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186 Reviews of 73 Lima, 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
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

Great Campground for Kids, Lots of Amenities

Decent sites with full hook ups. Little shade with small trees next to about each site. Gas, propane, laundry room, beach area, small boat rentals, good sized convenience store with ice, beer, snacks, milkshake machine, etc. Enough to do for a day or two without going to the water park. Overall…

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

state park that shows how beautiful it can be

this park has hiking(on path or off), fishing in multiple lakes and the cedar river, and a beach!!! maxx rentals will rent you from float mats to double kayaks. i suggest if you like well kept campgrounds try a weekend here

Sitesites on river
Month of VisitJuly
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
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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
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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.
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Month of VisitJune
Amber C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Beautiful views and peaceful camping!

Beautiful, spacious, and quiet camping and state park. The hiking is awesome! We hiked the Bluff Trail which has lots of hills and steepness, skinny trail with some drop offs but it was fun! My daughter was a little nervous during the hike but I felt safe so nothing to worry about. Just take…

  • The Keyhole heading towards Treasure Cave
  • Wisconsin river merging into Mississippi river
  • Bluff Trail
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Month of VisitJune
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Reviewed May. 7, 2021

Heery woods

Nice wooded campground on the Shell Rock River. 19 electric sites (no water/sewer hookup at sites), 11 sites are right on the river with gravel pads the remaining sites are grass and away from the river.  couple primitive sites scattered around camp ground. all sites have fire pits and picnic…

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Reviewed May. 7, 2021

GW

Nice campground with some non-electric sites on bank of Cedar River, clean shower house and flush toilets. On Cedar Valley bike trail (100+miles of interconnecting bike trial. major Hwy on two sides of park, sleeping in a tenet it was very noisy at night. and a train track close by (again at night)

Melanie Jo L.
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2021

Fun family oriented park

I grew up going to this park both camping here and watching softball games with my friends. Also fishing a picnics! Close to home!

  • My god kids playing softball
Month of VisitJuly
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
Mike G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2021

Nicely Kept Campground

Really nicely kept camp ground. A bit too close to traffic for a completely quiet night. Bathrooms were warm and really clean, staff was really great and if youre bringing a pet, there were plenty of areas to walk. Fishing was really great catching several fish for dinner including some really nice…

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