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Eldergrove, Iowa

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65 Reviews of 8 Eldergrove, Iowa Campgrounds

cThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

Nice park

Went there last weekend had to do a walk up everything else was reserved. Clean park area, bathrooms were disgusting though. Talked to the DNR he was very friendly and knowledgeable. Plenty of places to walk around and hike. Overall a good place to stay for a few days but not much to do after that

Month of VisitJuly
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
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
Kim L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Quiet and friendly RV camping

This is a RV campground, with both seasonal and weekend sites. Coin laundry and shower room with 4 showers. They have nice level site in a grassy and sandy area, with enough tree coverage for shade but not so much you’re freaking out parking your camper. Big rig friendly. Decent wi-fi and plenty of…

  • fresh mats for shower!
  • playground with Gaga pit , slides, mini golf, sandbox with diggers
  • mix of new and vintage playground items
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SiteSite 7
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
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
J D.
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2021

Perfect location in the Driftless

Nice campground, beautiful stream runs through it. Mountains, valleys, just gorgeous. Clean bathrooms with hot water. Shed with dry wood for purchase. Electricity, potable water connections, sewer.

  • and a river runs through it ...
Site11
Month of VisitMay
Jay W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2021

Great camping.

Beautiful Park and wonderful Campground with restrooms & showers. they also Supply you firewood.

  • Guy checking out the tent.
  • the campground
Site# 9
Month of VisitMay
Melanie Jo L.
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2021

Great, amazing, fun, family oriented!

Great scenery and views! Fun trails, great beach, lighthouse, boat docks, cabins, caves, and much more. Absolutely loved this place! Had a blast got lots of great pics and memories! Loved the trails but most of all the amazing views/scenery! Fun family oriented park!

  • Trail entrance
Month of VisitSeptember
Kevin C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2021

Great backpacking loop

I've done this loop several times, and have never been disappointed. Lots of quiet, and many more great views on the upper trails. There are some thin trails down steeper hillsides, so make sure to take it slower if the ground is muddy.

James M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2021

Best Wildplace Camping in Iowa

Trout streams well fed, campsites spread out well, amenities good for primitive use area. Horses welcome, firewood and ice available. Historical Fire Tower hike/visit is a must. Primitive pack-in sites, 1 cabin available. Modern Cabin is well maintained, electricity, microwave, a full sized…

  • an original sign
  • original fire tower
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SiteCabin
Month of VisitSeptember
Lee D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2020

Many different camping options

There are two campgrounds at this park (the first state park in Iowa): a primitive one and a “modern” one. The primitive one (Six Pine) only has a pit toilet and each site has a fire grate and a picnic table. The modern campground (South Lake) has 30 amp, 50 amp, and tent sites. The electric sites…

  • The tent sites were much more generous in size than the RV sites (but not always level)
  • Site 125 in the Six Pine (primitive) campground
  • Site 33 in the South Lake (modern) campground
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Site33
Month of VisitSeptember
Katie J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2020

Favorite Iowa Park

This park is perfect for families or anyone looking for plenty of activities. They have boat rentals, amazing trails, a camp store onsite, a swimming beach and super clean bathrooms. Stayed at tent site #24 in the Southlake Campground, and it was fairly quiet even on a busy holiday weekend.

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2020

Great park!

I tent camped at Six Pines Campground for 3 nights in August. The park has two campgrounds and this one is non electric with pit toilets and water. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a really nice grill. The sites are large and flat and the ones on the outside of the loop are well…

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