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Don Williams Recreation Area

Don Williams is a recreational haven for the county of Boone.

This park was the first area acquired by the Boone County Conservation Board. Construction of the dam at Don Williams began in the fall of 1964, and the first water to flow over it was in June of 1967.  This 600-acre park allows for a wide variety of recreational activities including: 

  • 150 electric campsites, several hydrants throughout the campground, and two dump stations
  • Campground A and B, and C have 50/30/110 amp breakers
  • 30 non electric campsites
  • Modern bathroom and showering facilities
  • Luxury cabins (reservations only)
  • Boating (no wake lake)
  • Fishing and bait shop
  • Golfing on a 9-hole course and clubhouse
  • Hiking trails
  • Updated playgrounds
  • Swimming beach
  • 2 Enclosed Shelters (by reservation only)
  • 2 Open Air Shelters
  • A Dining establishment at the clubhouse   
  • Wildlife viewing

Camping

All sites are first come/first served. Reservations are not accepted.  

  • Electric 50 amp (Campground A, B,  C)- $20.00
  • Non-Electric - $11.00

Don Williams Campground Map

Campground Map Area A

Campground Map Area B

Campground Map Area C 

Maps & Resources 

Shelter Rules

Park Rules

Park Map

Park Brochure

Park Hours

5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Location

610 H Ave.
Ogden, IA 50212

Map · Don Williams Recreation Area

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