Hipcamp host Loren S.,
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Private 28 acre parcel with scattering of cabins and houses. Includes many feet of river frontage with private road along river that makes for good biking or walking. Some trails in forest. Lots of birds and wildlife. Large 100 year old oak trees, giant sycamores and cottonwood trees on the property. Short trail to river provides access for kayaking or fishing. Put in at

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Private 28 acre parcel with scattering of cabins and houses. Includes many feet of river frontage with private road along river that makes for good biking or walking. Some trails in forest. Lots of birds and wildlife. Large 100 year old oak trees, giant sycamores and cottonwood trees on the property. Short trail to river provides access for kayaking or fishing. Put in at Sturgis Ferry Park by airport in Iowa City and kayak to campsite or go further to Hills Access at Hills, Iowa. Camp site is close to Iowa City, but the quiet site seems 100's of miles away. River Camp is close to Ryerson's Woods State Forest Preserve, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Terry Trueblood Recreation Area and a 10 minute drive to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 40 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
Generators allowed
Hookups: No TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Loren a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at River Camp in Iowa.

Forest
River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Hannah

Perfect little campsite

Hannah W.
recommends this listing.
October 18th, 2021

We had a great stay at Loren's site. Nice fire pit and water access, and just a short walk down to a lovely river. About a 5 mile bike ride into Iowa City!

Hipcamper Jeff

Great option in iowa city

Jeff C.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

Great option for visiting Iowa City. It's remote enough to be quite and peaceful but close enough to town. The pad was well kept and level. All of the utilities were in good working order and reliable. I'd definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Malinda

Secluded spot close to fairgrounds

Malinda D.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

River Camp was the perfect place for us! It was very close to the Johnson County Fairgrounds, where we had an event to attend. It was very easy to hop on a bike route and explore Iowa City. The camp is as it is called, right on the river. We did not have time to kayak this time, but we will be back to do so. You could end your kayak trip right at your camp site. We really appreciated the off leash for our dog. It was a very private spot with water, sewer and electric hook ups. Nice big fire pit and open space for kids to play. Lots of trails to explore the forest.

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Hipcamper Tana

Well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive :)

Tana F.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2021

Loren was wonderful. He greeted us upon arrival. His wife made a beautiful bouquet of hand picked flowers for the picnic table..so kind:) We fished 1 minute from the camp site, cooked lots of food, had lots of laughs & fun in a quiet peaceful setting, we hiked on the grounds with all our kids ranging from 4 months to 25 years old. Well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive. We will definitely be back.

His wife even picked up a beautiful bouquet of flowers and left them on the picnic table for us. You won’t regret coming here:) We will definitely be back. We had a wonderful time and made lots of memories with the kids. For some reason the app wouldn’t let me write a review so I’m adding just a few photos to be able to show the fun we had at Lorens camp site. I highly recommend coming here. It’s secluded, beautiful view, quiet, Loren was kind, welcoming, & helpful. River CampRiver Camp
Hipcamper Abby
Abby S.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2021

Loved our secluded stay in Iowa City, with just a short drive to hiking and Iowa City fun!

Hipcamper Mitchell
Mitchell H.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2021

Had a great time staying at Loren’s River Camp. Site was clean and very spacious. Loren was very helpful in getting us settled. Great location and plenty of space for activities. Would absolutely come again!

Hipcamper Tana F.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

Awards

Best of 2022 Iowa
Finalist
Property
River Camp
State
Iowa
Country
United States
$49/night
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