Wilder Park

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$20.00 USD per night, starting at.

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22301 Hwy 3, Allison, IA, 50602

Wilder Park offers 88 acres of camping, picnicking, walking, biking, or playtime!

We are conveniently located 1/4 mile east of Allison on Highway 3.

Our amenities include two fishing ponds, a dog park, 18-hole frisbee disc golf, sand volleyball, two playgrounds, picnic shelters, mini golf, pickle ball court, BMX pump track, large in-ground chess/checkers board, Wilder Mountain, intra-park hard surfaced walking/biking trail connected to Rolling Prairie Trail, 18-acre wildflower prairie, forest, severe storm shelters, library kiosks, entertainment stage with free summer concerts and on-site camp host.  

Are you looking for a campground in allison, IA? Then Wilder Park located on 22301 Hwy 3 might be the place for you. The site includes electricity.

Open Dates: April 20 to October 31

Last Updated: 09/21/2023

RV Site - Full Hook Up

The minimum stay on the weekends is 2 nights Pets must be on a leash at ALL TIMES.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
RV Sites Full Hookups $24.00 $160.00 $640.00 See More Choose Your Site
RV Site - Water/Electric Only

Pets must be on a leash at ALL TIMES. 2-night minimum on weekends Some sites are gravel and some are grass

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
RV Site - Water/Electric Only $20.00 $135.00 $540.00 See More Choose Your Site
Primitive Tent Sites

Pets must be on a leash at ALL TIMES.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Primitive Tent Sites $16.00 $105.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin With Bathroom, shower, microwave and frig. NO PETS, NO SMOKING!!!

NO PETS & NO SMOKING ALLOWED. You are required to take out all the garbage, sweep and mop the floor and make sure the bathroom and kitchen are clean when you check out. Leave the cabin better than you found it. Cleaning supplies are in the cabin. Volunteer staff will change the linens. Thank you.

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Cabin with shower $60.00 $460.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin No water 50 feet from shower house NO PETS NO SMOKING!!

No bathroom inside 50 feet from the shower house. NO PETS allowed in the cabin at any time. NO SMOKING ALLOWED You must remove all the garbage, (Dumpsters are in the parking lot) sweep and mop the floor and wipe down the table and counter when you check out. Leave the cabin better than you found it. Cleaning supplies are in the cabin. Volunteer staff will change the linens. Thank you.

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Cabin no water $45.00 $335.00 Choose Your Site
Lodge (Overnight Stay) NO PETS NO SMOKING!


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Lodge (Overnight Stay) $100.00 Choose Your Site

Camper Registration

All registrations need to be booked online. **When you arrive, STOP AND CHECK IN WITH YOUR CAMP HOST BEFORE UNHOOKING. If you have not pre-registered, you will need to register with the camp host BEFORE choosing a site or unhooking. All campers need to have the reserved sign or their camp receipt displayed on the signpost before unhooking.

Quiet Hours

10:30 pm to 7:00 am daily is the camps' quiet hours. STRICTLY ENFORCED

Vehicle Parking

All vehicles should be parked at least 5 feet off the road in campsite areas to allow large vehicles to pass "One vehicle per campsite" Extra vehicles, oversized trucks, boats and golf cart trailers should be parked in the main parking lot.

Trailers and Extra Vehicles

To keep the camping area enjoyable to all, extra vehicles, Golf cart/ATV/UTV trailers need to be parked in the main parking lot and not in the camping area. Oversized trucks will also be asked to park in the main parking lot. No trailers or vehicles may be left in the camping park after check-out time. If you choose to leave something behind after your check-out time it must be in the main parking lot and we are not responsible for its safety.

Golf Carts ATV/UTV Mini Bikes

Golf Carts are allowed in the park and may be used ONLY on hard surface roads from SUNRISE to SUNSET. Use inside the park is restricted to streets ONLY. Golf Carts are NOT allowed on the bike trails, woods, grassy areas or park service roads. (Maintenance and camp hosts are exempt) All drivers must possess a valid driver's license. All other state laws apply to motorized vehicle operations. (IA Code 321.247) Violators will be reported to local authorities. ATV/UTV MINI BIKES are not allowed in the city parks (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321I.14[1h])

Cabin Rules

Check-in for cabins is after 3 pm Check-out is by 11 am NO PETS AND NO SMOKING IN THE CABINS. Scout Cabin sleeps 7, Eagle Cabin sleeps 6, Cabin 1 sleeps 5, and Cabin 2 sleeps 4. You are required to complete the cleaning checklist when you leave - Cleaning supplies are provided. If the cleaning checklist is not completed or the cabin is left a mess or damaged you will be charged a cleaning fee of $50. Volunteers will change to bedding and towels when you depart. The cabin must be occupied by at least one adult over 18 at all times. Cabins need to be reserved and paid for by credit card online before arrival.


Pets must be on a leash at all times, not to exceed 6 feet in length. Pet owners are responsible for picking up all dog droppings. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CABINS OR THE LODGE AT ANY TIME.

Rugs, Hammocks and Tents

ALL RUGS NEED TO BE KEPT ON THE GRAVEL! Do not cover the grassy areas with a rug. Hammocks, Tents, and anything else may not be attached to any trees.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund (minus rover pass fees) if canceled at least 14 days before your scheduled reservation 50% refund (minus rover pass fees) if canceled at least 7 days before your scheduled reservation no refund if canceled 6 days or less before your reservation

Fire Rings

Please do not put cans, bottles, garbage, dog feces, or other non-flammable materials in the fire rings!!!! Do not move fire rings, all fires must be contained in the provided fire rings, and Never leave a fire unattended. Firewood is available for purchase at the camp. NO CUTTING WOOD FROM THE PARK TREES!


City statues prohibit all fireworks at Wilder Park

Pets Allowed



Gravel Roads

Community Showers

Fire Ring / Grill

Water Hookups

Gasoline Nearby


Picnic Area

Community Restrooms

Back-in RV Sites

RV Hookup

ADA Accessible

Dump Station

Sewer Hookups

Fire Pit

Pet Friendly

Slide Outs

Trash Service


50 Amps

Picnic Table

30 Amps




Kayaking & Canoeing





Mini Golf

Stand-Up Paddleboards

Family Friendly

Pet Friendly

Tent Camping


Public Park

Conservation Area

City Park

Parking Lot

22301 Hwy 3, Allison, IA, 50602
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While in Allison visit our local J & C Grocery store, Allison Variety Store and Allison Swimming Pool.

25 minutes from Waverly

35 minutes from Cedar Falls

60 minutes from Mason City 

5 golf courses in a 12 mile radius

Overall Rating: 4.8

Dave Ceurvorst

Nice Flat gravel parking spot for the trailer, friendly campground hosts, great facilities, nice lake and playground areas, and really really really quiet at night. Great campground!

Patti Duvel

We had such a great time! Wasn’t a busy weekend at the park but everyone was awesome.

Michael Fauser

Would give this a better rating, if it wasn't for the ATVs driving around the park. Way too much noise for us. In our opinion they don't belong in campgrounds.

Walter Andrews

We like it very well

Bill Steinfeldt

It was great!

Dave Schrader

This is our favorite campground of the year!! We plan to camp several times next year!

Marian Klinger

This was our first time camping at Wilder Park. We had an amazing time! The hosts are super friendly and helpful. We played several of the games throughout the park and also utilized the bike path. We will definitely be back!

Linda Thorn

This is a beautiful park and we really enjoyed our stay in the Scout cabin. The camp hosts were friendly and welcoming. We look forward to another visit in the future.

Campground Response

Thanks Linda we are glad you had a chance to enjoy our park.

Jay Fredrick

The park and campground were great! It was full because it was a holiday weekend but the hosts still found time to check in several times and see if everything was okay and if we needed anything. We walked and biked the trails, played disc golf, visited with neighboring campers and more.

Campground Response

Jay we love having you and Donna visit the park and look forward to seeing you many more times. We strive very hard to make sure things are hassle-free for each visit.

Matron Smith

The campground is great, however, the camphosts are watching everything you do & won't leave you alone. They seem to be "power hungry" or maybe they just need more jobs to do so that campers can camp without them being bothered.

Campground Response

We are sorry you felt that way, in no way are we watching what you do. We are out in the park, not hiding in our trailer, because we care about the park and have things we need to tend to. Sometimes we may be visiting with returning campers. Our goal is to make sure everything during your weekend is working and you are not having any issues. Such as with a neighbor's dog not on a leash or later night noise. Which is why we may wave and ask if everything is going ok. We just care.

Mary Williams

Very good experience. Only wish you still passed out an agenda as to what is going on in the park like you did in the past.

Campground Response

Thank Mary, That is a great idea and I can almost guarantee you it will be an addition next year.

Mary Williams

Very good experience. Only wish you still passed out an agenda as to what is going on in the park Luke you did in the past.

Gary DeBower

We had a great weekend! Thank you for having such a nice, quiet park!!

Campground Response

Thanks Gary we hope to see you again

Joan Lore

It was a great weekend with family and friends. Camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. Always love Wilder Park. Too bad the weatherman couldn’t have given us a little cooler weather though

Campground Response

Thanks, Joan, it was a hot weekend. Next year, I'm having a serious talk with the weatherman. But we will have the water sprinklers on standby.

Marge Richmond

We love going to Wilder! Such a beautiful place and lots to do…. Walking/biking trails, fishing, miniature golf, swings by the lake and more. The shower house is decent and clean. Gary and Michelle, the camp hosts, are great! Gary is very present throughout the day making sure everything is going well. They even turned on the sprinkler for the children when it was near 100 degrees on Labor Day weekend. My daughter loved it! They have driven around in the hot summer evenings and handed out popsicles to the kids. How awesome is that? Above and beyond for sure! I cannot say enough positive things about them. They are such a great couple and Wilder is blessed to have them as their hosts. They sure know how to do their job!

Campground Response

Marge we are so touched. The heat did not help the weekend, but we will do everything to make it as comfortable as possible and if that means popsicles, splash pad what ever it takes. We hope to see you again.

Mary Williams

Need to fill in and level off dirt around the electrical box site 36

Campground Response

Thanks Mary I passed that on to Gary to fix.

Dan Duncan

clean, well maintained park. nice and very helpful staff. We would stay there again.

Campground Response

Thanks Dan, we hope to see you again

Michelle Smith

We've always enjoyed Wilder Park

Campground Response


Chris Whiteside

Clean. Quiet. Lots of stuff to do. Very pleased.

Campground Response

Chris, thank you, we aim to please.

Amy Flege

Great park. Love the trails and dog park. Super quiet, clean abs friendly. We will be back!

Campground Response

Thanks Amy we look forward to your return