Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA

When you're planning to book an RV in Black Hawk County, you’ll need a place to park it, and the Waterloo/Lost Island Waterpark KOA campground offers fun for the whole family. This KOA has been recognized with the President’s Award, and it features an island theme. The campground offers a seasonal pool, fishing, disc golf, paddleboat and bicycle rentals, a pavilion, a Kamping Kitchen, planned activities, a snack bar, and a camp store with propane, firewood, gasoline, and diesel fuel for sale. Other amenities include restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a dumpster, and Wi-Fi.RV sites can accommodate big rigs up to 100 feet in length. Sites have gravel or concrete pads, full hookups with cable, and picnic tables. Sites have either back-in or pull-through access, 30 or 50 amp service, and may have patios. The campground is also pet-friendly and features an on-site dog park.

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Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

You may enjoy seeing the sights at the Upper Mississippi River National Fish and Wildlife Refuge just south of Bellevue when you're RV camping at Waterloo/Lost Island Waterpark KOA. This refuge was established to preserve and protect wildlife, fish, and plants. It also serves as a breeding place for migratory birds. It has been recognized as a Wetland of International Importance and a Globally Important Bird Area. The refuge is surrounded by steep woodland bluffs and offers scenic views. There are trails, canoe and bike paths, pull-offs, observation decks, and interpretive signage throughout. Visitor centers offer exhibits, environmental programming, bookstores, and other services and activities for visitors’ enjoyment and education.The Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens was recognized as a local Organization of the Year, and you will be able to appreciate it too when you're RV camping at the KOA near here. Garden exhibits include the Rose Garden, Display Gardens, Mosaiculture Garden, Ornamental Grass Garden, Children’s Garden, and Sesquicentennial Forest. The gift shop features unique, handmade items, including dishcloths, wine, birdhouses, and arboretum t-shirts.Spend some time in the great outdoors and in the community with your rental motorhome near Waterloo/Lost Island KOA when you visit the municipal Big Woods Lake Recreation Area in Cedar Falls. It covers 320 acres with a 65-acre lake and ten acres of prairie. Small lakes, wetlands, and woodlands make up the rest of the area. The park offers boat ramps, picnic shelters, multi-use trails with fitness racks, disc golf, a kayak launch, and restrooms. Fishing is allowed, but swimming is not. Wi-Fi is available in the campground area. Educational programming and special events for all ages are held here throughout the year too.

Exploring the Area

The Lost Island Waterpark is one of the best attractions in the area when you set up camp in a travel trailer at Waterloo/Lost Island KOA. It was recognized as one of the best outdoor water parks by USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards and is in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. This spectacular amusement park features attractions including water slides, rafting, tubing, wave pools, flumes and coasters, an island oasis, golf, go-karts, and children’s activities. The mermaid mascot makes appearances in the summer. There is plenty to appeal to all ages and stages, and you’ll be able to access it all easily from your RV site. Reserved cabanas with personal attendants and other amenities are available for rent. There are multiple eating and drinking establishments in the park. Special events and themed weekends are held throughout the year.The Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo is another major draw when you are camping at Waterloo/Lost Island Waterpark KOA. As with any casino worthy of the name, there are a number of excellent eating and drinking establishments here. There are also slot machines and video poker, table games, baccarat, tournaments, promotions, and other contests of chance and skill. The hotel also hosts live entertainment and other ways to enjoy yourself. It is a destination in itself and one you'll want to make sure you set aside some adult time for while you are here.You can eat at the on-site snack bar when you are RV camping at Waterloo/Lost Island Waterpark KOA. There are also cafés, snacks and treats, and a beer garden at the Lost Island Waterpark and several restaurants, including a steakhouse and a buffet, at the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo. In addition, you’ll be able to find pretty much anything else you want nearby, from fine dining to family-friendly meals and fast food. When you need to fill up your tank as well as your stomach, there are numerous convenience stores, truck stops, and service stations where you can find either gasoline or diesel fuel.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.