RV Dump Stations Iowa

If it's dump stations you need, then Iowa's got them. All throughout the state, you'll find Iowa dump stations near cities and in the middle of nowhere. Fortunately, the vast majority of the RV dump stations in the state, even those located in remote and secluded areas, are near principal highways and thoroughfares, making accessing them not difficult at all. The following list contains the inside scoop on the top 25 RV dump stations in Iowa. Although there are many RV dump stations Iowa within RV parks and campgrounds that are not open to unregistered guests, this list is comprised of only those Iowa RV dump stations that allow unregistered users to empty their tanks. They are listed in no particular order and cover a wide swath of the state. 

Top Iowa RV Dump Stations

1. Rest Stop I-80 EB Underwood

  • Open 24 hours a day.
This rest stop is just outside of Underwood and a short 23-mile drive into downtown Council Bluffs. It offers amenities, such as vending machines, a weather monitor, and WiFi connectivity.
Additional Info
Pricing: The dump station here is free for all users.

2. Walnut Woods State Park

  • Mon-Sun: 4:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
This Iowa dump station is located just off of Interstate 35 and borders Grand Ave. Although not free, it is reasonably priced at $3.00. 
Additional Info
Pricing: This dump station has a fee of $3.00.

3. Hawarden City Park

  • 5:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
There are a lot of facilities at Hawarden Park, including a dump station, swimming pool, and plenty of camping spots.
Additional Info
Pricing: This facility is free for all users.
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Explore Dump Stations by City

Iowa City

You'll find that many free RV dump stations Iowa are in and around the Iowa City area. Crisscrossing this eastern Iowa city are major highways, such as Interstate 80 and Iowa State Highway 1.

Iowa City map

Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs, which also sits on the Missouri River, mirrors the city of Omaha on the other side of the Nebraska border. You can find dump stations starting at 15 miles away to the north, south, and east of the city. 

Council Bluffs map

Des Moines

As the capital and largest city of Iowa, Des Moines is home to lots of stores, nightlife, and cool things to check out, such as the capitol building, Gray's Lake Park, and the Des Moines Art Center. Most of the Iowa RV dump stations closest to downtown Des Moines are located within campgrounds and parks (these dumping facilities are usually free for registered guests).

Des Moines map

Sioux City

Sioux City is located right at the border with Nebraska on the Missouri River. Iowa dump facilities located in this area are all found outside of the city but are conveniently situated near major highways.

Sioux City map

Mason City

Mason City is a short 30-mile drive from the border with Minnesota. In the area, you'll find beautiful camping destinations, such as the Ventura Marsh Wildlife Management Area and the Lime Creek Nature Center and plenty of Iowa RV dump stations just outside Mason City. 

Mason City map

In Summary

This selection of motorhome dump stations Iowa gives you wide coverage of the state. No matter where you are within the borders of Iowa, you'll be able to find a waste dump station or two nearby by simply referencing this list. As you will notice, many of the free dump stations in Iowa are located at city water treatment plants and usually won't have other services available, such as those you would find in RV parks and campgrounds (propane, groceries, ice, etc.). That being said, these water treatment plants are usually close to restaurants, shopping, and other RVing necessities. Furthermore, most of the waste dump stations are close to major highways and roadways.

Top RV Rentals in Iowa

Visit Nearby State Parks

Rock Creek State Park

Located just north of Kellogg, Rock Creek State Park offers amazing fishing and boating opportunities in Iowa's third-largest lake. Stop at the state park store to buy your snacks and bait before using one of the two boat ramps to launch your vessel. You can go camping while enjoying beautiful views of the water. Hike, bike, or horseback ride on the nearly nine miles of paved paths. If you like swimming, check out the beach... Read more