Gull Point State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located in the heart of the Great Lakes region of northwest Iowa, Gull Point is a 380-acre state park that sits along the shores of Iowa's largest and most popular lake – Okoboji. The park is a popular spot for swimming, fishing, hiking, and boating. Its large lodge, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, and picnic areas are popular sites for wedding receptions and other events. Park visitors can also enjoy the amenities offered by nearby cities, including Arnolds Park, Spencer, and Estherville. With winter temperatures that drop below freezing, peak camping season in northwest Iowa falls between early May and late September, but Gull Point campsites are accessible year-round.

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Spring 23-71 F
Summer 48-83 F
Fall 24-73 F
Winter 6-29 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Gull Point State Park

No matter what time of year you visit this lakeside park, an RV is the ultimate camp base. You can pull right up to your campsite without having to worry about inclement weather or when you're going to assemble your tent. Don't have an RV? RVshare can help you find the perfect RV for your Gull Point State Park adventure. 

Gull Point State Park Campground

Gull Point State Park Campground has 112 shaded campsites, 52 of which boast 30-amp electric hookups. The sites are slightly sloped and can accommodate vehicles up to 25 feet in length. All sites are within walking distance of the park's modern shower and restroom facilities. Plus, the campground offers grills, picnic areas, playground equipment, potable water stations, and a sanitary dump station. Water, shower buildings, and dump stations are closed between late October and early April. However, campers are still welcome to enjoy the sites. Rates start at $16 per night.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Lodge, group shelters, bathrooms, showers, drinking water

Arnolds Park Campground

Arnolds Park Campground is a city-run lakeside campground with 15 lakeside campsites. Visitors gain access to the park's boat ramp and dock. The park is open from May to September. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Of the 15 sites, three have water. All campsites have electricity. Rates start at $25 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms, showers, dock, boat ramp, picnic tables, fire pits, playground

Fieldstone RV Park

Fieldstone RV Park is a nine-minute drive from Gull Point State Park. The campground boasts 200 deluxe RV sites, all of which have sewer, water, and electric hookups. The campsites are located in an open field. Prospective campers must call for rates.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms, showers, laundry

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What to Do at
Gull Point State Park

Inside Gull Point State Park

Gull Point State Park visitors can enjoy a wide variety of lake-based recreation, including boating, swimming, and fishing. The park also has a hefty network of trails, including a 1.3-mile self-guided interpretive trail. For those winter-sports enthusiasts out there, it is an excellent place to cross-country ski once it has snowed. People also flock to Gull Point to see the wildlife, which includes everything from songbirds to white-tailed deer. 

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How to Get to
Gull Point State Park

Gull Point State Park is on the west side of Lake Okoboji. The park is a three-minute drive from Iowa Highway 86. Visitors should head south on Highway 86 toward the 193rd Street Loop. Turn left onto Edgewood Drive. Then, take a slight left onto Harpen Street. The Gull Point State Park entrance is at 1500 Harpen St. 

Entering Gull Point State Park

Day-use visitors may access the park from sunrise to sunset. 

Gull Point State Park Park Entry Per Person : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Gull Point State Park

What is the climate of Gull Point State Park?

Summers at Gulf Point State Park are warm. Winter temperatures are freezing cold. In the winter, daily highs are mostly below freezing and the region experiences high winds often from January to March.

What is the best time of year to visit Gull Point State Park?

The ideal time to visit this state park is during the summer when temperatures are warm. You can enjoy water activities on the lake. Fall and spring are great times to hike.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Gull Point State Park?

The park is known for its abundant white-tailed deer population. It's also home to squirrels and rabbits. If you like bird-watch, you'll find sparrows and warblers flitting between the trees.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Gull Point State Park?

Yes, the Gull Point State Park campground has 112 campsites perfect for RV camping. Of the 112 sites, 60 include electric hookups. There aren't sewer hookups, but there is a dump station.

Are pets allowed at Gull Point State Park?

Gulf Point State Park welcomes your pets. It even has a pet-friendly, 1.3-mile-long trail that's ideal for dog walking. Make sure your dogs are leashed in public at all times.