Walnut Ridge Recreation Area Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

A wooded ridgeland area on the West side of Saylorville Lake. Largely shaded area with disc golf course running throughout.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Playground
  • Barbeque, Briquette
  • Benches
  • Bike Trail
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Electrical Plug On Site
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Playground
  • Restroom
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
Within 10 Miles
  • Shopping Malls


Peak Season
Apr 15 2010 -
Oct 10 2010
Peak Season
Apr 15 2011 -
Oct 09 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. Park in designated spaces only, no parking on grass. Pets must be on a leash, 6ft. or shorter at all times. No amplified sound systems without permit Shelter Rec Areas are open 7AM - 8 PM during April and the day after Labor Day through Close. Rec areas are open 6AM-10PM all other months during the recreation season All non-reserved shelters are available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. Playgrounds and restrooms near shelters are open to the public and are not part of your reservation .

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 17 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Walnut Ridge Recreation Area
Campground Phone: 515-276-4656
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Johnston, IA

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More About Walnut Ridge Recreation Area Campground

Walnut Ridge Recreation Area is a campground located in Johnston, Iowa. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -93.72111 latitude, and -93.72111 longitude into your GPS device.

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