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About Bellevue State Park
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Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Bellevue State Park is located in Iowa
Latitude
42.247 N
Longitude
-90.423 W
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2 Reviews of Bellevue State Park
Inexpensive, small park - not too much to do

We were just passing through the area south of Dubuque and stayed here on a rainy night. Camping is in the Dyas unit, but there are a few trails and a butterfly garden in the Nelson unit (down the road) but no camping. The butterfly garden was suffering a bit from neglect in August.

It was a decent place to stay for a night, but sites were kinda tight, i.e. close to each other. It's still a bargain at $11/$16 for non-electric/electric sites from 5/1-9/30, and the cost is $6/$11 the rest of the year.

The standard amenities include:

  • fire ring and picnic table at each site

  • dump station and potable water

  • modern bathrooms (as well as pit toilets near the road to sites 11-23…not sure why you'd use these because it's not much farther to a real bathroom)

  • individual showers, i.e. a door to the outside at each shower

Be sure to check out the photo that shows the site map along with a video that shows each area on that map.

First to Review
New facilities & near beautiful views

We camped at Bellevue last summer (Aug. 2017) & it was not at all crowded. It was a really nice campground with new shower & bathroom facilities. We had stayed there because we couldn't get a site at Maquoketa Caves State Park and ended up quite happy.