayaks. Ice fishing is a rewarding pastime for Lake Keomah State Park campers in the winter.

Camping at Lake Keomah State Park

The picturesque Lake Keomah State Park Campground features grassy sites shaded by mature oaks and maples. Choose from two types of sites: 50-amp electric and standard non-electric. There are also 15 tent-only sites if you need extra space. All sites feature fire rings with grills for enjoying your meals outdoors. Don't forget your hot dogs and s'mores ingredients. Most RV spaces are back-in and can accommodate rigs of up to 39 feet in length.

Like most state park RV campgrounds, Lake Keomah treats you to modern restrooms with toilets and showers as well as a dump station for RV rentals. Visiting in the winter? The Lake Keomah State Park Campground remains open throughout the year. While the regular restrooms and showers are closed, you'll have access to vault toilets and frost-free water faucets. It's best to make a reservation if you're camping in a motorhome at Lake Keomah State Park during the busy summer months. There are also first-come, first-served sites available for last-minute campers. Dogs are welcome to camp at Lake Keomah State Park, so why not rent a pet-friendly RV and bring along the whole family?

Exploring the Area

RV camping at Lake Keomah State Park is a great opportunity to explore South Central Iowa. This pocket of the state will win you over with charming towns, picturesque lakes, and lively festivals. In Pella, you'll love strolling around the characterful town center and soaking in the Dutch history. The city is anchored by a traditional Dutch canal and will tempt you with cafes, bakeries, and delicatessens. Visit in spring to attend Tulip Time, an annual festival featuring parades, live music and hundreds of thousands of tulips in full bloom.

Adrenaline junkies will jump at the chance to visit Knoxville, the Sprintcar Capital of the World. For more fun in the sun, head to Lake Red Rock, a 15,000-acre reservoir where you can swim, fish, sail, hike, and camp. All the motorhome camping essentials you could need or want can be found in the county seat of Oskaloosa, a ten-minute drive from the campground. You'll also find cafes, diners, and mom-and-pop stores strung along the bustling Main Street. Des Moines is a 70-mile drive northwest and is a good place to rent a camper near Lake Keomah State Park and kickstart a Midwest road trip.

RV Rentals in Lake Keomah State Park, IA

Lake Keomah State Park, IA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Lake Keomah State Park. Outdoorsy's Lake Keomah State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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