Top Cabin Camping near Elkader, IA

Cabin camping is an amazing way to experience Elkader, while still enjoying a little rustic luxury. The Dyrt is the ultimate place to find cabins for your next outdoor adventure near Elkader. Each cabin rental offers quick access to one or more of Elkader's most popular destinations.

Best Cabin Camping Sites Near Elkader, IA (18)

    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

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    Six Pines Campground — Backbone State Park

    29 Reviews
    114 Photos
    104 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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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Skip-A-Way Resort

    3 Reviews
    10 Photos
    12 Saves
    West Union, Iowa
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Boulder Creek Campground
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    Boulder Creek Campground

    3 Reviews
    40 Photos
    6 Saves
    Bagley, Wisconsin

    Nestled in the bluffs of the Mississippi River Valley, in Wisconsin's Grant County, Boulder Creek is the place for your next camping adventure!

    Our campground is conveniently located near Wyalusing State Park, as well as local restaurants, bars, and shops. We are close to ATV/UTV trails, historical sites, wineries, beaches, public boat launches, and SO much more!

    Our spacious campsites, and amount of on-site amenities, make us the perfect destination for your next outdoor adventure. We have 180 sites, including 20/30/50 Amp sites with full water, electric & sewer, to cozy Canyon Chateau Cabins that sleep up to 10!

    ***We can't wait to welcome you to Boulder Creek in Bagley, WI! ***

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $32 - $260 / night

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      Spook Cave and Campground

      1 Review
      4 Saves
      Marquette, Iowa
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      • Electric Hookups
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      Camper-submitted photo from Fire Tower Cabin — Yellow River State Forest
      Camper-submitted photo from Fire Tower Cabin — Yellow River State Forest
      Camper-submitted photo from Fire Tower Cabin — Yellow River State Forest
      Camper-submitted photo from Fire Tower Cabin — Yellow River State Forest
      Camper-submitted photo from Fire Tower Cabin — Yellow River State Forest
      Camper-submitted photo from Fire Tower Cabin — Yellow River State Forest

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      Fire Tower Cabin — Yellow River State Forest

      2 Reviews
      75 Photos
      1 Save
      Waterville, Iowa

      Yellow River State Forest is a perfect place to explore some of Iowa's best hiking trails. Located in northeast Iowa in Allamakee County, the forest is part of the "driftless area" that escaped the glaciers during the most recent ice age. The forest consists of 8,900 acres of hardwood and coniferous forest and is comprised of 6 units.

      The Paint Creek Unit is of primary interest to the recreationist, with well-kept camping areas, equestrian accommodations, fishing, hunting, and over 45 miles of trails for hiking, equestrian riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

      One rustic camping cabin is available to rent from April 15th through October 31st of each year. There is a minimum stay requirement of 2 nights for this cabin. This rustic cabin has electricity, a microwave, a full-sized refrigerator, and two porches, where one of them is screened in. Visitors must provide their own bedding, towels, cooking utensils, and other essential items. The cabin is located near the backpack registration parking lot and the forestry office.

      • Fires
      • Reservable
      • Trash
      • Picnic Table
      • Firewood Available
      • Showers

      $75 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Sports Unlimited Campground
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      Camper-submitted photo from Pinicon Ridge Park
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      Pinicon Ridge Park

      9 Reviews
      27 Photos
      28 Saves
      Central City, Iowa
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      • RVs
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      Camper-submitted photo from Chimney Rock Canoe and Campground
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      Chimney Rock Canoe and Campground

      6 Reviews
      9 Photos
      38 Saves
      Cresco, Iowa

      Chimney Rock campground has medium service private campground with cabin rentals, canoe, and kayak rentals. Primitive and electric sites and livery service. Located along the gorgeous upper iowa river. Chimney rock campground 5 small (six person) cabins and 2 Large (12 person) cabins. All have heat and air conditioning. All include: stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, pots and pans as well as complete table service. You do need to bring your own bedding. There are full sized bunk beds in the lower level and queen beds in the loft. There is also a water storage container and sink for washing dishes. For bathing we have a community bath and shower house. There are porta potties located very near the cabins as well.

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      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Red Barn Resort and Campground

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      Red Barn Resort and Campground

      1 Review
      1 Photo
      18 Saves
      Lansing, Iowa

      Red Barn Campground and Restaurant is a cozy hideaway in the hills of Iowa. People come for the scenery, the fishing and the fun. We welcome seasonals, weekenders and locals alike.

      It’s a great place to relax with family, make new friends and just take a break from the day to day. Enjoy solitude walking on nature paths and trout fishing. Join friends around the community fire pit. Let the kids play in the arcade or on the playground. Finish the day at our full service bar and grill.

      Families have been coming to Red Barn Campground and Restaurant for generations. Season after season, they return with their RVs, boats and fishing poles. Some guests have been coming to Red Barn since they were kids, and now come with their grandkids. There’s no shortage of campfire stories or fisherman’s tales.

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      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

      $25 - $39 / night

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