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 6 hours
  • 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 Carolyn

Perfect spot - lots of solitude

Carolyn D.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2022

Awesome place! Well maintained and right on the Iowa River. Wildlife everywhere. I even got run over by the riverside by a fawn with spots. No joke! Was weird.

Hipcamper Kacie
Kacie D.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2022

We loved our stay at this site! It was easy to find and having full hook-ups was a great treat. Loren greeted us upon arrival and made sure we were all set. The river is just a short walk away with a nice mowed trail - my husband had a great time fishing! We walked through some nearby trails in the woods, which was beautiful. The site is private and we didn’t see anyone while we were there - exactly what we wanted for a quick weekend getaway. Thank you Loren!

Hipcamper Eli

Beautiful person and property!!!

Eli V.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2022

Absolutely beautiful and clean campsite. The trail out to the river is amazing. Perfect place to put in to float or kayak down to hills access or Stumptown. Loren was super friendly, accommodating and helpful with any questi9ns we had and even helped me hook up the camper when I was heading out!

Hipcamper Loren
Response from Loren, the Host, on June 7th, 2022

Enjoyed having you. You are welcome any time. Thanks for leaving the campsite as you found it.

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Hipcamper Wrenna
Wrenna W.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2022

Ideal spot for the Iowa city area! We had a great time. Loren was very friendly but gave us privacy for most of the weekend. Our dogs were able to be off leash. Although the driveway was fairly long to back a trailer into, it was a straight shot and not difficult. Hookups worked great. Wish we had found this place sooner!

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!

Awards

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