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181 Reviews of 28 Maud, Iowa Campgrounds

Charles M.
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2021

Scouting Trip

We only spent a night at the resort (actually slept in the cave). One thing to know for sure, bring a tarp or tent to cover yourself. We went in March, so with all the runoff from the snow ir was a very wet experience.

I’ve been here twice as a scout so it was a lot of fun to return as an adult…

Sitein the cave,
Month of VisitApril
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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Site126
Month of VisitJune
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
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Beautiful Mississippi River Views

Very quiet, small campground (possibly more quiet than usual being the 1st weekend of the season).  Most sites are relatively private.  Nice hiking trails within a short walking distance from campsites.  There are 4 walk-in sites overlooking the Mississippi River.  Clean restroom/showers.

  • Mississippi River
  • Campsite #20
  • Mississippi River
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Site20
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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Site202
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
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…

Lee D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2021

Many nearby things to do

For us, this would be a three-star campground (a bit too crowded and noisy) but it is a mecca for families, and because there is so much to do so close to this campground, it deserves four stars. You could easily spend several days here enjoying the following:

• Walk to the city of Decorah on…

  • Sites were a bit too close together for our liking
  • Site 138
  • Bridge separating the two sections of the campground
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Site138
Month of VisitSeptember
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2021

Heart wrenching

Beautiful place with a horrible past. Lots of sites and boat launches. Sad history of the place.

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.

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
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SiteCabin
Month of VisitSeptember

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