One of the best campgrounds on Iowa’s Lake Red Rock is Howell Station Campground. This clean, well-kept, and conveniently located campground offers campers the opportunity to enjoy lakeside camping in a picturesque setting. (So picturesque, in fact, that some visitors say it's the pawfect place for a wedding!) Fishing, camping, relaxing, and exploring the area around Iowa’s largest lake — all of these activities and more are available for campers at Howell Station. And what's a vacation without your canine camping companion? Dogs are also welcome to stay at the campground, too, so pack your bags and head out to Howell Station with your dog for an unforgettable camping trip.
Howell Station has 143 campsites, and each site has 50-amp electric hookups. Up to eight people can stay at one site. The sites are also well-shaded by the surrounding forest. Other amenities that can be found at the campground are picnic tables, showers, a dump station, a boat ramp, and a playground.
There are plenty of things to do in and around the campground, so you will have lots of ways to fill your time. There's good fishing at Lake Red Rock. Anglers can try their luck for pike, walleye, and bass. You'll also find some grrr-eat trails around the lake. The 13-mile Volksweg trail is level, paved and leads all the way into the charming town of Pella. Careful though -- the trail is quite paw-pular with cyclists, so watch out for speeding bikes! There are also some nice wildlife viewing areas around the lake.
Make sure you are courteous to your fellow campers throughout your stay, and always adhere to the campground’s rules. Your dog has to remain leashed at all times, and please clean up after your dog as well. You are not allowed to drive or park vehicles on the grass; the only exception to this rules is boat trailers.