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Old 02-28-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hey Was just wondering if anyone had a suggestion on any good campgrounds in Iowa...I live in Iowa but would just like a outsiders point of view...

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isn't Radar from Iowa??
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
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I don't know whether you'd call it camping or not, but for an overnight stay we ususally try to stay at the Interstate RV Park in Davenport.

On our annuals trip across Iowa, to and from PA and MT, the other campgrounds we've stayed at in Iowa, all close to the interstates, have been mostly forgettable.
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Try Squaw Creek County Park. WE at all sites. Dump station.
I believe the new showers are done. It is off hwy 100, just west of 13/151, Cedar Rapids.
Nice golf course in the park.
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Hey Was just wondering if anyone had a suggestion on any good campgrounds in Iowa...I live in Iowa but would just like a outsiders point of view...

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There are tons of good campgrounds in Iowa... most of them county parks. Which part of the state do you want to know about?

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Lake Red Rock campground

We stayed at Whitebreast Rec. area last April for the Pella Tulip Festival. They have 5 separate campgrounds and one is nicer than the next. It's run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Red Rock is about halfway between Knoxville and Pella. Lake Red Rock is for flood control of the Des Moines River.

July of 2007 we stayed overnight at Guttenberg in a state park. It overlooked the Mississippi. Another beautiful spot, of course it's IOWA!

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There are tons of good campgrounds in Iowa... most of them county parks. Which part of the state do you want to know about?

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I am from the Western side of Iowa in Sioux City...But grew up in Des Moines...Would like to know about all over Iowa...Not just specific to where I am located...
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We stayed at Whitebreast Rec. area last April for the Pella Tulip Festival. They have 5 separate campgrounds and one is nicer than the next. It's run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Red Rock is about halfway between Knoxville and Pella. Lake Red Rock is for flood control of the Des Moines River.

July of 2007 we stayed overnight at Guttenberg in a state park. It overlooked the Mississippi. Another beautiful spot, of course it's IOWA!

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isn't Radar from Iowa??
Radar Orielly (or however you spell it) yes he is from iowa on the show..Don't exactly know if he was in real life....
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I Have been to local places (due to time and work).I have been to Browns lake/Bigelow Park...Nice place to camp in Salix Iowa....You can fish,go boating,swimming,bike ride,and many other things to do there...Also I go to Snyders Bend in Salix Iowa...Nice little place..Can do the same thing there but its not as nice as Browns lake....Been to Stone Park in Sioux City..Very Secluded...Some people like that...But not me....Been to Scenic Park just over the bridge in South Sioux City Nebraska...Nice place to go...Friendly people......Want to try and go to Ponca State Park in Nebraska this summer also....Want to go horseback riding...LOL
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It's not heaven, it's IOWA

No, I don't work for them; but Good Sam has two publications that are great. The RV Road Atlas and Trailer Life Directory. I use both when traveling. The Atlas Lists numerous Campgrounds (not just Good Sam) and if I don't see anything in the area I start looking at the cities in the Directory. The Direcory gives a discription of the campgrounds and directions.



Watch for the sales at CW, they are listed there.

Enjoy IOWA and have a safe trip and good camping
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any part of the state actually, thanks!!
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i am a big fan of the scott county parks in the quad cities area.

in particular the summit campground in the west lake park. it is west of davenport. we stay there every year for the AMCA national motorcycle swap meet and races.

very nice and well kept.

West Lake Park

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