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USA Parks
Southwest Region
Viking Lake State Park
2780 Viking Lake Road
Stanton, Iowa   51573

Phone: 712-829-2235
Reservations: 877-427-2757
The Viking Lake campground is one of the most popular in southwest Iowa. The spacious, shady campground is located on the lakeshore. There are 120 campsites (94 with electrical hookups, 22 full service, 9 buddy sites, and 26 non-electrical), modern rest rooms and showers and a trailer dump station. A playground is located in the campground. Starting February 13, 2006 advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available for self-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The boat concession near the swimming area has bait for sale and motor boats, paddle boats and pontoon boats for rent. A concrete boat ramp is nearby and a docking area is a short distance away in a well protected cove. Rental spaces are available on an annual reservation basis. Any size boat motors may be used on Viking Lake provided they are operated at "no wake" speeds.

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A long sweep of shady, grassy hillside extends down to the water's edge forming a beautiful picnic area. The upper road also goes to an open picnic shelter and overlook with an excellent view of the lake. The shelter may be reserved for a fee through the park manager. There is also a large overlook above the beach area.
Hiking trails totaling six miles provide visitors an excellent look at the park's natural features. The Bur Oak Nature Trail and its accompanying booklet provide insight on many of the important shrubs, plants and trees found at Viking Lake. The one mile trail takes abut one hour to walk. In winter, snowmobiles may be operated on designated trails.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 18
One of the cleanest parks I have EVER been too! We love going there, wish we could more often. Also really enjoy how nice the park rangers are.
August 1 Love this park by DmC083
I been coming here to camp sence i was a kid now i bring my kids here to camp and swim.They really love going to the restaurant to have your pie and fried pickles.Wich they had the restaurant there when i was little.
July 11 Clean! by shabootyvonclair
Nice clean park. Nice People, good fishing too!
June 23 camping by lovings sr
beautiful place i wish i still had my camper, one of the best parks i ever stayed in iowa
June 17 The best park ever by Judy Taylor
Lush and green very well kept park rangers are the best. No other park can compare to the beauty of Vicking Lake.
July 8

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