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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Good campground and restrooms are always very clean! Pool is nice and playground is nice for kids. Rules are so strict that sometimes you are afraid to even breath. Not all of the staff is friendly but Dottie is the nicest and sweetest lady there!

Thank tjoia
Camby, Indiana
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I did extensive research on the campgrounds in this area and this was basically the only option we had. Our family was booking 5 sites, 3 tent and 2 full hookup but we were all booking individually. We had all tried calling first and didn't get anyone so we went online and made a request for a site. After many...

2Thank tigerc420
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We were told pool was supposed to be open and wasnt. Park was outdated and in need of repair. Our site was uneven and fire pit was not level with ground so we couldn't use. Showers r clean n nice. Owners were not very friendly

1Thank pjwitt
Lewis Center, Ohio
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Large grassy sites with easy lake access and a nice staff make this one of the best RV Parks we have visited. The restrooms were among the best and the fees were reasonable, even the fire wood. The are is amazing and I would love to see it in season. They are pet friendly.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Cenla in our 16 ft travel trailer. The campground was nicely kept and the people were friendly. The campground is right on Center Lake and is away from the busyness of Okoboji, which we would consider to be a plus. The site we stayed at was not even, so it's definitely important to bring all of the...

Thank RealBonnieAndClyde
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Nice clean campground. Clean showers and restrooms. Nice pool Fishing docks. Close to everything. Easy in and out. Good gravel roads in park. Playground for kids. Some shade. Not all have shade. Level sites. Some pull thru some back in. Long stays are shaded. Would recommend it.

Thank Auntpony
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The park is very clean and the bathrooms are great. There is great access to the bike trail that circles the lake. Location is very central to activities. The management wasn't overly friendly but wasn't bad either. The park grounds keepers were very helpful when we arrived in getting us blocks to get our RV leveled correctly when we arrived....

Thank jesmk
omaha, ne
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I stayed here for the first (and likely last) time recently. The managers were very crabby and sour faced. I don't think I've ever seen owners/managers who hated their jobs more. No smiles, no welcoming attitude whatsoever. They should get out and camp at other places to see how guests should be treated. They treat people who walk in the...

3Thank benksy33
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit to Cenla. It wasn't like a high end RV park with paved roads and nice landscaping nor was it wooded or grassy with more spacious sites like a state park. The campground is on a lake but there is no beach and the only access to the lake is via a path to a fishing...

2Thank JillBNovi
Grimes, Iowa
Reviewed 30 July 2014

A fantastic campground not to be missed when visiting Okoboji. The staff was very helpful, the grounds were clean and well kept, and the bathrooms were the best we've ever seen. 5 stars! We will be back :)

1Thank Janet S

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Address: Off Hwy. 71 1 mile south of Hwy. 9, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Region: United States > Iowa > Spirit Lake
Also Known As:
Cenla Campground Hotel Spirit Lake
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