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· Earlham, Iowa
30 acres
59 sites
4 Lodging
33 RV/Tent
22 Tent
This property has a year round running creek called Bear Creek. They also mined the stone off the property for the State Capital in Des Moines, Iowa. Abundant wildlife and mature beautiful trees.
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Earlham, Iowa, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Dave And Brenda R.Joined in July 2017
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217 ratings · 167 reviews
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Tori D.recommends
December 5, 2022
Site 13 - RV'ing W/Elec at site Water to fill
Very helpful hosts
Absolutely great place to stay. Dave and Brenda are responsive and Cody is a tremendous help. Highly recommend staying here.
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Carrie P.recommends
October 27, 2022
Site 12 - RV'ing W/Elec at site Water to fill
Friendly, Clean, and Easy Stay
Cody was super helpful as we entered the campground. He showed us our site and gave us all the info we needed to settle in. It's a friendly, safe, green space. The highway sounds are real but the amenities were worth it. We explored the property and enjoyed the sunset over the nearby fields. The bathroom and shower were very clean and the grounds were tidy and well-kept. The hosts made everything easy; a quick water fill when we arrived and a quick dump in the morning both with their attached hoses.
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Jen H.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 19 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
It's always nice to find tent spots that are actually intended for tents - flat, grassy, and not right by a RV generator. It is adjacent to I-80, but the noise wasn't too bad, and there were no noise issues in the camp itself. The people were nice and bathrooms were clean. Highly recommend if you're looking for an easy to access campsite near Des Moines.
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Kathleen I.
September 25, 2022
Site 3 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Tent spot 3 was great as far as space and privacy. The only complaint I have is the proximity to I 80. Shower house/bathroom was clean and close to our tent.
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Bianca R.recommends
September 18, 2022
Site 12 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Better place to meet ppl!
We loved stay at this camping place. So warmly and comfy! We met other travelers and had a great night drinking and eating marshmallows! I definitely will be back!
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Jessica H.recommends
September 13, 2022
Site 12 - RV'ing W/Elec at site Water to fill
Great campground!
Clean, organized and great campground! We decided to camp with Dave abs Brenda after a late hotel check in wasn’t going to fly for a wedding. We arrived at 2am from a long drive and had an easy back in to our site. The site had electric and we were able to plug in and head to bed. In the morning we were able to pack up and get to our wedding party breakfast with no issue. The campground is well mapped out, had great signage and easy to locate bathrooms and amenities.
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Dean L.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 4 - RV'ing W/Elec at site Water to fill
Excellent place to camp
Very friendly hosts! You can tell they really want you to enjoy their campgrounds. Bathroom facilities A++++ excellent. Overall a fantastic place to set up in Central Iowa.
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Susan S.recommends
September 3, 2022
Site 10 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Super friendly, clean bathrooms, convenient to Highway
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Wesa A.recommends
August 28, 2022
Site 12 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Great place for the kids! Huge open area with play equipment and a fantastic swing.
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Tammy M.recommends
August 19, 2022
Site 7 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Clean and adorable. Communicative. Was sad to leave.
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Nicole B.
August 19, 2022
Site 19 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Nice campground but next to freeway
The campground is nice, with playground structures, shady spots, and clean bathrooms/showers. The only downside is that it abuts the freeway so it is loud, but we did not have trouble sleeping even in tents.
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Erika B.recommends
August 19, 2022
Site 9 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
It was a good spot to stay during our road trip out to Denver and back. The service was exceptional for the price point. It is easy to find, located close to the highway and is well-maintained, although some campsites are a little noisy from the road traffic. Great tree swing!
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Mitch G.recommends
August 13, 2022
Site 1 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Great camp spot easy on/off the highway with a nature feel.
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Bert & Karen R.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 13 - RV'ing W/Elec at site Water to fill
A lot of good work has been put into this campground. Sites are level. Few sites provide much shade but owners are very good at communicating and allowed us to move to the one that was shaded. I also believe we arrived before the 3PM check-in time with no issues since they were not filled that day. Bathrooms are clean and provide a nice shower facility. They are a GOOD SAMS park. I forgot to ask about the discount. Pretty park. Nice little park for the kids. Drawbacks: highway noise (didn't bother us much because we are use to it), gravel roads in and out for about 2-3 miles either way, fairly steep in and out. All sites are back-in. They are planning a new pool but present one isn't functional. We enjoyed our night there.
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Vashti R.recommends
August 1, 2022
Site 1 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Great Campsite!
Perfect campsite for traveling! Easy to get to, very accommodating, and dog friendly. We ended up getting in past 8pm which they were very accommodating with: and they moved us to a quieter spot that was available so our dog had a bit more room to roam around. They were incredibly helpful, and took great care of us. Would highly recommend.
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Ja'nae' M.recommends
July 19, 2022
Site 7 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Family Tent Camping
Amazing!!! Our kids had so much fun and made friends quickly. Was a bit nervous about how close we are to one another but we had privacy at our tent site. The only downside was the noise from the interstate which is out of their control AND we were in a tent. We got used to it the second night. When I mentioned this to a staff member, he said he would get it moved! Will most definitely come back and will try to rent an RV.
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Tray W.recommends
July 17, 2022
Floating Bed
A fantastic camp site. Dave and Brenda are great...highly recommended!
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Dave & Karen H.recommends
July 17, 2022
Site 3 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Great hosts. A great place to rest after a long day of driving. Clean showers and facilities.
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Josh B.recommends
July 11, 2022
Site 17 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Road trip stop
Host was very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Site was extremely clean and perfectly set in the woods for good shade. Will def stay again if driving through
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Sandy T.recommends
July 11, 2022
Site 3 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Pros: Beautiful property, plenty of room in our tent site, loved the stream by our campsite. Clean bathrooms Con: Swimming pool was not operational and we weren’t advised of this at check-in. This was a major reason why we chose to stay at this campground.
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Christine M.recommends
July 11, 2022
Site 13 - RV'ing W/Elec at site Water to fill
Cute place to camp. Easy to get to and the hosts were awesome.
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Amanda W.recommends
July 8, 2022
Site 12 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
It was a nice area!
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Jack D.recommends
July 6, 2022
Site 4 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Loved staying here! Great stop for the night after a long drive. Definitely had a family campground feeling which was very welcomed! Highly recommend!
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Kathy M.recommends
July 6, 2022
Site 19 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Great place! Wonderful hosts!
This is our second time staying here and it is so convenient, cozy and clean! Hosts are very responsive and the bathrooms/showers so nice and clean!
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Dave & Karen H.recommends
June 25, 2022
Site 3 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Peaceful place. Great hosts
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Keely H.recommends
June 10, 2022
Site 9 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Road trip stop
Camped next to a literal babbling brook. It’s right off the interstate. 10/10 would recommend.
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Ryan L.recommends
June 7, 2022
Site 12 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Beautiful view and wonderful trees to climb :-)
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Crosby M.recommends
May 22, 2022
Site 12 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
the bathrooms were very clean and the water was very hot! it was an easy to find campground with well marked sites and great amenities. totally recommend it
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Bridget D.recommends
March 12, 2022
Site 13 - RV'ing W/Elec at site Water to fill
Winter overnight while on the road
Easy to get to from a gravel road off I-80. Well organized, simple tent & RV park. We stayed for a quick overnight and appreciated the prompt response to our messaged questions & willingness to have us arrive late (9pm) in the evening. Thanks!
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Wennuo Z.recommends
February 14, 2022
Site 22 - Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Great campsite! Very new and there are shower and hot water in the bathroom which definitely appreciate. There is also light at night and garbage can. Me and my dog enjoyed it.
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