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161 Reviews of 32 Albany, Iowa Campgrounds

D
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Nice campground!

We camped with family in the group circle site. The circle group site has a nice big area for the kids to play. The playground and lake was also fun for the kids too.

Sitegroup site
Month of VisitJuly
Andi A.
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Relaxing beautiful

This is a great quiet park with animals for visiting and a very clean shower house.

Month of VisitJune
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Gorgeous state park!

To start off, Backbone State Park is one of the most gorgeous parks I’ve ever visited. It’s so beautiful, with plenty of challenging and scenic trails and lots of wildlife. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is the campgrounds (we stayed at Six Pines). I’ll go into more detail below.…

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Month of VisitJune
Jeannie B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 23, 2021

Many things to do here

Backbone is a very diverse area. There are miles of trails. Is hiking your thing? What about equestrian? Maybe mountain bike trails? You can even take the family for a nice leisurely walk on the easier trails. Exploring is fun at this park because there is so much to see. The Trout stream was busy…

  • area for rock climbing.
  • a bit of history here
  • one of the three gates. This one is next to the Gulf course
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Site126
Month of VisitJune
Ronnie N.
Reviewed May. 22, 2021

park is barren

camped her for years and the park has lost its camp host. soooo honesty pay system is in effect. the park has a nice primitive spot along the river

Siteprimitive
Month of VisitJune
Ronnie N.
Reviewed May. 22, 2021

state park that shows how beautiful it can be

this park has hiking(on path or off), fishing in multiple lakes and the cedar river, and a beach!!! maxx rentals will rent you from float mats to double kayaks. i suggest if you like well kept campgrounds try a weekend here

Sitesites on river
Month of VisitJuly
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

A nice surprise in NE Iowa

This was a quick stopover so I can't comment on the park overall.  It is nestled in the woods not far from the Indian Mounds area in Iowa.  I stayed at Little Paint Campground.  There are pit toilets, but the water said not for drinking.  A small river runs by the camp.  The park has hiking and…

  • Little Paint Campground
  • Disability access for fishing
  • Foot bridge and river ford
Site#85
Month of VisitJune
Ronnie N.
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

quiet camping with lake and disc golf

this is a 700+ acre park with hiking, fishing, and disc golf. it also has modern amenities and a small zoo of animals from birds to buffalo.

  • new roads. spacious sites
  • never mind the old ford. shes been to many spots
Month of VisitJune
Jeannie B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

Camping in a valley

This is a beautiful campground seated in a valley surrounded by amazing hills. There is minimal phone service. That means you get to absorb nature.

  • Paint Creek Overlook
  • Overlook part of the many trails.
  • our campsite 124
Site124
Month of VisitJune
Ronnie N.
Reviewed May. 13, 2021

something for everyone

from trout steam,river access for boats or kayaks, to the beautiful trails with educational signs along it. this park is perfect

Month of VisitJune
Jeannie B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Beautiful Park

Many different trails for hiking, biking or equestrian. Camp sites are mostly grass. Beautiful park

  • Paint Creek Overlook.
Site124
Month of VisitJune
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Beautiful Mississippi River Views

Very quiet, small campground (possibly more quiet than usual being the 1st weekend of the season).  Most sites are relatively private.  Nice hiking trails within a short walking distance from campsites.  There are 4 walk-in sites overlooking the Mississippi River.  Clean restroom/showers.

  • Mississippi River
  • Campsite #20
  • Mississippi River
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Site20
Month of VisitJune
Amber C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Beautiful views and peaceful camping!

Beautiful, spacious, and quiet camping and state park. The hiking is awesome! We hiked the Bluff Trail which has lots of hills and steepness, skinny trail with some drop offs but it was fun! My daughter was a little nervous during the hike but I felt safe so nothing to worry about. Just take…

  • The Keyhole heading towards Treasure Cave
  • Wisconsin river merging into Mississippi river
  • Bluff Trail
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Site202
Month of VisitJune
M
Reviewed May. 7, 2021

GW

Nice campground with some non-electric sites on bank of Cedar River, clean shower house and flush toilets. On Cedar Valley bike trail (100+miles of interconnecting bike trial. major Hwy on two sides of park, sleeping in a tenet it was very noisy at night. and a train track close by (again at night)

M
Reviewed May. 7, 2021

on Bigwood's lake

Nice County camp ground (Black Hawk), Electric and non-electric sites. campground sits on edge of lake. Bike trail runs by campground and connects to the Cedar Valley Trail (100+miles of interconnecting hard surface bike trails). NOTE: Some Hwy noise at night as Hwy 218 is right next door)

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