Whispering Oaks RV Park

1011 Timberland Dr
Story City, IA 50248

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GOOD SAM RATING (?)
Facility

5.5

Restrooms

7.5

Appeal

8.5

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The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.

How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10.
All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.

Completeness of facilities

10 / 10 / 10
The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.

Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers

10 / 10 / 10
The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.

Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.

Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality

10 / 10 / 10

This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Card(s) Accepted:
Debit, Discover, Visa, Master Card, American Express
Last Year's Rate:
$27 to $32
Season:
Open All Year

Facility

Type (Campground)

Policies

Pets Welcome
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (45)
Spaces Available (16)
Width (27)
Max Length (60)
Gravel Sites (16)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (16)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (11)
Pull-thru Size (27 x 60)
Back-ins (25 x 60)
Site Length (60)
Fire Rings

Recreational Facilities

River
Body Of Water (Skunk River)
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Playground

Other Amenities & Services

Restroom and Showers
Laundry
Restrooms

Discounts

Military Discount
Customer Reviews:
Whispering Oaks RV Park
Avg Rating 3.67 Whispering Oaks RV Park (3) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: October, 2015
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This Campground is now under new Management. We were reluctant to stop here after reading the negative comments. We had stayed at this campground previously and the last time (1 1/2 years ago) while passing through, we noticed how the place was looking run down compared to the other times we stayed.
We decided to stop anyway and I'm glad we did! The new manager greeted us with a friendly smile and was happy to be taking over. The improvement is noticeable. The washrooms were clean, as was the office. The wifi didn't work - she did tell us it might not - but they are currently working on something better. I would stay here again.
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Date of Stay: June, 2016
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We spent two nights at this property. Such beautiful and well kept grounds. Lots of playground equipment for the kids. Fire pits and picnic tables at the sites. The owner took over in October and she states it was a mess. She's doing a great job of bringing the place back up to where it should be. Though it's close to the freeway, we noted no noise. The showers could be more updated as could the laundry room. You can tell she really is trying. Please give this one a try. Even though there is no pool,kids will enjoy the playground. I wanted to add this review to Trip Advisor, however, her property did not come up.
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Date of Stay: June, 2016
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Park owned by very nice couple. They recently purchased the park. The park was in serious disrepair. Yet, they have been steadily improving things. For instance, they are working with Story City Administration for City sewer connection, thereby eliminating/minimizing the septic drain field, freeing up a great place for additional parking. This would allow install of sewer connection at sites not yet services. There is an inclined slope behind the office which has full connections for long term renters. The park is sufficient distance from I35 I was not offended by the noise.

While the park doesn't yet exhibit/provide the "facilities" or quality many expect, it is a great stop for overnight. "BLUE BOYS" are provided for folks needing to dump tanks without moving the RV.. Not the best solution but workable..

Within the near future I think this park will really turn around...
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From Jct of I-35 & Exit 124, W 0.2 mi on Broad St to Timberland Dr, N 0.4 mi (L)