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146 Reviews of 19 Hesper, Iowa Campgrounds

D
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Nice campground!

We camped with family in the group circle site. The circle group site has a nice big area for the kids to play. The playground and lake was also fun for the kids too.

Sitegroup site
Month of VisitJuly
Megan L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2021

Open land, surrounded by trees

Campsites are flat and grassy. They back up to each other so good for groups camping together. Has horse tie ups and great trails

Month of VisitAugust
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
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
Megan J.
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2021

Great place

Bathrooms are close to camp. Camp sites are close to eachother, but there is tons of camping to get away!

Month of VisitSeptember
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.

Amy G.The Dyrt ADMIN User
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2021

Small and quaint with plenty of space

This campground is small and quaint...plenty of space without being too close to your neighbors.  Super easy to social distance here.

We visited in winter (February) and while there was snow on the ground, the spaces were kept plowed with easy access to the electric boxes.  We were in a…

  • Fire pit and wooded area at campsite 202
  • One of the pull through spaces
  • From the loop back towards space 202
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Site202
Month of VisitMarch
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
  • (51) View All
SiteCabin
Month of VisitSeptember
Jennifer B.
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2021

Beautiful state park!

We stayed here last summer and it’s a great place to explore the region near the Mississippi River. Lots of amazing views, interactive signs and information that was perfect for our 4 year old. Close to the river and the town which was beautiful also!

Kathy L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2021

Good shade and privacy

We stayed here for one night in August 2020 en route to black hills. Nice site(number 80), good shade and privacy between sites.  Some mosquitos in evening.

SiteSite 80
Month of VisitSeptember
Joseph N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2020

Nice escape

Perfect for a quick night away from the twin cities. Several small hikes to the bluffs right from the campground loop. Solid campground all around.

Mandee L.
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2020

Great hiking, no mosquitoes!

We stayed at Minneiska campground since Cedar Hills is under construction this year. It's a newer campground so the vegetation hasn't grown in fully yet - your neighbors are visible but there's good distance between sites so it wasn't a problem at all. The grounds themselves are really well-kept…

  • Chimney Rock
  • Fall colors on the Dakota trail
Site218
Month of VisitNovember

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