Campgrounds and RV Parks in Iowa (IA)
The following is a list of all the campgrounds or RV parks in Iowa (IA).
The following is a list of all the campgrounds or RV parks in Iowa (IA).
Linn Grove Dam Area Camping in Linn Grove Iowa offers primitive tent camping in a county run park.
The park includes areas on both sides of the Little Sioux River totaling 12 acres. The low head dam on the river provides great fishing. A boat ramp provides access to the river. Primitive camping is allowed. Pit toilets, drinking water and playground equipment are available.
No dogs allowed with campers.
Recreation: Fishing, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewed, Primitive Camping: $6.00 per night – First come, first served.
Buena Vista County Conservation Park Campground 4 miles west of Linn Grove Iowa provides 18 electrical hookups (30 amp service), shower and flush toilets. Playground equipment and basketball courts are provided. The 308 acre parcel is dominantly bur oak timbered and also has arboretums and prairie/wildflower plantings which provide wildlife habitat. A creek meanders through the park with a nearby hiking trail. The park is considered a wildlife management area and driving of deer is permitted, but NO firearms are allowed. Bow hunting deer is also permitted during deer bow season. Hunting of species other than deer is prohibited. A new campground is being developed: 19 new electrical and water hook ups will be available, a new restroom, shower facility, playground equipment, and a new sewer dump.
Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park Campground near Akron Ohio is a city run park with 29 partial (3 sites have electric) and primitive (remaining 26 sites) in a recently upgraded location. Close to Portage Lake State Park the campground has a playground pit toilets and a gray water dump station. No drinking water is available at this location. Sites can be reserved in advance with fees starting at $25+ per night. Stays are limited to 14 days max in order to keep the sites available and avoid long term tenant issues. Generators are not allowed to be used.
River’s Bend Wildlife Area Campground 2 miles south of Akron Iowa provides 10 pull thru partial hookup RV and tent camping sites. Each site has electric and water available. A pit toiler, boat ramp and picnic pavilion are also available at this county run campground. Situated adjacent to a small fishing lake the rural setting and inexpensive price invite guests to relax and enjoy the area. Set in an open setting with gravel roads and parking pads.
Hacklebarney Woods Campground near Villisca Iowa is a county run park with 14 partial hookup electric sites available on a first come first served basis. Situated near a small fishing lake open to electric only boats the park is a nice place to camp for a few nights. Pull thru and backin sites available. A hiking/ equestrian trail is a available as are 3 primitive equestrian campsites.
From the county website: Campsites (50,30,20 amp) at $15.00 / night, restroom/shower house, and dump station (located 1/2 mile northwest of campground). We do not accept reservations as our campsites are on a “First Come First Serve” basis.
Equestrian Campground/Riding Trails – The equestrian area is located just north of the Hwy 34 / “V” Ave intersection. This area is designated for trail riding and equestrian camping. This campground offers two electrical sites ( $15.00 / night) and additional primitive camping ( $10.00 / night). Daily trail rides are also permitted with the purchase of a $1.00 / day trail riding fee. The equestrian camping area and trails are subject to closure at the MCCB’s discretion based on recent rainfall and wet trail conditions. Please call the MCCB office for more information.
Criss Cove Campground south of Winterset Iowa is a county run campground offering 18 electric hookup RV and tent camping sites adjacent to a small pond. Inexpensive fees and first come first served nature make this a local favorite. Set in an open setting sites are backins off a single loop dirt road. Located in a rural area each site has a picnic table. the park is just off US 169.
Pammel Park Campground near Winterset Iowa is a county run park with partial and primitive hookup RV and tent camping sites. Sites can be reserved in advance by calling the campground phone line. the campground is on the east side of the park with gravel roads and parking pads. Campsites are found in both an open and treed setting. the open sites are suitable for most any sized RV. Popular during the season with locals. The campground is close to the Middle River for soaking and fishing.
Note: Google incorrectly lists this park as a State Park… it is not. Instead it is a county run park.
Three Mile Recreational Area South Campground near Afton Iowa offers primitive hookup RV and tent camping next to a county run recreational lake. The large lake has multiple boat ramps and is popular with anglers. A shooting range is located on the north side of the lake. All sites are backins with paved roads and gravel parking pads. Set in an open setting the sites are easily accessed. Small trees provide some shade. Sites have picnic tables and fire rings and are available on a first come first served basis. 48 campsites, a shelter, playground, horseshoe pit, and the shower house located in it.
Lake Binder Campground just north of Corning Iowa provides primitive tent and RV camping along the shores of a no wake fishing lake. The county run park has sites available on a first come first served bases. Accessed via dirt roads the campsites are located all around the lake and include pull thrus and backin options. 75 campsites, sheltered picnic areas, and a nature trail that ambitious walkers could complete in about an hour.
Lake Icaria Campground near Corning Iowa is a county run park with multiple campgrounds located along the shores of a recreational lake. Full, partial and primitive hookup RV and tent camping sites are available in this popular warm weather destination. The park has boat launches, swim beaches, trails and a marina. Most sites are first come first served but some hookup sites can be reserved online in advance (frankly their entire reservation and site policy is backwards and makes camping here a real chore).
Two campgrounds available: Timber Ridge Campground has 39 Full Service and 23 Water/Electric sites that can be reserved or are available first come, first serve if they have not been reserved plus 4 Non-electric Tent sites. Lake View Campground has 88 first come, first serve only sites that include Full Service, Electric or Non-electric Tent Sites. Also have 14 Cabins and 6 of those are open all year.
Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area Campground northwest of Muscatine Iowa offers electric and primitive hookup RV and tent camping in a county run park offering fishing on the Cedar River, hunting and wildlife viewing. Reasonable fees. Three designated camping areas including the Main, River and tent campgrounds. First come first served.
Legion Park RV Sites in Red Oak Iowa offers electric hookup backin RV sites on packed gravel within a community run park. Adjacent to the equestrian arena and across the road from the ball fields the sites are accessible for most size RV. Small fee on a first come first served basis. Dump station on site. No dedicated restrooms or showers; self contained units advised.
Country Cabins RV Park near Chariton Iowa offers full hookup RV and tent camping adjacent to a well kept store and glamping destination.
Thayer Lake Campground near Thayer Iowa offers primitive camping around a man-made fishing lake and 8 electric hookup sites also. This historic site was built to supply water to steam trains in the 1890’s (not the campsites just the lake). Built by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad in 1870 as a water supply for steam locomotives along their newly completed main line. Thayer Lake’s water level fluctuates little in dry or wet years because it is spring-fed. Since the lake’s watershed is small and has never contained much tilled land, sedimentation during its nearly 130-year history has been minimal. Though fishing boats are allowed, most regulars do just as well angling from the shoreline. Free primitive sites, small fee for electric hookups.
Shellrock River Greenbelt & Preserve in Nora Springs Iowa offers free primitive tent and equestrian camping adjacent to a river and trail. Both primitive and equestrian camping are available at the Shellrock River Preserve. Fires are allowed only in designated fire rings. Rustic toilet facilities, two small shelter houses and hitching posts are provided. Campers are responsible for removing all waste materials. There is no charge for camping at this location.
Lime Creek Conservation Area in Mason City Iowa offers 2 camping areas for primitive camping. The cost is $5.00 per night (1 tent with 1 bundle of firewood). Extra tents and firewood will be an additional cost. Equipment is carried in and waste is carried out. Campers must pre-register at the CGCCB office Mon.-Fri. between the hours of 8:00 am-3:30 pm.
Riverview Conference Center RV Sites in Cedar City Iowa offers partial and full hookup RV sites on a private retreat. Call for availability.
McFarlane Park Campground in La Porte City Iowa offers 64 electrical campsites in the main campground (28 reserve-able) in a county run park.
Antique Acres Camping in Cedar Falls Iowa offers electric and primitive (no water, electric, or sewer) hookup RV sites for a max stay of 2 weeks every month. Dump station on site.
Hickory Hills Park Campground in La Porte City Iowa (Dysart) is a county park that offers partial hookup RV and tent camping.