Hotel and Camping Information

Camping Information

Camping is available for all of Heritage Park events at Forest City and Clear Lake area campgrounds.

Camping is available at Winnebago Industries WIT campground for our Steam School and Steam Threshing Festival events. The campground is located a short walk just north of our Iowa main gate. 

The campground has electricity hookups but they require 50 amp plugs, so you will need an adapter if your unit has less than a 50 amp hookup. The campground also has restrooms and showers available for use. Also dump facilities are available on the campground as well as downtown Forest City. There are water hydrants available throughout the campground. 

There are ample camp sites so no reservations are required. The camping sites are available on a first come first serve basis. There are no trees in the camping area so an awning or some sort of portable shade may be nice.

Campfires on the ground are not allowed. This will be strictly enforced.

You will be required to register in order to camp. Registration is at the Heritage Park Registration Building inside the North Gate. Once registered, you will receive a paper flyer indicating you have paid the required fee. This must be displayed visibly on your unit. If you arrive and no one is available to register your unit, you can camp until someone is available to register you. The camping area will be periodically patrolled to help you with your registration.

The camping fee is $25 per night or $100 for 5 nights 

For our Steam Threshing Festival, the campground is open from Tuesday before the show to the Tuesday morning following the show. 

For our Steam School the campground will be open from Friday the day before the school to Monday the day after.

Limited security will be provided by Winnebago Industries.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Best Western in Clear Lake, IA. Just ask for the Rumely Expo rate. There phone number is 641-357-5253.

There are other hotels available per the following links:

Forest City Area

Garner Inn & Suites

Lake Mills Motel

Clear Lake Area

Country Inn & Suites, Diamond Jo Casino 

Holiday Inn Express, Diamond Jo Casino


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