Top Equestrian Camping near Iowa City, IA

Do you love the outdoors and horses? If you're looking for a rustic but comfortable experience, horse camping in Iowa City is the way to go. Equestrian camping is the best way to experience nature. These scenic and easy-to-reach Iowa City campsites are perfect for equestrian campers.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Iowa City, IA (7)

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      1.

      Wanatee Park (formerly Squaw Creek)

      4 Reviews
      30 Saves
      Marion, Iowa
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

      $23 - $33 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Main Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Main Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Main Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Main Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Main Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Main Camping

      2.

      Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Main Camping

      4 Reviews
      37 Photos
      12 Saves
      West Liberty, Iowa

      The Main Campground at the Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area has the following amenities

      · 24 camping spurs

      · Electrical hookups

      · Modern restrooms and showers

      · Drinking water

      · Dump station

      · Firewood

      · Playground

      · Campground host

      Campsites have picnic tables, fire rings, and on-site parking. Campsites are $20 per night. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. No reservations are taken.

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

      $15 - $20 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Matsell Bridge Natural Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Matsell Bridge Natural Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Scott County Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Scott County Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Scott County Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Scott County Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Scott County Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Scott County Park

      4.

      Scott County Park

      11 Reviews
      47 Photos
      48 Saves
      Eldridge, Iowa

      Welcome to Scott County Park, nestled near Eldridge, IA. This place is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature without sacrificing modern comforts. The Pine Grove Campground, one of the park's highlights, offers spacious, shaded sites perfect for both tents and RVs. If you're rolling in with a big rig, no worries—these sites can handle it.

      One of the standout features here is the shower house. Visitors rave about the hot water and cleanliness, making it a great spot to freshen up after a day of hiking or exploring. Speaking of exploring, the park has plenty of hiking trails that wind through beautiful wooded areas. There's even a pool with water slides and a splash area for the kids, which is a lifesaver on those hot summer days.

      For those traveling with pets, you'll be glad to know that pets are welcome. Just make sure to keep them on a leash and clean up after them. The park staff and rangers are friendly and helpful, always making sure the grounds are well-maintained and safe.

      If you're into history, don't miss the Pioneer Village. It's a short hike from the campground and offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, complete with a blacksmith shop and old train cars. And yes, there's an ice cream shop—because who doesn't love a sweet treat after a hike?

      Cell service is solid, especially for Verizon and AT&T users, so you can stay connected if needed. Just remember, if you arrive after 10 PM, you'll need to pick a spot and pay in the morning.

      So pack your bags, grab your gear, and come enjoy all that Scott County Park has to offer. Whether you're here for a night or a week, you're in for a treat.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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        5.

        Keokuk County Belva Deer Park

        1 Review
        2 Saves
        Sigourney, Iowa
        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Electric Hookups
        • Phone Service
        • RVs
        • Tents
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          6.

          Wakpicada Natural Area

          1 Review
          10 Saves
          Central City, Iowa
          • Pets
          • Fires
          • Phone Service
          • Tents
          • Equestrian
          • Trash
          Camper-submitted photo from Loud Thunder Forest Preserve- Horse Corral Campgrounds
          Camper-submitted photo from Loud Thunder Forest Preserve- Horse Corral Campgrounds
          Camper-submitted photo from Loud Thunder Forest Preserve- Horse Corral Campgrounds
          Camper-submitted photo from Loud Thunder Forest Preserve- Horse Corral Campgrounds
          Camper-submitted photo from Loud Thunder Forest Preserve- Horse Corral Campgrounds
          Camper-submitted photo from Loud Thunder Forest Preserve- Horse Corral Campgrounds

          7.

          Loud Thunder Forest Preserve- Horse Corral Campgrounds

          1 Review
          8 Photos
          5 Saves
          Illinois City, Illinois

          Primitive area with water & 20 amp electrical service and RV pads with water, electricity and sewer hook-ups.

          Camp the way you like. We understand that some people like to pitch a tent and cook over an open fire, and others just don’t. That’s okay with us because we have campsites for both. The only restriction is that equestrians must utilize the designated sites within the Horse Corral campground, all others may utilize any campsite of their choosing regardless of their camping unit. Only one camping unit is allowed per site, "children's tents are considered a camping unit".

          District policy does not allow staff to issue refunds of any kind on reservations or the relocation/switching of reserved sites, reservations require a two-night minimum.

          All campers must secure a camping permit and check-in (reservation or no reservation) at the Park Office before they set-up camp.

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

          $20 - $26 / night


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        Frequently Asked Questions

        Which is the most popular equestrian campsite near Iowa City, IA?

        According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Iowa City, IA is Wanatee Park (formerly Squaw Creek) with a 4.8-star rating from 4 reviews.

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