RV Dump Stations Des Moines, Iowa

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 RV Dump Stations

1. Rest Stop I-80EB Adair Mile Marker 81

Location
  • 81 North Marker Drive
  • Adair, IA 50002
Hours
  • Open 24 hours a day.
Features
This rest area with a dump station is about an hour from downtown Des Moines. There are vending machines and Wi-Fi available.
Additional Info
Pricing: There's no fee to use this Iowa RV dump station.
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2. Des Moines West KOA Campground

Location
Hours
  • Mon-Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Features
The Des Moines West KOA Campground offers a wide array of services in addition to dump-facility use, including RV and camping supplies, potable water, and groceries. 
Additional Info
Pricing: There is no cost to use this dump facility for registered users. Call for unregistered guest fees.
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3. Marion County Park

Location
Hours
  • Mon-Sun: 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Features
There's a full-service campground with plenty of RV spots at this park in Knoxville. Des Moines is about 45 minutes away on Highway 5, which is near the park.
Additional Info
Pricing: The dump station located here is free for all users.

4. Love's Travel Stop

Location
Hours
  • 24 hours.
Features
In addition to dump station use, you'll have access to plenty of services at Love's Travel Stop, which is just south of Interstate 80.
Additional Info
Pricing: This dump station costs $10.00 to use.
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5. Pattee City Park

Location
Hours
  • Mon-Sun: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Features
This dump facility is located in a city park in Perry. There is also a peaceful campground in the park with full hook-ups for RVs.
Additional Info
Pricing: This dump station in Iowa is free for all users.
Website

6. Walnut Woods State Park

Location
Hours
  • Mon-Sun: 4:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Features
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.
Website

7. Thomas Mitchell Park

Location
Hours
  • Summer: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Winter: Sunrise to Sunset
Features
This park, which is just a few miles outside of Des Moines, has a campground and lots of hiking trails. 
Additional Info
Pricing: Free for registered guests. Call for unregistered guest fee. 
Website

8. Ames Water Pollution Control Facility

Location
Hours
  • Call for hours.
Features
Interstate 35 is just west of this city-run facility. The downtown area is a few miles to the north, where you'll find essential RV services.
Additional Info
Pricing: This dump facility is free for Ames residents. Call for non-resident fees.
Website
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