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65 Reviews of 21 Fairview, Iowa Campgrounds

Kerry M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2021

Nice state forest with trout fishing

Iowa only has a few state forests and this one has something the others do not... trout fishing.

There are actually three campgrounds in YRSF... one on Little Paint Creek, one equestrian campground on Little Paint Creek, and a campground on Paint Creek. I have stayed at both non-equestrian…

  • Panorama from one of the overlooks at YRSF, showing the Paint Creek campground
  • Paint Creek campground from above
  • Camping at Little Paint Creek campground
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Month of VisitMay
S
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

Pretty spot, but one big issue

Miller River is a good urban campground, as it is tucked away from the city but still within 5 minutes of downtown. Its location on the river is very nice, and the tent sites are set apart from the RV area, which I appreciated. Upon check-in, the workers were friendly and helpful. The bathrooms are…

Site53
Month of VisitSeptember
Matthew B.
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Peaceful county park.

Electric and water only. Nice playground for young kids. Limited activities.

SiteWater/electric
Month of VisitJuly
Clint  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2021

Perfect County Campground

We stayed at this campground for 7 nights with W/E hook ups.  Dump available on entrance/exit.  The site was a level rock pad witch was very spacious with a fire ring and picnic table.  Nearest grocery store was within 5 miles.  The bathrooms and shower were very clean with lots of hot water. …

Site12
Month of VisitNovember
D
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2021

Great place for kids

Great owners, loads of stuff for kids (putt putt, paddle boats, horseshoes, basketball, Gaga, trampoline, playground). Near the highway so it has truck noise

Site44
Month of VisitAugust
Chris D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 23, 2021

Nice, quiet out of the way campground

Eden Valley Refuge is a nice out of the way campground on the banks of Bear Creek. We stayed in the RV/Camper side of the campground which is on the other side of the road from the refuge and trails. We stayed in spot #10 with was nice and roomy. All 28 sites have electric and water. Some are a…

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Site10
Month of VisitJune
Ronnie N.
Reviewed May. 22, 2021

park is barren

camped her for years and the park has lost its camp host. soooo honesty pay system is in effect. the park has a nice primitive spot along the river

Siteprimitive
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
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

Great view of the river

The park is a little hard to find as the signs are not obvious and the road circles the greyhound track and a casino hotel.  Many of the sites have a riverview and a second line of sites back up to the woods.  There was evidence of wet conditions and the park had recently added some gravel to the…

  • Site 15B
  • Bridge on Highway 61
  • Beaver gnawed tree with a view of the marina
Site15B
Month of VisitMay
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
Ronnie N.
Reviewed May. 13, 2021

something for everyone

from trout steam,river access for boats or kayaks, to the beautiful trails with educational signs along it. this park is perfect

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
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Beautiful Mississippi River Views

Very quiet, small campground (possibly more quiet than usual being the 1st weekend of the season).  Most sites are relatively private.  Nice hiking trails within a short walking distance from campsites.  There are 4 walk-in sites overlooking the Mississippi River.  Clean restroom/showers.

  • Mississippi River
  • Campsite #20
  • Mississippi River
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Site20
Month of VisitJune
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
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.

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