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

There are approximately 1000 hotels/motels within 30 miles of the Park as follows:

Forest City Area

Super 8 Motel (Walking Distance)
1215 Highway 69 South
Forest City, IA 50436

Featuring 34 guest rooms, including 5 suites, with free wireless internet, free continental breakfast and truck/bus parking.

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Super 8 in Forest City, IA. Just ask for the Heritage Park rooms, There phone number is 641-515-1300.

The Lodge (1 mile away)
945 Hwy. 69 South
Forest City, IA 50436

Featuring 10 two-room suites, five single rooms and a honeymoon suite.  Free wireless internet and cable TV.

Garner Inn & Suites (13 miles away)

Their website is, They have 31 rooms.

Lake Mills Motel (16 miles away)

Their Website is They have 10 rooms.

Clear Lake Area (21 miles away)

Check the chamber web site out for all the possibilities at There are at least 350 rooms in the Clear Lake Area.

Country Inn & Suites, Diamond Jo Casino (28 Miles away)

Their website is They have 102 rooms.

Holiday Inn Express, Diamond Jo Casino (28 miles away)

Their website is They have 60 rooms.

Mason City Area (30 miles away)

Check the chamber web site out for all the possibilities at There are at least 400 rooms in the Mason City Area.

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