I live close by but I've never camped here. There are a good 500 camping spots here. Very under utilized except during the Ia. State Fair in August. Easy access, pull thru sites to accommodate any RV size and type. Located on the East side of Des Moines off highway 163. Downtown DM is about 5 miles away.
We were looking for a RV park close to the city so we could easily visit our daughter. Found most of the nicer places were farther out. But then saw this location. We called the Fairground "camping" staff to confirm the dates we planned to be here were not in conflict with any big event and also that we could get a shaded spot. When we arrived, we are happy to find a nice spot. If you are looking for a luxury resort, go elsewhere. This is a nice basic tent & RV camping area with basic restrooms and showers. But it is such a nice and convenient location on 160 acres not far from downtown, that we'd gladly Vonne here again. For $28 night and its convenient location, it was well worth it. But if you want a pool, jacuzzi and putt putt golf amenities, go to AZ.