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We have electric available at the sites 30 or 50 amp.  Water is available to fill your tanks with and dump station on the way out.    Sites 1-4 are the 50 amp sites. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
13 sites
Up to 16 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Fishing is available not far from the campground. Two small lakes for fishing.


There are two small lakes close to the campground for your paddling enjoyment.


Above ground swimming pool. No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk. No jumping and no hard toys allowed.



Natural features you'll find at RV'ing at Shady Brook in Iowa.


We have many mature Tree'zzz for your enjoyment.

River, stream, or creek

Bear Creek runs through the campground.

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12 Reviews

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Hipcamper Nick
Nick I.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
April 23rd, 2019

I stayed one night at Shady Brook Campground when passing through Iowa on the way back to the east coast. I thought the campground was very nice. The RV spots were wide and level, and overall it was very clean and well kept. The showers and bathrooms were immaculate, private, free, and open 24hrs. Very important for late arrivals. They had a small playground for kids and firepits as well. Perfect for a passerbyer like myself.

Hipcamper Tyler


Tyler A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
September 14th, 2019


Hipcamper kim
Kim P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 13)
June 18th, 2020

Clean place, level pad, play area for kids. Very close to highway so there was highway noise throughout the night.

Hipcamper Constance

Respite for a weary traveler

Constance K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
June 23rd, 2020

I arrived tired after a long drive from Denver and was welcomed warmly by Dave and Brenda. Offers to help set up were given, and I was grateful. Great trails to walk the dog and all amenities provided. thank you!

Hipcamper Devin

Great hosts!

Devin B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 12)
July 27th, 2020

Great hosts. We arrived really late but the hosts came out to help us set up despite the hour. Much appreciated.

Hipcamper Tracy

A tidy place with some amenities.

Tracy C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 11th, 2020

There was what appeared to be a family/friend reunion going on, with about 8-10 of the sites all related and hanging out. The scene was sweet, with kids of all ages running around, but it was very busy.
Not one mask, but it was easy enough for us to keep our distance outside.

Hipcamper Samantha

Convenient and well-run campsite

Samantha N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
August 17th, 2020

Really great site and experience! This place is very convenient to I-80, which was just what we wanted (there is some freeway noise which was fine with us but might not be for everyone). Dave was very helpful and greeted us even despite our late arrival. RV spaces are well-marked and trash is easily accessible. Overall very great stay!

Hipcamper Laura

Close to interstate, with a pool!

Laura N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 25th, 2020

We found Shady Brook through HipCamp and thought we'd try it for a short stay. The sites don't have water or sewer hookups, but the water spigots have hoses long enough to reach every site to fill your tank and they have a dump station on your way out. OR they will bring their black tank wagon around and dump it for you!
And they have a pool!
The only drawback was the interstate noise. It wasn't horrible, but you could hear it.

Hipcamper Erika

Beautiful spot next to interstate

Erika W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 26th, 2020

Pretty little RV and tent camping space. Sites were relatively private for RV folks and the tent sites were secluded. Only downfall is highway noise but we were traveling and needed a spot to spend the night.

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