Description

Nature lovers everywhere will fall in love with Yellow River State Forest’s Big Paint Campground. The flowing Yellow River runs through lush thickets of elm, cottonwood, oak, and maple, with wildlife a’plenty abounding in the nearby area, too. The park’s Backpack Trail—perfect for beginners and hiking pros alike—is particularly well-known for being an ideal way to see all that Yellow River Forest has got to offer. Campsites are shaded under canopies of trees, spacious, and RV-friendly.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
139 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Equestrian
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No picnic table

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Big Paint Campground.

Forest
River, stream, or...
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recommends this listing.
March 30th, 2017

This place fills up quickly. Reserve Early or expect to take whatever you can get.

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July 19th, 2018
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July 24th, 2018
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has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 8th, 2018
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May 28th, 2018
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May 1st, 2017
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April 12th, 2017
Park
Yellow River State Forest
State
Iowa
Country
United States
Phone Number
563-586-2196
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
43.173° N, 91.22° W
Unknown price
Equestrian: 34 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 105 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors
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Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors
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