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Campsites in Iowa

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Campsites in Iowa

Best known for pastures and fields covering the heartland, Iowa also offers dramatic bluffs, rolling hills, and limestone caves.

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Come Enjoy the Beauty
59 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · Earlham, IAThis 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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Farm Stay
7 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents120 acres · Oxford, IACome enjoy the natural beauty of a working farm. In addition to a variety of overnight options - from camping to glamping to indoor lodging - the farm is home to a flower cutting garden, a food forest garden, and a folk school. Guests are welcome to cut flowers for a donation, and enjoy the sheep, chickens and resident cat. The setting is also great for taking in sunrises, sunsets and star gazing. Come explore the landscape, book a farm tour or attend a class through Land Alliance Folk School.
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Rock N Ranch Events & Campground
13 units · Glamping40 acres · Menlo, IAOur retirement dream is to share our beautiful property with people who love the outdoors.  We started with our rustic tent sites and slowly added cabins.  We go from primitive to sites with heat and air conditioning.  We are not far from the Interstate but sure seems like we are as you travel the 4.6 miles of gravel road to step back in time.
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Site 1.  Have beautiful view of pond, hills and lake.  very nice sunset view if weather permit.
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Anna's land at Lake Red Rock
8 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents40 acres · IA This beautiful view 40 acres fenced hilly land with 3 private ponds by the red rock lake are perfect for tent camping and RVs. There are 4 tent/RV sites only, each site with a firepit, picnic table and a solar light . The drinking water is at the entrance. However, No electricity and water hock up for RV at each sites. You will see deer, rabbits and other game birds by your campsite. For our campers safety, we are not allow any hunting activities within our camping ground. However, in case you come for hunting with a Iowa deer hunting license, a couple of public deer hunting grounds are near by our camping ground. We recent build a glamping Geodesic Dome tent on a top of hill. . Our campers will have a fantastic water pond and lake view while enjoy the great nature, and have a comfortable stay . Hope you will find joy, peace and happiness in this wonderful piece of nature land and surrounding the Red Rock lake areas. A little back ground of this land: This 40 acres land was a surface mining site. The reclamation works done during the 1970s. But over the years, the soil was seriously eroded. Anna and Peilin, who has Masters and PhD in soil and environment health background, bought this land several years ago and start restore the vegetations. Now the site looks beautiful and ready for the nature lovers and campers to enjoy the fantastic view of the lake, ponds and tall grass... The site is totally different than the Google map shows now.
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Windy Goat Acres
4 units · Glamping15 acres · Chelsea, IAWe love animals, plants, art, and outdoor recreation and love sharing these things with people! We found the perfect little plot for all of these things we love. Nature, art, animals, and lots of space! The hilly, lush land is also known as the Bohemie Alps and it's quite a beautiful area tucked away in Iowa.Visit with the llamas, goats, peacocks, potbelly pigs and the horses and hike around the property or stay in for a quiet stay with a good book and enjoy all the sights and sounds. Lots of extra 'add ons' to enhance the experience!Semi wooded property with hiking trails, hammocks, aerial silks, campfire pit. 5 mi away is Otter Creek Lake, a recreational park for fishing, kayaking, swimming, etc. We have 2 kayaks available. So much to do! Also perfect to just relax, meditate, yoga, sleep...
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Anthony E.’s Land
5 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · MN
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Dispersed tent area. Pets are welcome but please keep on leash
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The Fence-Post
21 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · IAI am located to the West of Interstate 29 off exit 95 halfway between Omaha, Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa. It is near where the Little Sioux River meets the Missouri River. The Loess Hills are nearby and the state forest. There are small lakes in the surrounding areas and Lewis and Clark parks with beautiful views.
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You can park your vehicle at the main headquarters or in most cases you can drive directly to the site from June through October when the path is dry.
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East Grove Farms Winery and Vineyard
1 unit · TentSalem, IALocated in Southeast Iowa, East Grove Farms Winery and Vineyard specializes in honey wine (also...
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Start of private road.  Veer left at end of county road.
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River Camp
2 units · Motorhomes, Tents28 acres · IALearn more about this land:Private 28 acre parcel with scattering of cabins and houses. Includes...
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Threshold Learning Center
2 units · Glamping, Tents28 acres · Zearing, IAThreshold Learning Center is 28 acres of prairie, creek, woods, and our barn dormitory. ...
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99 Bottles Winery Hills
7 units · Motorhomes, Tents16 acres · Garner, IAthis is an operating vineyard and winery. The campground doubles as a wedding venue about 5 x per summer. the sunsets and sunrises are fantastic! it can be hot in the summer, but nearby Eagle Lake State Park or Clear Lake or Pilot Knob State Park offer some of the best biking/ hiking/ horseback riding in the area. Water tanks available for your horses! The winery has a real wine storage cave! The Day The Music Died, crash site is not far, 1/2 mile hike is easy. Tent campers mention that you get a $5 off coupon for a bottle of wine at the winery!p>
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Green Grass Farms Camping
5 units · Motorhomes, Tents150 acres · Bedford, IAGreen Grass Farms was officially started in January of 2016.  After being on active duty for years and having a disabled child, we decided we wanted to simplify and slow down our way of life.  In November of 2014 our disabled son was put on a 100% "Real Foods Diet" and that played a huge part in motivating us to look more into what that really meant.  What was the difference between farm raised and store bought organic food? What was the real benefit of not using hormones or antibiotics or pesticides?  Which is better, grain finished or grass finished meat?  So we bought the farm and started Green Grass Farms!Learn more about this land:The property is primitive with treed area and lots of grass. With sustainable livestock farming and ranging. We have a mix of chicken, pigs, and cattle on the farm. You would be staying in the pasture or in a wooded area. You can be next to the animals or next to our farm store near our corn field. There's lots of views of windmills and pastures/farmland.Happy to give farm tours outside of my working hours.
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Located in the heart of the Midwest, Iowa is a haven for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and paddling. Few people know about the state's trove of hidden gems, making it a great place to escape the crowds. Beyond its open plains, the farming state boasts rolling limestone bluffs, 13 natural lakes, the Mississippi and Maquoketa Rivers, and over 40 state parks.

The lakes and reservoirs are your ticket to world-class boating, sailing, fishing and water sports. Lake Red Rock Recreation Area lies just 40 miles outside of Des Moines, featuring breathtaking cliffs. Spirit Lake, one of the "Iowa Great Lakes," welcomes visitors to its huge sandy beach—a big hit with families in the summer.

On the eastern end of the state, towering bluffs and rugged terrain invite adventurers to strap on their hiking shoes. Check out the Maquoketa Caves to explore caverns and limestone formations. Perched on the Mississippi River, Pikes Peak State Park is a photo-worthy spot where you can hike to the top of a 500-foot bluff.

Backbone State Park is another must-see in this rocky corner of Iowa. Named for the Devil's Backbone, the highest point in the state, this park is famous for its hiking trails and trout streams.

Most state parks offer RV and tent camping. With no noticeable tourist season, camping in Iowa is a solitude seeker's dream. While Iowa state parks allow camping year round, there are limited amenities in the winter. You can also explore private campgrounds ranging from farmlands and grottos to lush vineyards.

Iowa is generally humid with extreme temperatures across the seasons. That means sweltering summers and snowy winters, with frequent road closures in state parks due to snowfall. The best time to visit is September when dry weather and temperatures in the 70s create the perfect recipe for outdoor adventure.

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