Snively Campground

East of Wapello

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.



9246 County Road X61
Wapello, IA 52653
GPS: 41.192813, -91.111016
Size: 6 acres

  • Drinking water
  • Parking lot
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Restroom, primitive
  • Canoe/Kayak access-Odessa
  • Camping
  • Paddling
  • Boating (all motors)
  • Fishing

Odessa Wildlife Area Management Area (shallow lake); fishing dock available

Camping at Snively Campground

Campsites are available by reservation only

Campground Amenities

  • Gravel camp pads
  • 50/30/20 Amp Service (electric sites only)
  • Water (for the campground, not individual sites)
  • Restroom, Primitive
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire ring with grill
  • Trash cans

Dump Station
There are NOT full hookups with septic & water in any LCC campground. There is a dump station available in Wapello at the North End Park. Call the City of Wapello for more information.

Electric sites: 30
Non-electric sites: 1
Camping fees: $17/night
Payment Options: All campsites at Virginia Grove and Snively Campgrounds must be reserved through Reserve a campsite ahead of time or scan the QR Code on the campsite pedestal to make your reservation. Campsites at Flaming Prairie are first-come, first-served.


Camping Info

All sites at Virginia Grove and Snively Campgrounds are available for reservation on Sites at Flaming Prairie are first-come, first-served. 

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