Lewis and Clark State Park RV & Campground Guide


Learn about the great Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804 in the visitor's center at Lewis and Clark State Park. The park is part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail of the National Park Service. If you're not a history buff, this state park offers loads of outdoor activity both on and off the lake. The park is located about 40 miles south of Sioux City, Iowa, on Interstate 29, just east of the Omaha Reservation. The nearby towns of Onawa, Iowa, and Decatur, Nebraska, offer restaurants as well as grocery stores and other places to get the supplies you need.

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Spring 38-62 F
Summer 62-85 F
Fall 40-63 F
Winter 13-33 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lewis and Clark State Park

At Lewis and Clark State Park, it gets cool at night, even during the summer. That's just one of many reasons why the best way to visit is in an RV. To avoid the expense and hassle of owning your own, you can easily rent an RV from RVshare.

Lewis and Clark State Park Campground

You don't necessarily have to plan ahead if you want to stay at the Lewis and Clark State Park Campground. One-fourth of their campsites are first-come, first-serve. The campground has 93 electric-only sites and 13 sites with full hookups. You'll also find a playground, restrooms, showers, and a dump station. During peak season, electric-only sites are $16/night, and full hookup sites are $19. For the rest of the year, it's $11/night for electric-only sites and $14/night for full hookups.

Onawa/Blue Lake KOA

The Onawa/Blue Lake KOA can accommodate rigs up to 93 feet. It offers back-in sites with water and electricity as well as pull-through sites with full hookups. This pet-friendly campground has a swimming pool and sells firewood and propane. They also offer bike rentals and paddleboat rentals to enjoy on Blue Lake. You can stay plugged-in if you want with the campground's Wi-Fi. Rates start around $40/night for water and electric only and $46/night for full hookups.

On-Ur-Wa RV Park

On-Ur-Wa RV Park features 100-foot, shady pull-through sites with 20/30/50-amp electricity. Its restrooms and showers received a 10-star rating from Trailer Life. Full hookup sites with 50-amp service start at $39/night while full hookup sites with 30-amp service start at $36/night. They do offer discounts for a full week stay.

  • Pet-friendly

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Laundry facilities

  • Horseshoe, bocce ball, and soccer areas

  • Sells propane, RV supplies, and Iowa wines

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What to Do at
Lewis and Clark State Park

Inside Lewis and Clark State Park

The 250-acre Blue Lake is a major attraction at Lewis and Clark State Park. The park offers a double boat ramp, and there is no limit on the motor size on the lake. You can enjoy fishing, as the lake is stocked with panfish, bass, channel catfish, and northern pike. Birdwatching, swimming, and just lounging on the beach are other popular activities. You'll also find hiking trails, a playground, and horseshoe pits. Be sure to visit the keelboat display at the visitor's center and see replicas of many of the boats Lewis and Clark used on their expedition. 

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How to Get to
Lewis and Clark State Park

From I-29, take Exit 112 for Onawa, Iowa, and head west on Highway 175. In about three miles, turn onto Park Loop and follow the signs to the park. If coming from the west, Park Loop is about six miles east of Decatur, Nebraska, on Highway 175.

Entering Lewis and Clark State Park

The park is open year-round, but the visitor center is only open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from April 15 to October 1.

Lewis and Clark State Park Day-use Fee : $0.0

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