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Camping @ QSP

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2023 Camping Update

2023 brings some changes to our campground we wanted to announce.  

  • We are adding new campsites and re-doing our numbers.  The map above shows the future numbers we hope to have completed by Memorial Day weekend.

  • Pricing changes is now $15/night for most campsites, with #7 being $30/night.


Until we get our new campsites numbered, you can see our campsites and old map here!


Primitive camping & primitive RV parking will be permitted April 1st through November 30th, weather permitting.  This is first come, first serve with no online registrations until 2024.  The entrance for the primitive campground is located due south of the office. The road winds around the southwest corner of the island. The road is around .5 miles long. The speed limit is 5 mph and we expect that to be followed. We have 27 tent campsites set up (red on map). The cost will be $15 a night, up to two tents, tax included. Additional tents are $15 per night. Two cars will be allowed per tent.


Campers and RV's will be allowed to park on the south side of the parking lot and pay $15 per night as well. 


A new RV campground will open in 2024 with electric and water hook-ups and a bathroom/shower-house.  We will have an online registration system at that time with all RV hookups to be online registration and campsites 20-27 will be available by online registration only.

Self-registration for the campground is available near the entrance of the primitive campground. Park is open 24 hours.

Camping Rules

  1. Primitive campsite fees are $15/night for campsites 1-6 and 8-27 beginning January 1st, 2023.  Campsite 7 and boyscout camp is $30/night. Payment is expected within 2 hours of arrival. 

  2. Non-payment will constitute an abandoned campsite and all items will be disposed of.

  3. All campsites are limited to a maximum of 2 units per site.  An extra unit will be allowed at no charge for children under the age of 18.  Large organized groups can contact the park for special arrangements at 515-478-6272.

  4. All visitors must leave and quiet hours must be observed from 10:30 pm to 8am.  Excessive noise of any kind will not be allowed.  The Colfax Police Department patrols the park 24 hrs.  .  

  5. Camper checkout is 2:00 PM.

  6. If there is a need to have a police officer deal with an issue, please call Jasper County Dispatch at 641-792- 5912. 

  7. All animals must be on a leash at all times.

  8. Limit of occupancy is 14 consecutive days.  Campers are then required to leave the park for 72 hours.

  9. Fires are permitted only in fire rings. Do not move the rings.

  10. All garbage must be placed in refuse containers. Do no put garbage in the fire rings!

  11. There is no swimming or ice fishing allowed anywhere within the park!

  12. Firewood is available for $7 per tub. Contact Campground Host for assistance, call park phone at 515-478-6272, or request with your reservation.

  13. Park staff are given authority to refuse camping privileges and to rescind any and all camping permits for cause with NO refunds.

  14. This is not a complete list of park rules. Please contact park staff with questions.

Park staff is given the authority to refuse camping privileges and to rescind any and all camping permits for cause with no refunds!

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