Best Camping near Edgewood, IA

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Best Camping Sites Near Edgewood, IA (149)

    Camper-submitted photo from Six Pines Campground — Backbone State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Six Pines Campground — Backbone State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Six Pines Campground — Backbone State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Six Pines Campground — Backbone State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Six Pines Campground — Backbone State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Six Pines Campground — Backbone State Park

    1.

    Six Pines Campground — Backbone State Park

    29 Reviews
    114 Photos
    105 Saves
    Dundee, Iowa

    Located about an hour’s drive north of Cedar Rapids, Backbone State Park is Iowa’s oldest state park. Established in 1920, it was named for a narrow limestone ridge—the Devil’s Backbone—along the Maquoketa River. At its founding, it was one of the largest state parks in the U.S. to offer camping, picnicking and hiking opportunities. Since that time, the park has expanded to 2,100 acres—almost double its original size—and offers even more opportunities for locals and visitors to get outdoors and enjoy some time in nature. Whether it’s wandering the woods, fishing on a quiet creek, lounging by the lake, or just napping in shade under a swinging hammock, there’s something for everyone here.

    The two campgrounds at Backbone State Park offers 125 campsites for tent and RV campers. The large South Lake Campground has nearly 100 sites, about half with electrical hookups, with flush toilets and showers. The smaller Six Pines Campground has 27 primitive tent sites with vault toilets. Most sites are open and grassy, but there are plenty of shade trees around. Both locations have drinking water faucets and trash receptacles; a dump station is located at the South Lake Campground. The park also offers a few 1- and 2-bedroom cabins for those visiting sans tent or RV; bedding not provided. Many sites and facilities are ADA accessible. A small store in the park sells bait, firewood and some concessions. Reservations are accepted, but some sites are held open for first-come, first-served campers. Seasonal campsite rates range from $6–$16/night; cabins range from $50–$100/night.

    There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy at Backbone State Park. The park features several playgrounds, picnic areas, an outdoor auditorium, and a museum. More than 21 miles of multiuse trails explore the woods and waterways within the park. Taking a hike or ride is the best way to see some of the park’s natural rock features, including the Stone Arch, Balance Rock, and the Devil’s Backbone. In winter, many of these trails are open for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed on Backbone Lake, with kayak and canoe rentals available from the park, and angers can fish for trout on the creek out of Richmond Springs. And rock climbers will find several challenging routes on the park’s many limestone cliffs.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Wyalusing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wyalusing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wyalusing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wyalusing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Wyalusing State Park Campground
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    Wyalusing State Park Campground

    55 Reviews
    251 Photos
    312 Saves
    Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

    Located on a high bluff overlooking the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers, a land of sculpted limestone and prehistoric Native American mounds can be found amid a swath of preserved hardwood forest. Translated “home of the warrior” in the language of the local Munsee–Delaware Indians, Wyalusing Hardwood Forest and the Wyalusing Mounds have received recognition as national natural landmarks and historic places. Adjacent to the forest, Wyalusing State Park is the perfect camping destination for a little outdoors R&R, while discovering more about the natural and cultural history at the junction of Wisconsin’s and America’s greatest waterways.

    Visitors to Wyalusing State Park have two campgrounds to choose from. Wisconsin Ridge is set on a high bluff over the Wisconsin River, and Homestead is located in shady hardwood forest. Combined, they offer 109 campsites for tent and RV campers; there is also a large group campground. Both campgrounds provide flush and vault restrooms, shower facilities and drinking water. A portion of sites in each campground have electrical hookups for RVs, and there is a dump station near the Homestead site. The park also has several picnic areas, sports courts, and five reservable group picnic shelters. Firewood, camping supplies, ice and boat rentals are available at the concession stand. Seasonal campsite rates range from $15–$35/night; entrance to the park requires an additional fee.

    With nearly 24 miles of land and water trails in Wyalusing State Park, you’ll find ample opportunities for exploring riverside bluffs. Whether you like to walk, hike, ride, or paddle, there’s a trail just for you. Take an easy interpretive walk to learn about the park’s flora, fauna and geology; hike to see limestone caves, waterfalls, and a great view of the river; hop on your bike for a ride around the edge of a wooded grassland; or board a canoe or kayak and paddle through the Mississippi backwaters. Many of these trails are also open during the winter for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Other park activities include fishing, bird watching, and seasonal hunting.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Nelson Dewey State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Nelson Dewey State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Nelson Dewey State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Nelson Dewey State Park Campground
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    Nelson Dewey State Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    64 Photos
    43 Saves
    Cassville, Wisconsin

    Welcome to Nelson Dewey State Park Campground! Nestled near the charming town of Cassville, WI, this campground offers a delightful mix of natural beauty and convenient amenities. If you're looking for a spot with stunning views, you've hit the jackpot. The walk-in campsites, especially sites A, B, C, and D, provide breathtaking overlooks of the Mississippi River. Site D, in particular, is a favorite for its incredible vistas and spacious layout.

    The campground is equipped with electric hookups, drinking water, and clean restrooms with showers. There's also a sanitary dump station for RVs. Fires are allowed, and you can pick up firewood on your way in for a small fee. Just be prepared for the summer humidity and bugs—bring your insect repellent to stay comfortable.

    For those who enjoy a bit of adventure, the trails here are enchanting and teeming with wildlife. You might even spot a pair of bald eagles nesting by the river. The sunsets are nothing short of magical, especially when a storm rolls in, creating a dramatic and unforgettable display.

    Cassville is just a short drive away if you need to stock up on supplies or crave a taste of local flavor. The Okey Market is a convenient stop for essentials, and the Silver Spigot Saloon offers cheap beer and tasty fries with a dog-friendly patio.

    Whether you're in a tent, RV, or looking for a glamping experience, Nelson Dewey State Park Campground has something for everyone. The combination of natural beauty, well-maintained facilities, and nearby amenities makes it a fantastic choice for your next camping trip.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $33 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Pikes Peak State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pikes Peak State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pikes Peak State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pikes Peak State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pikes Peak State Park Campground

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    Pikes Peak State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    64 Photos
    172 Saves
    McGregor, Iowa

    Welcome to Pikes Peak State Park Campground, nestled near McGregor, Iowa. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to soak in some stunning river views and enjoy a peaceful camping experience. The campground is open from April 15 to October 15, making it a perfect seasonal retreat.

    One of the standout features here is the breathtaking overlooks of the Mississippi River. Just a short walk from the campground, these views are something you won't want to miss. The park also boasts a variety of hiking trails, some of which lead to a small waterfall and the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. If you're into birdwatching or just love being surrounded by nature, you'll find plenty of birds and other wildlife around.

    The campground itself is well-equipped for both tent and RV camping. There are electric hookups, drinking water, and a sanitary dump station available. The bathrooms and showers are in good condition, and there's even a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Visitors have mentioned that the sites are generally level and spacious, though some areas might have limited shade. The newer RV area offers large spaces but lacks trees, so keep that in mind if you're looking for a more shaded spot. Fire rings with grills are provided at each site, making it easy to cook up a meal while enjoying the great outdoors.

    Whether you're here for the hiking, the views, or just a quiet place to relax, Pikes Peak State Park Campground has something to offer. Enjoy your stay and don't forget to take in those incredible river vistas!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $35 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Fountain Springs County Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from New Wine Park Dubuque County Park
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    New Wine Park Dubuque County Park

    5 Reviews
    22 Photos
    7 Saves
    New Vienna, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Baileys Ford

    4 Reviews
    13 Photos
    15 Saves
    Delhi, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinicon Ridge Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinicon Ridge Park
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    Pinicon Ridge Park

    9 Reviews
    27 Photos
    30 Saves
    Central City, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground
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    Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground

    30 Reviews
    153 Photos
    205 Saves
    Baldwin, Iowa

    This campground offers both electric and non-electric sites as well as modern restroom and shower facility. All campsites are available by reservation only.

    Maquoketa Caves State Park is one of the biggest attractions in Jackson County and is a great place for spelunkers and hiking enthusiasts. The caves in the area were formed after millennia of water erosion on limestone bedrock. This park contains more caves than any other state park in Iowa. The park itself covers 370 acres nestled among hardwood trees and high bluffs. With approximately thirteen caves, a great experience awaits you at this interesting and unique state park.

    Bird Watching
    Cave Exploring/Spelunking
    Dump Station
    Geological Formations
    Handicap Access
    Hiking
    Interpretive Exhibit/Display
    Modern Restroom
    Park Office
    Parking
    Picnic Area
    
    Playground
    Registration Building
    Restrooms
    Showers
    Toilet, Pit/Vault
    Trash Dumpster
    Visitor Center
    Water Hydrants
    Wildflower Viewing
    Wildlife Viewing
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Bailey Ford Delaware County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bailey Ford Delaware County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bailey Ford Delaware County Park

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    Bailey Ford Delaware County Park

    2 Reviews
    3 Photos
    7 Saves
    Delhi, Iowa
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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Edgewood, IA?

According to TheDyrt.com, Edgewood, IA offers a wide range of camping options, with 149 campgrounds and RV parks near Edgewood, IA and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

Which is the most popular campground near Edgewood, IA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Edgewood, IA is Six Pines Campground — Backbone State Park with a 4.4-star rating from 29 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Edgewood, IA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near Edgewood, IA.

What parks are near Edgewood, IA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 parks near Edgewood, IA that allow camping, notably Coralville Lake and Mississippi River - Pools 11-22.