Campgrounds / Cabins

The Campgrounds is close to everything in Boone and only 15 minutes away from Ames and Iowa State University.  We are also conveniently located within 40 minutes of the Des Moines metro area.  Local attractions in Boone include Ledges State Park, the Boone Racetrack, Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, and many other attractions.

This 600 acre recreational area is Boone County Conservation's largest park. With the campground, playgrounds, trails and 150 acre lake, there are recreational opportunities for all ages.

This park also serves as the headquarters for Boone County Conservation.The park office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Ledges State Park

Ledges offers several campsites, including electrical hookups (1 of which is fully accessible), non-electric hookups (1 of which is fully accessible), and some hike-in. Modern rest rooms, showers, a trailer dump station and a playground are located in the campground. Advance campsite reservations can be made online through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This hidden gem is nestled in the woods along the Des Moines River. Here you will find a campground, playground, sand volleyball and hiking trails.

This 128-acre park was acquired in November of 1974 by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the Saylorville Lake Project. It was previously known as Camp Laurie, a state Salvation Army Camp. The Boone County Conservation Board has been fortunate enough to acquire 25 year management leases from the USACE since September 1976. The park got its name because of its location being near the original location of Swede Point, IA founded in 1846 by early Swedish settlers.