Hipcamp host Gretta R.
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We have 3 tenting sites in the woods near the creek, a tenting site surrounded by prairie and open skies, and a tenting site next to our large communal camp fire ring

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 20 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Gretta a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 15 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at TLC Camping in Iowa.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at TLC Camping

9 Reviews

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Hipcamper Taylor Nicole
Taylor Nicole F.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2019

The sweetest hosts EVER. Such an awesome little site and would totally stay again

Hipcamper Erin

Great night in iowa

Erin A.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2019

Gretta and her team made us feel right at home. They took us for a tour of the property, let us see inside their amazing repurposed grain silo house, and were so welcoming. We were the only campers and there were no classes going on so it was very private. We had our choice of campsites between right by the barn and fire pit or down further in the wooded area. It was just what we needed for a one-night stopover. We would definitely stay there again!

Hipcamper Cory


Cory W.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2019

It was great!

Hipcamper Brandon
Brandon S.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2020

Great hideaway. Beautiful area. Loved our trip.

Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin S.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2020

Our hosts were very friendly, yet respectful of our privacy. TLC has a nice variety of campsites to chose, from prairie to wooded area by the creek. We appreciated the communal campfire site and wood included! Definitely would stay again.

Hipcamper Leigh

Perfect road trip stayover

Leigh M.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2020

Gretta was accommodating to my uncertain schedule since I was on a road trip. She welcomed me as soon as I arrived and I was so greatful she had a log teepee waiting for me to light because I was way too tired to build a fire. I took my dog for a walk in the morning around the beautiful grassy property and the trail was nicely mowed. Plenty of sites to choose from that were perfectly flat! In the morning, the caretaker checked on me and wished me well on the rest of my journey. I will probably stop here on my way back!

Hipcamper Arial


Arial M.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2020

Very lovely little area. They made us a fire. We explored the running creek and the fireflies were plentiful. The facilities were nicely kept and the barn was gorgeous.

Hipcamper Kayley
Kayley B.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2020

TLC Camping is a wonderful, quiet spot perfect for anyone looking to stay over in Central Iowa. Gretta is friendly, thoughtful, with good communication.

Hipcamper Celina

Great hosts and star gazing!

Celina S.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

We stopped here overnight while on a road trip. We ended up getting in later than expected after traveling and when we arrived there was a fire in the fire pit waiting for us which was an incredibly nice surprise! They have a great fire pit with benches and you’ll want to spend some time here enjoying the incredible night sky. We have never seen a more star filled sky than we did staying here! It was breathtaking. If we were ever in the area again I’d definitely stay another time!

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