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Bard, Iowa

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214 Reviews of 113 Bard, Iowa Campgrounds

JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2021

Beautiful, clean and well kept!

Stopped here in September. Very nice and clean! Beautiful area!

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Month of VisitOctober
James M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2021

Good County CG within lake complex

CG offers standard electric/water sites with dump station, tenting, cg host onsite, showers/restrooms, soda, playground, 2 luxury cabins, kayak/paddle boats/concessions at beach during in season, god fishing, world class disc golf course.

  • entry sign
  • register at Gate 5
  • CG host
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Month of VisitOctober
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2021

Wonderful campground!

This is one of the nicest, cleanest campgrounds! Sites are spacious, bathhouse is spotless, campground host who checked us in was so friendly and welcoming! I loved this campground!

Month of VisitOctober
James M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2021

Nice forested CG near Coralville Lake

Tent area among trees includes fire rings. Showers/restrooms onsite, walk in sites too, firewood available at West Overlook permit station, beach nearby, Iowa River and Coralville Lake nearby (good fishing).

  • reserve at West Overlook fee booth
  • restrooms/showers onsite
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Month of VisitSeptember
James M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2021

Great CG along Coralville Lake

CG is spread out along pines, forest, and open areas including shoreline to Coralville Lake. Sites include electric or primitive. Multiple shower/restrooms, firewood available, recycling, beach and boat ramp, COE Visitor Center near by, ice cream shop just down road, trails, well maintained…

  • fishing Iowa River, big one got away
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  • wood and recycling onsite
  • boat ramp for campers only
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Month of VisitOctober
James M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2021

Nice campground along Iowa River

CG has sites along Iowa River for good fishing and paddling. Shower house, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, recycling, dump station, primitive and electric sites, trails, wood availability at West Overlook across dam in complex. Nature center nearby.

Month of VisitOctober
Dan B.
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2021

Great spot to unwind and plenty for the kids to do!

Fantastic campground.
Facilities were well maintained and the staff was great!

Traveling with 3 younger kids and they enjoyed all the activities.

We'll be back here again, for sure.

Month of VisitSeptember
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2021

End of Summer Trip

Nice sites, great beach, and just close enough to town to grab some ice cream from a local shop. Would visit again if in the area.

Month of VisitSeptember
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2021

$10 a night for primitive camping, $20 a night for electric and water hookups.

We like primitive camping, there are only reservations for hookups, not primitive.

There are no camping sites for primitive camping, just drive to a spot you like, put your money in an envelope into a mail box.

SiteWe were the only campers in the whole campground.
Month of VisitSeptember
Cynthia K.
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2021

Easy on/off the interstate

This is our 3rd time visiting this KOA. We've yet to be disappointed! No traffic noise. Our site was across from the picnic area & we had a nice view of the lake. Nice place to relax after a day on the road. Clean bathrooms & showers. We didn't use the pool, but it looked nice. Easy on/off…

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Month of VisitAugust
Julie J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2021

Great Overnight Spot

Just off I-80 this was a clean, large, level, grassy tents sites. Gas station right next door. Owner was very friendly and helpful. No reservation needed. We came in after hours and owner greeted us and made sure we got settled. Would definitely stay here again.

SiteTent Site
Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2021

Nice simple place for tent camping

We tent camped here a few weeks ago and it was pretty nice. You self check in and cost is only $10/night for primitive. They don’t have electric or water hookups for tent camping which was ok for us. It was easy to find and quiet. The only downside is the lake was filled with algae. So if you’re…

Month of VisitSeptember
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2021

Gorgeous But Not For Tent Campers

This campground is one of the prettiest we've stayed at, but had its limitations, too.


  • Sites are very, very spacious. It's easy to keep to yourself. 
  • Doesn't have a party vibe, if you're into peace and quiet
  • The park is HUGE. Lots to see, many spots to have a picnic or hike…
Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2021

West Lake Park- Great Place to Park!

Enjoyed almost 2 weeks at West Lake Park, part of the Scott County, IA park system. Helpful staff, park rangers make daily patrols, nice spots, many with shade trees & decent room. There are numerous walking trails & is minutes away from the heart of downtown. Overall, a great RV parking…

SiteWest Lake Park
Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2021

Quiet Spot on the Iowa River

Nice level spots on the Iowa River, both back country and electrical sites available

Month of VisitSeptember

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