People planning on traveling to Humboldt, Iowa, to watch the Frank Gotch World Catch Championships on July 3 have several options for lodging. Two motels in the area are designated as host motels for the event: the Super 8 in Humboldt (phone number is 515-332-1131) and the Sleep Inn & Suites (515-302-8508) located in Fort Dodge, about 15 miles south of Humboldt.
Humboldt also has camping spots for RVs at Gotch Park and Sheldon Park but the campgrounds don’t take reservations. They are $15.00 a night on a first-come first-serve basis. Each of the parks can accommodate 40 RVs, but the Gotch Park usually fills up a week before the July 3-4 weekend.
The Gotch Park campground also has a cabin that holds six people and is $30 a night but it does not have its own bathroom and people staying there have to use the campground’s showers and facilities.