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Camp with us, with ground tents, hanging tents.  Check out the Floating Bed Rental as well.  What ever you camp in we look forward to you staying with us. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
22 sites
Up to 22 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Mountain biking is welcome!


Small kayaking is .50 mile away.


Two small lakes for your fishing enjoyment not far from camp.


Two small lakes not far from camp for your paddling enjoyment.

Snow sports

Cross Country Skiing is available. Contact us for information.


Above ground pool is available. No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk. No Jumping and or hard toys in pool.

Wildlife watching

Beautiful area to find birds, deer, rabbits and squirrels.



Natural features you'll find at Tent Camping at Shady Brook in Iowa.


We have a lot of mature tree'zzz for your enjoyment.


Beautiful walking trails in the woods.

River, stream, or creek

Bear Creek flows all through the campground.

Swimming hole

The local swimming lakes are only .50 miles away.


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Hipcamper Molly

Great stop crossing the country

Molly S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
October 5th, 2021

These campsites are so nice! Beautiful natural oasis right off the highway, which you can hear but can’t see at all. Clean bathrooms and friendly staff.

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Hipcamper Chris
Chris C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 22)
September 27th, 2021

A good place to hang the hat for an evening or two.

Hipcamper Carol
Carol F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
September 24th, 2021

Perfect campground to spend the night off the hwy 80 cross country trek! Our hosts were very communicative and allowed us to pull in at 10 pm. Beautiful grounds, very clean, and clean bathroom with hot water shower! A great respite from the road—thank you Dave and Brenda!

Hipcamper Dave and Brenda
Response from Dave and Brenda, the Host, on September 27th, 2021

Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate you! Travel safe! Dave and Brenda

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Hipcamper Dan

Best rv & tent camping

Dan G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 19th, 2021

Fantastic place to stay. Hosts are out of this world and could not ask for anybody nicer, kinder etc.. The grounds are very well maintained. Nice and quite spot with beautiful scenery and family friendly that’s including your pooch.

Thank you so much 🙏

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Hipcamper Jef
Jef Z.
recommends this listing.
(Site 12)
September 14th, 2021

Awesome site! Very well groomed campground, nice bathroom facility, and nice owner. Every bit as good as a KOA.

Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 12)
September 5th, 2021

If you’re looking for a quick stop off the interstate for the evening, this is perfect.

Hipcamper Mia

Great little shaded retreat!

Mia W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 19)
August 22nd, 2021

Shady Brook was wonderful! The creek ran right by the camp site where my kids explored, it was clean, shaded and loads of fun. Pool area is very nice. Would come again for sure.

Hipcamper DAwn

Loud traffic

D Awn L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 19)
August 17th, 2021

Dave and Brenda were wonderful. And the grounds were nice. But we wanted a secluded stay. We were not secluded. And we were so close to the intersate we heard traffic all night long. Very disappointed. If you dont mind the traffic it is a great spot with great hosts.

Hipcamper ash
Ash L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 16)
August 17th, 2021

Such a gem! My family and I were passing through on our way from Chicago to Utah and this was the perfect rest point after a full day of driving. Dave was super welcoming and kind and directed us to a secluded campsite that was just perfect. Our kids loved the pool and while there were only a few other guests on-site during our stay they were all lovely. We'll definitely stay again when road tripping West.


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