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Newton is a city in central Iowa and the county seat for Jasper County. It is located half an hour's drive from Des Moines, and about a 90-minute drive from Iowa City, Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. Book an RV in Newton, and you can visit this peaceful region of Iowa while remaining in proximity to some of the state's big cities.

The city of Newton was founded in 1846, and it developed fast after the opening of coal mines in the region. The first big mines opened in the 1870s, but by the 20th-century, large scale mining had declined. The mining industry was replaced by the manufacturing industry in the early 20th century. Nowadays, Newton has an active cultural scene which is important to the region. Rent an RV in Newton, and you can visit the annual Sculpture Festival and local museums and galleries.

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The Great Outdoors

Lake Red Rock is less than half an hour's drive south when you rent a motorhome in Newton. There are two parks by the lake, one on each side of the lake, Cordova Park and Elk Rock State Park. In Cordova Park, you can also visit the Cordova Observation Tower and take a look at the amazing scenery. This lake is part of the Des Moines River system, and it is a great place for fishing. Enjoy picnicking or walking in the park, or spend the day fishing and boating on the lake.

Rock Creek State Park is one of the closest natural parks when you rent an RV in Newton. It is located just about 20 minutes' drive east of the city. The park surrounds Rock Creek Lake and is a beautiful and scenic place, where you can spend a relaxing day in nature. Enjoy running, biking, or walking on trails around the lake. Here you can swim, fish, or rent a boat.

Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area is one of the most beautiful natural parks in Iowa, 90 miles to the east with your RV rental from Newton. Lakes and streams of the Iowa River run through the park making this a great habitat for many plant and wildlife species. Here you can go hunting or fishing, or enjoy kayaking and canoeing on the river. The beautiful lush greenery provides a relaxing setting for camping and picnicking with your family and friends.

RV Park near Newton

When you have a travel trailer rental in Newton, one of the closest RV parks is Newton / Des Moines East KOA. This family-oriented campground could be a great place to stay. On-site amenities include a swimming pool, dog park, fishing pond, firewood, nature trail, playgrounds, sports courts, disc golf, Wi-Fi, cable TV, restrooms and showers, and so much more. There are many activities for individuals and groups organized in this park, and the kids will never get bored.

Another RV park to consider is Kellogg RV Park. Here you can enjoy charming countryside views while relaxing in a nice and quiet place, surrounded by green fields and trees. The park facilities include laundry, showers and restrooms, pull-through campsites, picnic tables, and much more. There are several attractions nearby, including horse racing, car racing, shopping malls, public golf courses, and movie theaters.

There are several campgrounds by Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake. One of them is Wallashuck Campground. Here you can enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking, and viewing wildlife. In the campground, you'll have access to toilets and showers, a dump station, playgrounds, and there are also electric hookups available. Have fun picnicking by the lake or swimming all day long.

Exploring the City

Newton is a small city, and it has a remarkable art community. The city hosts the annual Sculpture Festival, where you can also see almost 90 displays of public art with sculptures and painted murals throughout the city. The Center for Arts and Artists, founded in 2005, consists of resident artist studios, a clay and kiln room, a therapeutic art room for children, a classroom, and an amazing art collection. If you like art, you can sign up for art classes in this center year-round.

If you visit Newton in the summertime, check the calendar for the Bowlful of Blues, a blues festival at the Maytag Bowl featuring renowned blues artists from across the country. Also, every week you can enjoy concerts at the Maytag Bowl throughout the summer. Those who like theater can watch one of the plays or musicals hosted at The Newton Community Theatre in Newton.

This city has a lot of preserved historical sites and buildings worth exploring when you rent an RV here. The Fred Maytag Park Historic District includes the Maytag Bowl, Maytag Park, and Maytag Pool. Also, some of the most important historical buildings are the Thomas Arthur House, August H. Bergman House, Emerson Hough Elementary School, the Jasper County Courthouse, and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. To learn more about the history of the area, go to The Jasper County Historical Museum where you can see historical artifacts from Newton's past, including many early-model washing machines manufactured by Maytag.

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