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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
Tent sites
22 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Up to 22 vehicles
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 Vashti

Great campsite!

Vashti R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 1st, 2022

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.

Hipcamper Dave and Brenda
Response from Dave and Brenda, the Host, on August 1st, 2022

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We look forward to your return. Thank you for staying with us. Dave and Brenda

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Hipcamper ja'nae'

Family tent camping

Ja'nae' M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
July 19th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper Dave & Karen
Dave & Karen H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 17th, 2022

Great hosts. A great place to rest after a long day of driving. Clean showers and facilities.

Hipcamper Dave and Brenda
Response from Dave and Brenda, the Host, on July 19th, 2022

Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your stay with us! Dave and Brenda

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Hipcamper Josh

Road trip stop

Josh B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 17)
July 11th, 2022

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

Hipcamper Sandy
Sandy T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 11th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 12)
July 8th, 2022

It was a nice area!

Hipcamper Jack
Jack D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 6th, 2022

Loved staying here! Great stop for the night after a long drive. Definitely had a family campground feeling which was very welcomed! Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Kathy

Great place! wonderful hosts!

Kathy M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 19)
July 6th, 2022

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!

Hipcamper Dave and Brenda
Response from Dave and Brenda, the Host, on July 9th, 2022

Thank you! So glad you enjoy your stay! We appreciate your business. Thank you. Dave and Brenda

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Hipcamper Dave & Karen
Dave & Karen H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 25th, 2022

Peaceful place. Great hosts


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