Koch’s Meadow Lake Campground – Tipton, IA
We were only in for one night, but we’ll always remember this place. The Meadow and Small Lake are a nice scenic break from the miles of surrounding corn. Signs from I-80 are sketchy so finding the place is a challenge. The access roads from the Interstate are not paved. The dust is forever.
Facilities are adequate, although some hook-ups are just plain strange. Our post was filled with an active wasp nest. During the night we heard an alarm clock beeping and found it coming from the cabin next door. I knocked but no one was there. The door was unlocked, so I opened it. The interior of the cabin looked like a crime scene. It was a knee-deep cauldron of party debris from wall to wall. I found the beeping alarm clock, unplugged it, and got out quickly.The owner was a very nice elderly woman. I sat at her kitchen table to sign in and pay the very modest fee. I met some of her cats as I chatted with her, and felt like I was visiting grandma.
All the seasonal campers are very clean. The transient facilities are a bit strange. Most sites are not very level and poorly defined.
I saw a nice little family owned campground that is in need of some loving care. The need for paved roads back to the Highway is quite evident.