Lake Shore RV Resort



1418 Q Avenue, Oelwein, IA, 50662


Lake Shore RV Resort is a campground located near Oelwein, Iowa. It features full hookup campsites that are big rig friendly. Many of them are pull through accessible. The park provides free WiFi, allows pets, and has a dump station.

 

Amenities & Activities

Campsite amenities offered include a swimming beach, picnic tables, fire circles, and grills. It also includes basic amenities like restrooms with hot showers and laundry facilities. Visitors can also enjoy activities such as frisbee golf, canoeing, basketball, horseshoe toss, biking, hiking, fishing, and wildlife watching.

 

Attractions

The campground is near attractions like:

  • Hickory Grove Golf
  • Fontana Nature Cente
  • Oelwein Performing Arts Center
  • Oelwein Railway Museum



RV Site

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Full Hook Up - 30/50 Amps $30.00 $175.00 $600.00

100 Amps

50 Amps








Overall Rating: 1.5


roy hann

5.0
my wife and i stayed at Lake Shore RV resort for several days on a trip west from NY in August 2019. this was by far the neatest, best kept camp grounds that we stayed at. I saw a lot of bad reviews but not to be believed as they seem to be from disgruntled seasonals that were removed for noise, late nite drinking parties and ignoring park rules. It was quiet and restful. I would highly recommend this campground over any in the area. Prices were low,laundry and bathrooms were neat and clean.. Compared to other campsites we stayed at on our trip I would give it a 6if possible. Owners were helpful and friendly A great family or older couples campground. Enjoy!!!!

Layne Eggena

1.0
Before you go there ask RV dealerships what they’ve heard about Lakeshore Resort . They ALL have heard the stories of what a joke this campground has turned into . Go to Other local campgrounds and ask around . Many late night discussions around campfires of people comparing stories of how terrible the owners are. The only ones that go there are the ones now checking reviews . The owners are pretty computer savvy and have written some great reviews about themselves 🙄. There were so many wonderful people that camped here and they have all been run off with just a few left .... bullies.... they tell people they are Christians ...true believers don’t act this way .... the legacy that previous owners left have been tainted ... it’s sad the way they have treated some of the nicest people you would ever meet ...

Dazed And confused

1.0
Absolutely the most unfriendly campground we have ever been to . The reviews are true . Something is the matter with people that want to run a campground the way they do. They have gotten into so many verbal alterations why in the world do they continue to cause so many issues with people . Every year people come not knowing and they leave in droves . People pay money for yearly passes and never return and their money is lost . Google the names of good reviews left ....hmmmm don’t seem to exist .... It so sad how they continue to hurt some of the nicest people . It won’t stop until people choose to not go there .

Becky Jean

1.0
Craig & Joyce Hansel, owners of Lakeshore Resort, created such a hostile environment at their campground that I’m so happy to be done with it. I typed up an extremely long novel describing how they were on a power trip & bullied their paying guests. I’ve spend roughly 6 hours at our new campground, sat with the owners around a campfire, and finally feel like I’ve found my summer home away from home. I will summarize Lakeshore like this: Quiet time means no laughing is allowed. No radio or TV on even if it can barely be heard at your site. Groups of 10 or more are unacceptable. More than 2 beers all day means you are intoxicated. As we approached 10p we were all dreading what’s to come. I think the best way to summarize it would be to say it’s just flat out depressing!! I’m mad about the money that I already paid to camp that won’t be refunded. I’m mad I won’t get to spend the rest of the summer with my camping tribe. But I feel a sense of relief knowing I won’t have to be treated so poorly every weekend. And I’ve found a new place where the owners genuinely try to get their campers and become friends. Also check out other reviews out there. We aren't alone in our concerns. Thanks for listening & happy camping 🙂 ~Camping with Perspective~ *Family*Friends*Fun*

Jim Miller

1.0
I would say 1 of the worst top 5 campgrounds in Iowa Joyce the warden likes it to be like a prison so many rules you forget them, all lights must be out by 10 she even sneeks around the campground before 10 in black to make sure you are following the 10 o'clock curfew if you like camping and walking on egg shells this is the place for you just for information last season and to the end of this season with all the rules there has been at least 24 seasonal campers that have left.

jeff decaro

2.0
I have to say, after traveling the country for 3 years these are the most unfriendly park owners we have met. Like other reviews, when 1st arriving Craig & Joyce were somewhat friendly…but be aware…they live in the middle of this small park and watch every move you make. Unless you are here to bird watch good luck. Father’s Day weekend 2pm we were playing cornhole with friends we are traveling with. Keep in mind, no one is in the park except empty campers. We had no neighbors. We were not loud. Joyce came over and told us to turn down the music which we did. Then Craig comes over and told us that no music or talking should be heard by your closest neighbor “My Park-My Rules” thumping his chest. I’m all for rules, but a little common sense goes a long way. So we turned off the music. I’m giving 2 stars because of the pretty grass which they care more about than enjoying the company of people passing through. They are so uptight, I’m not sure why they bought an RV park. They were aware a few days later when my wife and I ended up in the hospital from a car accident while visiting nearby Amish country. Not once did they ask how we were or if they could do anything for us. Maybe I’m expecting too much or spoiled from all the other parks in this beautiful country.

Hollie Morey

1.0
If I could leave a zero... Their Facebook page & website say they are family friendly, I disagree. If you have kids this is not the campground for you. They advertise that kids can use their water activities, LIES, parents MUST be in a canoe right there in the water with them, if they want to use a kayak. Why I am so upset about the watercraft issue: We met the owner of Lakeshore at the Sports Show in Cedar falls, talked to them about the water craft, gave them our kids ages, verified again when making reservations in March & again last week when I called to check on another topic, each conversation was the same answer, kids 14+ can use them, they did not elaborate on the rest of their policy. Also when making our reservations in March, each site was told we were allowed 2 visitors as it was Oelwein's town celebration, ok that is fine, get there on Friday, we were informed no visitors allowed. BUT the worst part is that rule from what we observed, is it was only for the weekend campers, as cars were coming in before the fireworks & afterwards. Waited 2 hours for a picnic table to be delivered to our site, which in the end was miscommunication between the 2 owners. Quiet hours are said to start at 10 which is when kids need to return to their site, by 9:55 ours were told to go back to our site, they were within 20 feet of us, playing quietly, and should have been given the chance to follow the rules. Joyce is not customer service friendly. I do not recommend this campground. I wrote the majority of this review while angry after confronting Joyce & in that anger, I did call Joyce a bitch to her face. While I should not have done that, I still feel the same way. Her better half spent time with us Saturday, answering our issues, so I do see where they are coming from, however one question went unanswered.....do they really want weekend campers....we were trying to support local business close to home. While the sites & amenities are beautiful, its how a person makes you feel that counts & what you remember.

Jason Engelhardt

1.0
If I could of left a zero I would have , these people are mean and controlling . Pathetic how they treat people and honestly I think they really think they are being reasonable . I don’t know how they look themselves in the mirror everyday how terribly they have treated some of the kindest people you would meet . Beware!!!!

Suzanne Akerson

1.0
Would never ever recommend this place . The owners say they are Christians but I have never seen a couple act more unchristian like . No grace no compassion . Just deceit and greed . So puzzled why they chose to buy this campground and so horribly hurt so many people . .... what a waste of such a beautiful place ..... Im Sorry for who else is left there .... just baffled by the horror stories . How can so many people be wrong but they are right . ....

John Doe

1.0
Pretty sure Jane Doe is the owner , such a joke

Jane Doe ;)

5.0
Love the new owners and the atmosphere. So much more peaceful than last year. There is a more friendly crowd here too.

Jane Doe

1.0
Camped here a number of years... After new ownership things went down hill fast. We were not allowed to use picnic facilities in fear that trash would not be thrown. Permanent camper was asked to move one spot over because someone wanted his spot and furious when he refused. Would not allow walking in between camper in one row only, had to walk around which made it dangerous for the little ones. Told campers usually call it a night at 930 PM on weekends. Police called on occasion when the owner felt you arrived too early to prepare camper or change camper tire. Just felt like walking on egg shells. Felt bad that We actually recommended this campground to anyone.

1.0
Camped there for a number of enjoyable years until new owners took over and turned it into a concentration camp. Took all of the fun out of camping with their asinine rules. Fortunately we got into a nearby campground after being on the waiting list for 2 1/2 years. What a blessing. So sad for all of the weekend friendships that were lost.

1.0
Horrible campground with new ownership. Have no idea why current owners acquired it unless they purposely want it to go out of business.

Nancy Atwood

1.0
Very unfriendly campground. New owners have taken over and systematically pressured most all of the regulars to leave. You can’t walk behind your camper to another camper you have to use the roadway. You can not have over a certain number of people gather at your camper . You may not come early at all from your appointed time on Friday . If you do the police will be called on you . You may not work on your camper during the week without permission. You may not have group games for your children other than on your own campsite . Many many rules . Pages of them ... not sure why the current owners wanted a campground ....

Controlled By Paranoid Owner No More

1.0
Why is this campground the only place without a waiting list and it has not been full one single weekend in all the years it's been owned by current owners?

John Smith

1.0
Would never recommend.... ever....

Francis Akley

1.0
Maybe for a weekend not for permanent camping . Owners have ran all most all permanent campers off. Most all pulled out last year. They broke up traditions and friendships . The saddest part was seeing the previous owners that still live there in the summer being treated so poorly . They are a wonderful couple and are very well liked . From the outside it looks like the new owners are just being difficult to make them want to leave:( we miss what it was .... we left too:(

John Doe

1.0
If you choose to sit by your camper reading books this is the place for you . If you want to socialize and feel comfortable this is not the place for you . New ownership have ran the majority of the permanent campers out . Police presence is there because the owners have called them many times ...

1.0
Absolutely terrible under new ownership.

Samantha Heasling

1.0
Not a friendly campground. Cameras are watching you

Sad Sandy

1.0
New ownership have ran off the majority of permanent campers . We’re sure most good reviews have been left by themselves . Beautiful campground but the rules are excessive and the atmosphere is stifling .

Unhappy Camper

1.0
The park itself is beautiful but the new owners have taken away the campground atmosphere. Many rules and regulations far above a normal campground. The majority of permanent campers have left. Will not return until under a different ownership.

Anonymous Fred

1.0
Very clean and well kept campground. Good amenities for children. However, the owners are pretty terrible people. They ran a number of their seasonal patrons out because " we don't want this to turn into a retirement village ". They have a list of 53 rules that includes everything from walking in the "utility corridor". To the number of people allowed around a fire. The cleanliness and activities are far outweighed by the sullen atmosphere they have created. Camping is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable. You shouldn't have to worry about breaking petty rules every time you step out of your camper. Would not return here unless it comes under new ownership.

Stacey J Dews

5.0
Great place nice gravel roads and pads nice and level. it is next to a golf course and a lake with swimming prices are pretty good . it does take passport america the one draw back in it is they don't take credit cards. It is close to Oelwein IOWA Very friendly staff always helpful there is a play ground for the kids and mini putt putt It looks like a lot of people stay here year round - Review provided by RV Park Recommendations & Reviews Facebook Group

1418 Q Avenue, Oelwein, IA, 50662