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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
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 22 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA 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.

Prairie, meadow, or plain

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.


The vibe at Tent Camping at Shady Brook

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Hipcamper Lauren

Welcoming, beautiful sites off 80!

Lauren D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
July 17th, 2019

LOVED staying at Shady Brook! I was road tripping from Colorado to Illinois, and this was the perfect stop off 80 to spend the night. Brenda was so helpful in explaining the site layout, and was so wonderfully friendly. Everything is well established and well maintained. I stayed at Site 3, in my tent with my dog, and watched the lightning bugs glow around the woods surrounding me. There’s even a POOL I didn’t get a chance to swim in! Definitely bringing my swim suit next time :)

Tent Camping at Shady BrookNo, thank YOU!Sign seen from the highwayThe road leading in to Shady Brook
Hipcamper Joan
Joan T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
May 31st, 2020

Tent Camping at Shady Brook was a welcome respite on my trek across the country. I was able to car camp at the tent site and enjoy a walk around the grounds. The bathroom/shower was super clean. Tent sites 1-10 are more centrally located to the bathrooms/pool/playground/pavillion, so if you're looking for more privacy, reserve sites 11 or up.

Hipcamper Charles
Charles S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 30th, 2019

Great hosts, great campsite, great experience!

Hipcamper Cindy

The best! i will be back!

Cindy M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 28th, 2020

If you want to know where to find Heaven on Earth, it's here in Iowa at Shady Brook! The hosts Brenda and Dave are simply shy of AMAZING! Jerry the groundskeeper is by far the coolest! This is by far my new camping home away from home. I will be back as often as possible!

Hipcamper Cindy
Cindy M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 13th, 2020

Heaven on earth! Look no further!

Hipcamper Jeff

Better than a hotel

Jeff L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 18)
May 31st, 2020

Better than a hotel if you're traveling I80. Super friendly and accommodating hosts. Even went out of their way to find a board for the kickstand on my motorcycle.

Tent Camping at Shady Brook
Hipcamper MaryEllen
Mary Ellen K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 31st, 2020

We were getting in super late and host was very accommodating and helpful. Great spot and you could see everyone was really enjoying themselves at their different sites. Thank you!

Hipcamper Erin

Lovely land, gracious hosts

Erin W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 18)
June 5th, 2020

Everything was very well kept, and I was delighted to have a tent space near the creek. My short stay here was a real escape from more hectic parts of my trip... Great place!

Hipcamper Charlie
Charlie W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
June 8th, 2020

Great campground right off of I-80. I enjoyed camping along the creek and walking the grounds before heading to bed. Also the hosts were extremely kind and welcoming. I’ll definitely be back

Tent Camping at Shady Brook


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