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Camping Season/Fees

Howell Station
2021 Camping Season:

April 15 - October 18

Camping Fee:
$22.00/night
(CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED ONLY - NO CASH)

Reservations Accepted: Yes
Phone: 1-877-444-6777
Online: www.recreation.gov

Boat Ramp Launch Fee:
$5.00/launch*
*(free launch for registered campers in Corps parks and for America the Beautiful Senior/Acess Cardholders)
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED ONLY FOR PAYMENT - NO CASH

Howell Station Recreation Area

Howell Station Recreation Area is located below the Red Rock Dam on the north side of the Des Moines River. Howell Station is the largest recreation area at the lake managed by the Corps, providing 143 campsites. This area has access to the Volksweg and other hiking trails, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, playgrounds and shower facilities. All sites are reservable excluding sites #1A, #20, #22, #38, #48, #50, #58, #84, #90A, #90B, #125A, and #137.

Sites #39, #46, #55, #83, #88, #130 and #140 are designed to accommodate users with disabilities.

To make a reservation, please visit ww.recreation.gov or call toll free (877)-444-6777. There is no additional reservation fee.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS PAYMENT (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, JCP and Union Pay) - NO CASH

Campground Map

Location

Howell Station Recreation Area
1081 198th Place
Pella, IA  50219

Click Here for Map

Contact Information

Fee Booth Hours:
9:00-11:00 a.m. & 3:00-8:00 p.m.

Fee Booth Phone:
(641) 620-1802

Corps of Engineers Office:
Phone:   (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690
Email:  lakeredrock@usace.army.mil