The weather hasn’t been making it feel like spring, but the calendar says spring is here and summer is right around the corner. This means its camping season! The F.W. Kent Campground has been open for use since mid-April, but this year campers will note some changes as the Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) prepares for a much needed showerhouse and campground entrance renovation.

The current showerhouse will not be available this summer as it has been prepared for removal, but that is the most significant change campers will note for the time being. 

Potable water is still available at the dump station and at Iowa hydrants throughout the campground.  The dump station is also currently open for use. The latrines located throughout the campground also all remain available for use and will remain available all summer long, as they are not part of this renovation.

This project is currently out for bid. The Conservation Board will review the bids in May and this will determine the next step in the process.  The Conservation Department asks all of our campers and visitors for their patience and flexiblity through this project. The Conservation Department will provide updates through social media and press releases as the project progresses. The Conservation Department intends to keep the campground open for the summer, but periodic closures may be needed for short periods of time to allow contractors to complete specific tasks.

For additional information please contact the Johnson County Conservation Department office at (319) 645-2315.