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80 Reviews of 30 Mason City Junction, Iowa Campgrounds

Chantal C.
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2021

Smaller but laid out well

Went here after the spring floods with the RV. Sites are decent size. They have a a shelter and small playground. There is a spigot to fill your tanks and electric hook ups. The river is off a smaller dam and has great fishing. Kids had a great time playing in the water, our site was about 20 ft…

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Month of VisitJune
Chantal C.
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2021

Used to be a Quarry

We love love love to come camping here. It's $10.00 per night last we stayed, placed into a self pay pole. While the grounds are mowed that is about all that is done on the camping side of the river for maintenance. I won't walk into the pit style restrooms let alone use them (kids can be jerks…

Month of VisitAugust
Chantal C.
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2021

Great for Outdoors

We camped here to try a new place (we try to pick one new place each year). We were a little underwhelemed when we first pulled in but that changed pretty quick. There weren't many other spots occupied, those that were looked fairly permanent. We had the RV and used the electric hookup. We found…

Month of VisitOctober
Chantal C.
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2021

Perfect Primitive Camping

We go to Eagle City a least once a year to just get away from it all, it's close to home but feels cut off which is what I look for when camping. We have only camped on the lower side to facilitate fishing the river, but we walk up to, and through the upper side every time also. We love how quiet…

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Troy L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2021

Awesome Site

Facilities are top notch and private. The nicest showed and restroom you can imagine. Large tent pads and a quiet area. Not busy when we went. There is a small hiking trail as well. The lake isn’t anything spectacular, it’s quite dirty but we were only there for a night.

Month of VisitOctober
Nichole P.
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2021

Awesome Campground

L. Brandt’s Crazy Acres Campground is a quiet and peaceful campground. The kids had fun playing mini golf, swimming at the beach and playing at the playgrounds. The people that run the campground are so nice. The weekend we camped there was their Halloween trick or treating and all the campers were…

Site23
Month of VisitOctober
Matt C.
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2021

A perfect group camp

The little island group camp is a hidden gem- a whole island to yourself! The weekend was very cold - middle of May. But there was a lot of hiking to do. I'd recommend trying to snag this spot later in the summer when the lake is more inviting. But we did see lots of migratory birds over the…

SiteLittle Island Group Camp
Month of VisitJune
Scott K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2021

Nice State Park

This is a nice well-kept campground. That is a mix of primitive and electric only sites.. sites are spacious with most having trees between each of the campsites for privacy. And her in number of water stations in each camping loop where you can fill up your RV as well as an RV dump station that…

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Site70
Month of VisitOctober
PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Clean, roomy and quiet campground

We'll maintained and roomy sites. A very quiet campground. No particular activities for families/children.

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Month of VisitOctober
C
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2021

Nice quiet camping

Excellent camping for families. Nice playground and fishing. Mature shade trees. Short trip to town that can be biked. Will definitely be staying again.

Month of VisitJuly
d
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2021

Surounded by freeway and fields

This is a nice little campground, but it’s location (although convenient) right off the freeway is less than ideal. The background noise isn’t terrible but it’s always there. I like to camp away from civilization not next to a freeway.

Month of VisitJuly
Kerry M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2021

Nice campground, but can be loud during the day

I like this campground. It is right on the Iowa river near a takeout, so you can put in upstream and paddle down, or do as I do and paddle upstream and then back down (works when the water flow is not too swift).

This campground is quiet at night, but I will point out that it is near a popular…

  • Welcome sign
  • Canoe/kayak take-out (or put-in to paddle upstream)
  • Playground
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Kerry M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2021

Camping by a beautiful lake

Beeds Lake campground offers an opportunity to camp by a picturesque lake with a beautiful waterfall.

There are many campsites to choose from. My only negative point for Beeds Lake is that the campground is very "campgroundy". Many of the RV sites are very close together, which is the norm in…

  • View from below the waterfall (nice bluegill fishing)
  • Canadian geese on the lake
Month of VisitSeptember
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2021

Peaceful

We arrived on a Sunday and stopped at the Park Welcome area. We got the last spot with electric for 3 nights. Nice staff! Ice was available.

$34/night plus Minnesota State Park pass @ $8/day.😩

Not super spacious but very comfortable distance between spaces. Well maintained dirt road in…

SiteWhite Fox 57
Month of VisitSeptember
Kerry M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2021

Secluded campground near the Iowa River

Eagle City Park has two parts - a lower campground that is a paddlers camp on the Iowa River, and an upper campground with a few secluded campsites.

All campsites are free, and there are many to choose from. I have camped in both the upper and lower campgrounds, in summer and fall. I tend to…

  • Secluded tent camping at Eagle City Park (lower campground)
Month of VisitNovember

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