Snively Campground

Camp on the shores of the Odessa Wildlife Complex at Louisa County's most popular campground. A small day use parking lot can be used by paddlers and anglers.  Campsites are filled on a  first-come, first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance.  Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Executive Director.  Call the office with questions.


Location:  East of Wapello at 9246 County Road X61, Wapello, IA 52653

Size: 6 acres

Habitat: mowed park, shoreline, open water (shallow lake)

Amenities: picnic tables & fire rings, restrooms with pit toilets, electricity, water, walk-down access for putting in small boats, fishing dock

Activities: camping, boating, fishing (shallow lake)

Camping at Snively

Campsites:  30 campsites with 50/30/20 amp electric hookups and 1 site without electric; some sites are on the shore of Odessa, all are close.  Sites are gravel pads with campfire ring and picnic tables.  Sorry but we DO NOT have full hook up sites with septic & water. 

Nearest dump station is in Wapello at the North End park (rodeogrounds).

Cost: $12/night at each site - cash, check or Louisa County Camping Coupons accepted.

View Campground Rules, how to Claim a Campsite or the full Louisa County Rules.


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P: 319-523-8381

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Conservation Office

12635 CR G56, Suite 101

Wapello, IA 52653


Office Hours:

M - F, 9:00 - 3:00

Other times by chance or appointment