Reviews for Browns Lake State Park

| Great alternative to the city.

By user-5906363... on 2017-10-23. Stayed 2015-07-11 to 2015-07-13

I was pleasantly surprised when I called and the ranger said that they had spaces on a Saturday. It's an easy 15 minute drive south of Sioux City and easy to find. It was full of trailers, boats, jet skis, kids, and bicycles. I parked next to the host which put me under a great big shade tree. He came out and helped me move the picnic table...nice. On Sunday, 95% of the campers left and there were only a few of us left. There was a tornado warning at 3am and everyone ran to the storm shelter. It passed. On Monday I was the only one left. I took my dogs to the mowed field behind the park to play soccer. A park maintenance man dropped what he was doing and drove clear across the entire property to tell me to put my dogs on a leash. I explained that they are voice commanded dogs (non-threatening Terriers) and that I waited until everyone left to get their exercise in. He said it didn't matter...put them on a leash. But there is no one around...everyone is gone!! Doesn't matter, put them on a leash. Really? Go mow something. The sites are partial hookup, level gravel, and there are water wells close to each site. Plenty of shade trees, grass, and things to do (on a leash). Other than the dog deputy, everything about this park was just fine and it was worth the drive.

| Bigelow SP, IA

By user-4779092... on 2019-08-09.

Very nice, well kept park. Showers and baths very clean. WiFi at a state park? Yes, this is the first state park we have been to that has free internet access. Beautiful park. Came in on a Friday and got a spot on the lake, very unusual. Water at site and 50 amp service. And to the person who did not want to obey the "dog" rules, go find another park. "Go mow something?" It's people like you that makes a rangers job stressful.

| Great little spot!

By user-5592862... on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2019-07-20 to 2019-07-21

Stayed for a quick stop over on our way to South Dakota. Water and electric. Family friendly, rangers highly visible, free WIFI and very quiet at night. It was a little smokey with all the campfires. Didn't use the provided shower or bathroom facilities. Would stay again.