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Canby, Iowa

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129 Reviews of 25 Canby, Iowa Campgrounds

R
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Great Find

Follow the signs to “ camping”. There was nobody there and a pretty awesome playground for the kids.  clean accessible and a drive through a quaint little town. What else could you ask for?

Month of VisitAugust
K
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2021

Nice, quiet spot.

Hidden gem. Just a few mins off I-80 but no noise or signs of heavytraffic. Cute, quaint little town. All pull through spots and all sites are level. Not all spots have picnic tables or fire rings but there were very few campers so we had our pick of spots. Playset for younger kids. Golf course and…

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Month of VisitJuly
Jessica
Reviewed May. 28, 2021

Right on the Water

We lucked out and nabbed a site right on the water on a really full weekend! It was a BEAUTIFUL view. The bathrooms/shower houses were immaculate and well kept. Solid firewood, $5 for 8 pieces. It was packed but definitely didn't feel like it. We had 5 dogs in our group and spent a lot of time on…

  • setting up!
Site134
Month of VisitJune
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Gorgeous in the fall!

We stayed during the campground's last weekend in October, and loved it. It was so gorgeous with all the fall colors, and it's really a gem of a campground.

Pros:

-Beautiful, huge lake with lots of pretty views

-Primitive spots are separated from electric spots, which is great if you're…

  • Primitive camping area without any tents set up
  • Primitive camping spot after setting up
  • Electric sites along the lake
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Month of VisitNovember
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Worth a stay!

We've tent camped twice at Springbrook, and though it's not perfect, it's a nice campground we plan to keep coming back to for a number of reasons.

Pros:

-Not a far drive from Des Moines, but still quite remote

-Lots of nice hiking trails

-Easy access to large, mostly clean modern…

  • Tent camping spot
  • A corner of the lake
  • The lake
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Month of VisitAugust
Doug W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 2, 2021

A hidden gem.

Just 2 miles south of I80 but a world apart. This is a great stop if traveling I80. It is a bargain at $20 for full hookups. They have tent sites also.

The park is clean and clearly under utilized as there were only 3 of us in a park with more than 40 sites.

It is very quiet, right in small town…

Site27
Month of VisitJune
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2021

River View!

We settled into one electrical site and one tent site for our adventure. The tent section offers fairly large sites, and views of the river. Our electrical site was decent size and the"backyard" was right up to the river bank. We anticipated some rain so we set up a screen tent for shelter right…

  • Peaceful River Front Morning Coffee
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Month of VisitMay
Isaac F.
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2021

Had the lake to ourselves!

Although there were RVers and a nice group of Boy Scoutspaet of the time, there was no one else in our tent camping side. We had chilly weather, but marvelous views of the water with a rare flock of pelicans! Some of the trails were muddy, but there plenty of others to choose from. Red buds and…

Month of VisitMay
Abby M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2021

Just okay - safe for a night

Stopped here on my way to Nebraska and it did the job, but would have driven further to a rest stop if I had the energy. Train comes through around 3 and 5am blowing its horn for 10 seconds. You’re also surrounded by homes so you hear the families and their dogs. There’s electrical, water and…

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Month of VisitMay
Angel E.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2021

Great place

Very nice place, close to the lake. Beach at walking distance through the trail. Fishing area, two kid playgrounds and at around 15 minutes to any grocery stores and gas stations.

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austin
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2021

The most windy experience ever

We showed up easter sunday when everyone in the loop left except one van, so it was pretty empty. But the wind was so intense an constant. Probably about 20 to 25mph wind all day and night. Temp was mid 70s to 80s. Well kept sites and the park ranger came through to check reservations were correct…

KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2021

Nice spot.

Road improvement 2021 is nice, cutting down the shade trees, not nice.

This is a regular stop on my campground rotation.  Camp host's are the best ever.  Clean facilities.  Has both shaded and open spots, yurts, trails.  There are lots of activities, kids can swim below the ford, canoe starting on…

Month of VisitJune
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2021

Nice park, camping below par

Most packed side by side, back to back. The few good sites are continually reseved.
Campers are loud well beyond midnight. If you like to whoop it up all night, this is the camp ground to go to, no enforcement Small lake is nice, trails are nice. Camp store and beach house (rentals) closed…

KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2021

Great area, next to middle raccoon river with access.

Quiet town, campground. Canoeing, walleye fishing. Turn of century museum within walking distance. National golf course, par 3 golf course at nearby lake panorama is open to the public.

Lee D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2020

So much to do!

The best feature of this park, in my opinion, is the four-mile paved recreation trail that goes around the entire 171-acre lake. Good for walking, running, or biking. The lake is beautiful, and we also saw people boating, kayaking, and fishing. Although swimming is also allowed, the beach was not…

  • Running Man Sculpture near the entrance to the trail
  • Four-mile paved trail around the lake offers many recreational options
  • Many sites look out on the lake
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Month of VisitSeptember

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