Best Camping near Marengo, IA

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Marengo, IA is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. Marengo is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Iowa camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Marengo, IA (88)

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Macbride State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Macbride State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Macbride State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Macbride State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Macbride State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Macbride State Park Campground

    1.

    Lake Macbride State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    86 Photos
    79 Saves
    Coralville Lake, Iowa

    Named after Thomas Macbride, the “father” of Iowa conservation, Lake Macbride State Park is a popular lakeside destination with family friendly outdoor activities. Several multi-use trails wind around the lake, featuring the sights and sounds of Iowa’s native birds. In the summer, soak up the sun by kayaking, paddling or swimming in the lake. Whether you’re visiting for an afternoon or a weekend, Lake Macbride features numerous amenities to enjoy year round.

    Camp in one of the two campgrounds at Lake Macbride. A modern campground is located in the northern unit of the park with full and electric hookups, a shower and restroom, and a trailer dump station. One non modern campground can be found in the southern unit of the park with a beautiful shaded setting near the lake. Some campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and advance reservations can be made through the online reservation system for Lake Macbride State Park.

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

    $9 - $19 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sugar Bottom Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sugar Bottom Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sugar Bottom Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sugar Bottom Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sugar Bottom Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sugar Bottom Campground

    2.

    Sugar Bottom Campground

    23 Reviews
    66 Photos
    84 Saves
    North Liberty, Iowa

    Overview

    The Sugar Bottom Campground is located on the shores of Coralville Lake. The Coralville Lake Project is a multipule use project providing primary benefits in flood control and low flow augmentation, and secondary benefits in recreation, fish and wildlife management and forest management. Coralville Lake provides many recreational opportunities, including boating, camping, hiking, mountain biking, lake and river fishing, swimming, water activities, picnicking, and hunting.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy Coralville Lake for boating, fishing, swimming and water activities. Anglers will find large and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye and catfish. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities in Sugar Bottom. Several trails are within Sugar Bottom, including the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Sugar Bottom Mountain Bike Trail, and a barrier-free asphalt trail.The Sugar Bottom Disc Golf Course is located in the Sugar Bottom Day Use Area and offers 18 partially wooded and open holes. The Sugar Bottom Mountain Bike Trail is located in the Sugar Bottom Day Use Area and offers beginner to expert trails.

    Facilities

    Visitors enjoy Coralville Lake for boating, fishing, swimming and water activities. Anglers will find large and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye and catfish. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities in Sugar Bottom. Several trails are within Sugar Bottom, including the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Sugar Bottom Mountain Bike Trail, and a barrier-free asphalt trail.The Sugar Bottom Disc Golf Course is located in the Sugar Bottom Day Use Area and offers 18 partially wooded and open holes. The Sugar Bottom Mountain Bike Trail is located in the Sugar Bottom Day Use Area and offers beginner to expert trails.

    Natural Features

    Coralville Lake is located in the Iowa River Valley, just north of Iowa City. The Sugar Bottom Campground lies among a heavily wooded forest of mixed hardwood species on the east side of the lake. Wildlife is abundant throughout the project. Whitetail deer, turkeys, pheasants, waterfowl, song birds and other species roam the lands around the lake.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Devonian Fossil Gorge is 10 miles away, just below the Coralville Dam. It offers a unique opportunity to explore a 375-million-year-old sea floor and discover fossil remains of sea life that once inhabited this tropical marine environment. Twenty Discovery Points can be found throughout the site. Iowa City/Coralville offers the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Iowa campus, hospital and clinics, numerous restaurants and shops as well as Coral Ridge Mall. Cedar Rapids has wonderful cultural, historic and ethnic attractions such as The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and is the home of the Kernels Professional Baseball Club. West Branch boasts the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Presidential Library/Museum. At Amana Colonies visit seven quaint villages with outstanding restaurants, wineries, historic sites and specialty shops. Kalona is known as the __?______?__?__?__?Quilt Capital of Iowa__?______?__?__?__? and is home to an Old Order Amish and Mennonite Community.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from F. W. Kent Park
    Camper-submitted photo from F. W. Kent Park
    Camper-submitted photo from F. W. Kent Park
    Camper-submitted photo from F. W. Kent Park
    Camper-submitted photo from F. W. Kent Park
    Camper-submitted photo from F. W. Kent Park

    3.

    F. W. Kent Park

    14 Reviews
    54 Photos
    98 Saves
    Oxford, Iowa

    Welcome to F. W. Kent Park, a fantastic spot near Oxford, Iowa. This place is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, offering a peaceful retreat with plenty of space to spread out. The campground is known for its quiet atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings, making it perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle.

    One of the standout features here is the spacious campsites. Whether you're in an RV or pitching a tent, you'll find plenty of room to relax without feeling crowded. The park is also big on amenities, with drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets available. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    The park itself is a haven for nature lovers. There are wildflowers everywhere, and the lake is a serene spot for kayaking or just enjoying the view. The walking bridges around the lake are not only picturesque but also have interesting historical tidbits to read. If you're into hiking, there are easy trails that wind through the park, offering a great way to explore the diverse habitats, including forests, prairies, and wetlands.

    For those interested in activities, there's plenty to do. You can paddle, fish, hike, or even take a swim at the beach. The park also has a conservation education center that offers seasonal programs, adding an educational twist to your visit.

    Visitors have praised the park for its well-maintained grounds and the variety of activities available. It's a great spot for a quick getaway or a longer stay, with the added bonus of being close to the Amana Colonies for a bit of local culture and history.

    So pack your gear, grab some firewood, and head over to F. W. Kent Park for a relaxing and enjoyable camping experience.

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

    $20 / night

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    Amana RV Park & Event Center

    9 Reviews
    23 Photos
    12 Saves
    Amana, Iowa

    The Amana RV Park& Event Center is a quiet place for a scenic getaway or long term stay. Offering large, level sites, free wi-fi, laundry facilities, LP service and close proximity to shops and restaurants, the park is a great location for your visit to the Iowa City or Cedar Rapids area. Plenty of festivals and events close by all season to keep you entertained! Open April 1st to November 1st.

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

    $25 - $42 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from West Overlook Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from West Overlook Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from West Overlook Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from West Overlook Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from West Overlook Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from West Overlook Campground

    5.

    West Overlook Campground

    14 Reviews
    62 Photos
    43 Saves
    Coralville, Iowa

    Overview

    The West Overlook Campground is located within the Dam Complex at the Coralville Lake Project. The Coralville Lake Project is a multiple use project providing primary benefits in flood control and low flow augmentation, and secondary benefits in recreation, fish and wildlife management and forest management. Coralville Lake provides many recreational opportunities, including boating, camping, hiking, mountain biking, lake and river fishing, swimming, water skiing, picnicking and hunting.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy Coralville Lake for camping, boating, fishing, swimming and water activities. Anglers will find large and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye and catfish. Several trails are within the Dam Complex, including Squire Point, Woodpecker Trail, Tailwater Riverwalk and barrier-free Veterans Trail.The Devonian Fossil Gorge is just below the dam, offering a unique opportunity to explore a 375-million-year old sea floor and discover fossil remains of sea life that once inhabited this tropical marine environment. Twenty discovery points can be found throughout the site along with a cell phone audio tour. The Turkey Creek Disc Golf Course is located in the Dam Complex and offers nine partially wooden and open holes.

    Facilities

    Visitors enjoy Coralville Lake for camping, boating, fishing, swimming and water activities. Anglers will find large and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye and catfish. Several trails are within the Dam Complex, including Squire Point, Woodpecker Trail, Tailwater Riverwalk and barrier-free Veterans Trail.The Devonian Fossil Gorge is just below the dam, offering a unique opportunity to explore a 375-million-year old sea floor and discover fossil remains of sea life that once inhabited this tropical marine environment. Twenty discovery points can be found throughout the site along with a cell phone audio tour. The Turkey Creek Disc Golf Course is located in the Dam Complex and offers nine partially wooden and open holes.

    Natural Features

    Coralville Lake is located in the Iowa River Valley, just north of Iowa City. The West Overlook Campground lies among a heavily wooded forest of mixed hardwood species on the west side of the dam. Wildlife is abundant throughout the project. Whitetail deer, turkeys, pheasants, waterfowl, song birds and other species roam the lands around the lake.

    Nearby Attractions

    Iowa City/Coralville offers the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Iowa campus, hospital and clinics, numerous restaurants and shops as well as Coral Ridge Mall. Cedar Rapids has wonderful cultural, historic and ethnic attractions such as The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library and is the home of the Kernels Professional Baseball Club. West Branch boasts the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Presidential Library/Museum. At Amana Colonies visit seven quaint villages with outstanding restaurants, wineries, historic sites and specialty shops. Kalona is known as the "Quilt Capital of Iowa" and is home to an Old Order Amish and Mennonite Community.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from BEYONDER Getaway at Sleepy Hollow
    Camper-submitted photo from BEYONDER Getaway at Sleepy Hollow
    Camper-submitted photo from BEYONDER Getaway at Sleepy Hollow
    Camper-submitted photo from BEYONDER Getaway at Sleepy Hollow
    Camper-submitted photo from BEYONDER Getaway at Sleepy Hollow
    Camper-submitted photo from BEYONDER Getaway at Sleepy Hollow

    6.

    BEYONDER Getaway at Sleepy Hollow

    7 Reviews
    12 Photos
    25 Saves
    Oxford, Iowa

    Sleepy Hollow RV Park and Campground will offer you a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. Fishing in the pond, swimming in the in-ground pool, making sand castles on the beach or exploring local festivals --these are just a few of the things that make camping at Sleepy Hollow RV Park and Campground such a fun experience. Join us for kid-focused themed activities most Saturday's during the peak season. With our nearby shopping malls, fun cities, lakes, and attractions like the Kalona Amish Community, Amana Colonies, Coralville Reservoir, Iowa City and the University of Iowa, you're going to love your stay in Eastern Iowa!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $25 - $48 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hannen County Park

    7.

    Hannen County Park

    3 Reviews
    1 Photo
    11 Saves
    Marengo, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Iowa County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Iowa County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Iowa County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Iowa County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Iowa County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Iowa County Park

    8.

    Lake Iowa County Park

    3 Reviews
    10 Photos
    21 Saves
    Williamsburg, Iowa

    Lake Iowa Park offers a quiet, safe and beautifully-maintained campground that includes 120 rocked pads with electricity, shower houses and a dump station. There are water hydrants with rural water spread throughout the campground to fill your camper tanks. There are two non-electric areas suitable for tents which are within a short walk to the shower house. Currently there are no reservations for camping, it is all first come first served.

    2 cabins are available for rent. Each cabin has a full kitchen and ADA compliant bathroom and will sleep 8 people.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake County Park

    9.

    Diamond Lake County Park

    8 Reviews
    26 Photos
    23 Saves
    Montezuma, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek State Park Campground

    10.

    Rock Creek State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    38 Photos
    79 Saves
    Kellogg, Iowa

    Camp in one of several campsites near the park’s lake, featuring both electric and non-electric sites, a modern restroom and shower building. Several campsites sit on the water’s edge and provide beautiful views of Rock Creek Lake. One-fourth of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and advanced campsite reservations through the online reservation system for Rock Creek State Park

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

    $6 - $12 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Marengo, IA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Marengo, IA is Lake Macbride State Park Campground with a 4.2-star rating from 25 reviews.

What parks are near Marengo, IA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 parks near Marengo, IA that allow camping, notably Coralville Lake and Lake Red Rock.