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River Camp

· Iowa
28 acres
2 sites
1 RV/Tent
1 Tent
Learn more about this land: 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.
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Iowa, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Loren S.Joined in May 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 8 hours
16 ratings · 15 reviews
Kevin H.recommends
October 4, 2022
River Camp
A quiet oasis near the city
We really enjoyed our stay at Loren's camp space! It felt like we were a lot further away from Iowa City than we were. The area was clean and flat for tent camping. Having a picnic table and fire ring available was very helpful. The river was just a short walk away. About a dozen deer checked us out from the woods as they worked their way past the campsite one evening. Loren was very prompt in correspondence. Would definitely look forward to staying here again!
Alisha M.recommends
September 30, 2022
Fish Camp
Easy access quiet camping!
Loved the location, it was quiet and so close to the water!
Jessica M.recommends
September 6, 2022
Fish Camp
Camping on the River
This was a very cute site on the river which I loved! However, there was a house nearby that was playing music rather loud. I loved the views but wish it was a bite quieter. It was a Saturday night, so maybe week nights are quieter. Overall, good stay.
Jesse G.recommends
August 25, 2022
Fish Camp
Nice serene camp.
Loren met us on arrival and was very helpful the whole time. The camp spot was nice and quiet and right by the river. We didn’t end up starting up the fire pit, but we will next time. We thought the spot was going to be hard to find but it wasn’t. We were able to turn our 25’ travel trailer around on the road to get situated, but I wouldn’t recommend trying to flip anything much bigger than that. Loren said he was going to trim the branches on the road just ahead to make a turnaround, so you may be able to get larger rigs here in the future. Otherwise I guess you’d just stay at River Camp! Nice spot, and we would recommend it!
Emily S.recommends
August 20, 2022
River Camp
We loved Loren’s camp! It was beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. We were in town for our son to have surgery at U of I, and we could t have asked for a better place to be during that time. Loren is super kind, you will not be disappointed here!
Carolyn D.recommends
June 26, 2022
River Camp
Perfect spot - lots of solitude
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.
Kacie D.recommends
June 21, 2022
River Camp
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!
Eli V.recommends
June 6, 2022
River Camp
Beautiful person and property!!!
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!
Wrenna W.recommends
May 31, 2022
River Camp
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!
Hannah W.recommends
October 18, 2021
River Camp
Perfect little campsite
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!
Jeff C.recommends
September 26, 2021
River Camp
Great option in Iowa City
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.
Malinda D.recommends
September 6, 2021
River Camp
Secluded spot close to fairgrounds
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.
Tana F.recommends
August 2, 2021
River Camp
Well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive :)
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.
Abby S.recommends
July 5, 2021
River Camp
Loved our secluded stay in Iowa City, with just a short drive to hiking and Iowa City fun!
Mitchell H.recommends
June 30, 2021
River Camp
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!
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