Don Williams Recreation Area

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Don Williams Golf CourseDon Williams is a recreational haven for the county of Boone.  This park was the first area acquired by the Boone County Conservation Board. Construction of the dam at Don Williams began in the fall of 1964, and the first water to flow over it was in June of 1967.  This 600-acre park allows for a wide variety of recreational activities including: 

  • 150 electric campsites with 30 amp breakers, several hydrants throughout the campground, and two dumpstations
  • 30 non electric campsites
  • Modern bathroom and showering facilities
  • Luxury cabins (reservations only)
  • Boating (no wake lake)
  • Fishing and bait shop
  • Golfing on a 9-hole course and clubhouse
  • Hiking trails
  • Updated playgrounds
  • Swimming beach
  • 2 Enclosed Shelters(by reservation only)
  • 2 Open Air Shelters
  • A Dining establishment at the clubhouse   
  • Wildlife viewing


  • Electric - $18.00
  • Non-Electric - $11.00

Ronald Good Shelter House Reservation          

Ronald Good Shelter Exterior    Ronald Good Shelter Interior     RGRG

  • Seating capacity of around 120
  • Flush bathrooms
  • Kitchen area with stove and refrigerator
  • Ronald Good Shelter House  $100.00 

Lodge by the Lake Reservation

Lodge by the Lake exterior   Lodge by the Lake Interior

Lodge by the Lake view  Lodge by the Lake interior

  • Open year round
  • Heated and air conditioned
  • Flush bathrooms
  • Tables and chairs for max. 50 people
  • Lodge by the Lake $60.00

Shelter Rules

Lodge By The Lake Rental Agreement

Ronald Good Shelter Rental Agreement

Park Rules

For more information about Don Williams or to make a shelter or cabin reservation contact: 515-353-4237 or email:

Don Williams Park Map

Map of Don Williams Recreational Area

Campground Map A Area

Campground Map B Area

Campground Map C Area