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About Matsell Bridge Natural Area
Drive In
Boat In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
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Matsell Bridge Natural Area is located in Iowa
42.132 N
-91.382 W
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3 Reviews of Matsell Bridge Natural Area
Great place

Good campsite for a mellow weekend. When i visited we were the only campers there an it was awesome!

Nice little inexpensive primitive site... spaces almost always available

Nice quiet little primitive campground next to the Wapsipinicon River. Unfortunately, when I was there the last weekend of May, the gnats were bad, and the mosquitoes were just starting to gear up. HOWEVER, take bug spray and enjoy the rustic peacefulness of this "best kept secret" for primitive and inexpensive camping sites. Beautiful location, ranger close by, wood for sale just across the bridge, fire pits and picnic tables at every site. Good for RV, trailer or tent camping… level ground and lots of shade. Primitive bathrooms, no showers or running water.

First to Review

The 4th of July weekend it was us, one other camper and the random one nighters. The first day my dog got off his leash and jumped into the river. An hour later he had gotten up the cliff and was in the woods and the DNR picked my up and took me back to camp. The DNR was very nice about everything. The dog came back to camp half an hour later. By the 3rd morning the river had risen to the point of flooding out our campsite. The DNR let us switch sites for our last night. Overall very good experience

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