Acorn Valley

    Johnston, Iowa

    Book this listing through our partner Recreation Gov

    Overview

    Acorn Valley Campground is located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley.

    The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including camping, bicycling, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting. 

    Recreation

    Anglers enjoy the lake for its abundance of walleye, wiper, largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and northern pike.

    The paved Neal Smith Trail winds 24 miles from Des Moines to Big Creek State Park and connects the campgrounds on the east side of the lake. It is designated as a National Recreation Trail and is used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking and in-line skating.

    Facilities

    The campground offers 29 family sites with electric hookups and 54 primitive walk-to tent sites. The campground also features 2 group tent camping areas; a youth group camping area with special restrictions to organized youth as well as a standard group area open to all visitors. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. Nearby facilities include picnic areas with group shelters, boat ramps, a marina and a fishing dock.

    Natural Features

    The mature Bur Oaks at the entrance to Acorn Valley beckon visitors to explore its 26 acres on the fringe of an upland timber stand. Wildlife is abundant throughout the area. White-tailed deer, turkeys, pheasants, waterfowl and other small game animals roam the lands around the lake.

    Nearby

    Johnston, Iowa

    Walnut Ridge Recreation Area

    Polk City, Iowa

    Sandpiper Recreation Area

    Polk City, Iowa

    Prairie Flower Recreation Area

    See more

    Reviews

    Have you stayed here? Be the first to leave a review!

    Adventures Nearby

    Hike Saylorville Lakeshore Trail

    9 mi / 285 ft gain

    Hike Hickory Ridge Trail

    1.2 mi / 98 ft gain

    Hike Sycamore Trail

    6.9 mi / 88 ft gain

    Unfortunately, we don't have up-to date pricing data for this listing, but you can check pricing through Recreation Gov.

    Book Now