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Cenla Campground

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Off Hwy. 71 1 mile south of Hwy. 9, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Novi
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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... More

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Grimes, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 :)

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We came up to Okoboji for a family reunion from Nebraska. Half of us were camping with tents and rv's and the other half up the road at the Methodist cabin areas. The lady's at the counter were very nice and gave us the rules of the campground. We were tenting and were able to be very close to the... More

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Des Moines
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We only had a 30 amp unit $26.50 but they gave us a 50 amp site $32.50 and charged us for it. I went down to the office and told her. She said, "You pay weather you use the 50 or not." I asked if she had any 30 amp sites. She said, "I don't recall." There were several when... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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129 reviews 129 reviews
56 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Although you are about a block from a busy highway, in most parts of the campground you would not know it. This campground was clean. It had lots of mature shade trees. Although most sites aren't on the lake, it is just a short walk to the lake and the fishing dock is available for everyone to use. There is... More

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Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We had a very enjoyable time at Cenla Campground. It was very well kept and we had an excellent site by the water, which we totally enjoyed. It was nice to walk out on the dock in the morning and drink our coffee by the water! It is a very quiet, pretty lake. The owners/managers were very kind and understood... More

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2009

We always have a great time when we stay at Cenla. We fish,kayak, and sometimes fall in the lake it is next to. My daughter swims with friends when the pool is not too busy. We have had family drop ins that are alway welcome and quiet campfires to end each night. The staff is busy but friendly. My son... More

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iowa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2009

We like coming up to Cenla campgriund. It's a quiet campground and very relaxing. They do have rules but they aren't to hard to to abide by. They have a nice pool. They also have a nice dock and a nice place to clean fish. We enjoy coming here.

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Sioux City
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

I felt like I was camping on the highway right behind the used car lot. Our site had a big mechanic shed (morton building) right next to it. My kids were unable to ride their skateboards or scooters due to the roads being gravel. They were asked very rudely to leave the pool since they didn't have an adult with... More

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St. Paul
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

This was my first stay at Cenla. It was okay. Liked- pool, lake,and site., Dislike- playground,rules,and didn't feel real welcomed. I liked the pool,however I did not care for the hours of operation which were too short for summer evenings.( It closed at 6PM on Sun-Thurs.) I liked the playground equipment but I very much disliked the rocks as the... More

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Additional Information about Cenla Campground

Address: Off Hwy. 71 1 mile south of Hwy. 9, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Location: United States > Iowa > Spirit Lake
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Spirit Lake
Also Known As:
Cenla Campground Hotel Spirit Lake
Cenla Campground Spirit Lake, Iowa

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