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Six Pine - Backbone State Park

27 Reviews

About This Campground

State Park

Located about an hour’s drive north of Cedar Rapids, Backbone State Park is Iowa’s oldest state park. Established in 1920, it was named for a narrow limestone ridge—the Devil’s Backbone—along the Maquoketa River. At its founding, it was one of the largest state parks in the U.S. to offer camping,…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

Reviews

27 Reviews of Six Pine - Backbone State Park

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 16
Josh G.
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2022

Great park

Very nice great hiking couldn’t swim on our stay but nice beach canoe rentals small store bathrooms were very clean

Sitesouth lake 60
Month of VisitSeptember
Kerry M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2021

Two campgrounds to enjoy at Backbone State Park

Backbone State Park is unlike any other place in Iowa, having geological features uncommon in Iowa.

There are two campgrounds. I have camped in both:

Modern Campground: This is a large, modern campground with all of the standard amenities found in a modern campground… electric hookups,…

  • Backbone State Park Lake (showing the beach)
  • Trout Stream
  • Richmond Spring (feeds the trout stream)
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Month of VisitNovember
Tanner H.
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2021

Endless trails, cool cliffs, quiet atmosphere

I have been to Backbone a few times, this spot is one of my friends and I’d favorite. There is no through traffic so it’s quiet. Tons of trails, specifically the spot we camped at was right by the trail so we had easy access. The sites are big so you can camp far back and keep the vehicles at the…

  • overhead footage of backbone state park
Site#117
Month of VisitNovember

Location

Six Pine - Backbone State Park is located in Iowa

Detail location of campground

Address

1347 129th Street
Dundee, IA 52038

Coordinates

42.61460257 N
91.567572 W

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