Our home during the iRV2 2013 National Rally was the Amana Colonies RV Park. The campground sits on 60 acres near the scenic Lily Lake and Kolonieweg Recreation Trail. There are 136 full hook-up sites, 278 water & electric sites, and 48 dry & tent camping sites with optional 20-amp electricity. Three buildings are available for meetings and events, totaling over 20,000 square feet of rental space, which made it a great location for the rally.
As you can tell from this aerial shot, taken with Mike’s quadcopter, the sites are fairly level, gravel pull-throughs with grass on both sides. Picnic tables are situated on most of the sites.
- The park offers electrical, water, and sewer hook-ups as well as tent camping. You have your choice of 20-, 30- or 50-amp electricity.
- Pets are welcome. There’s no designated pet area, so you’re free to walk your bark babies wherever you’d like as long as you clean up after them.
- Dumpsters are placed at various intersections throughout the park, providing plenty of places to dispose of your trash.
- The free wi-fi was pretty good, especially considering how many campers there were during the week of the event.
- There’s a laundromat and a dump station, and liquid propane is available.
- With the Old Creamery Theatre adjacent to the park, you can easily walk over to see a play.
- Because most of the roads are gravel, some people felt it was dusty. We found that if we drove the speed limit, dust was not an issue.
The campground hosts were very friendly. We had several packages delivered while were there, and they brought one batch of boxes right to our rig. Great service!
In addition to seeing a play, there’s plenty of stuff to do while you’re staying there: a walking tour, dining out, a bike ride. It’d be fun to come back for one of the craft shows, music festivals, and pet events that they regularly hold there.