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.
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139 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No picnic table
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March 30th, 2017

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

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43.173° N, 91.22° W
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