1. Don Williams Recreation Area

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Don 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, several hydrants throughout the campground, and two dump stations
  • Campground A and B have 50 amp breakers, Campground C has 30 amp breakers
  • 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  30 amp- $18.00
  • Electric 50 amp ( Campground A&B)- $20.00
  • Non-Electric - $11.00

Don Williams Campground Map
Don Williams Campground Map A Area
Don Williams Campground Map B Area
Don Williams Campground Map C Area

Don Williams Campground Map B Area


For more information about Don Williams call 515-353-4237

Shelter Rules

Park Rules

Don Williams Park Map

Don Williams Brochure

Map of Don Williams Recreational Area