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Places to Camp near Princeton, IA

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Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Princeton, IA has a lot to offer. Camping, hiking, biking: however you want to spend your days near Princeton, you'll find great campgrounds with The Dyrt. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Princeton, IA (103)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Fishermans Corner - Mississippi River

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    Fishermans Corner - Mississippi River

    21 Reviews
    19 Photos
    23 Saves
    Bettendorf, Iowa

    Overview

    With impressive views of the mighty Mississippi River, Fishermans Corner provides convenient RV and tent camping facilities for outdoor enthusiasts. The lush river landscape provides plenty of shade, and activities from water sports to hiking to wildlife viewing. Eagle watching is particularly popular during the winter months at Fishermans Corner.

    Recreation

    Although there is no river access from within the campground, the Fishermans Corner Day Use facility is a short walk away and offers numerous fishing areas as well as a canoe ramp. Visitors can also catch a weekly educational program at the amphitheater located within the campground. The Central Trail section of the famous Mississippi River Trail passes directly in front of the campground, offering visitors miles of walking and biking trails along the river bank. The expansive Elton E. Fawks Bald Eagle Refuge and Nature Preserve and the Illiniwek Forest Preserve are also located just minutes away.

    Facilities

    Of the 51 reservable campsites, 46 campsites have electric hookups and 5 campsites do not have electric hookups and are for tents only. Fisherman's Corner provides the comforts of modern camping, including drinking water, a shower house, electric hook-ups, flush toilets, while still providing visitors with an authentic outdoor experience.

    Natural Features

    Fishermans Corner offers an excellent view of a small aquatic marsh near Locks and Dam 14, which is home to an array of wildlife species. On any given morning visitors may see turtles sunning on rocks near the river bed or countless bird species hunting the shallow waters for food. The scenery during camping season never disappoints, whether it's the vivid greenery during the spring or the breathtaking medley of colors during the fall.

    Nearby Attractions

    The John Deere Pavilion, an interactive museum spanning almost 200 years of the famous American agricultural company's history is located a convenient 20-minutes away by car. For a more exotic experience, the Botanical Center located in Rock Island, features an array of colorful plant species located in both indoor and outdoor gardens.

    contact_info

    For local information, please call (563) 232-9096 or call (815) 259-3628 for general information.

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

    $26 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Illiniwek Campground

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    Illiniwek Campground

    11 Reviews
    48 Photos
    58 Saves
    Bettendorf, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Scott County Park

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    Scott County Park

    11 Reviews
    47 Photos
    45 Saves
    Eldridge, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Rock Island-Quad Cities KOA

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    Rock Island-Quad Cities KOA

    15 Reviews
    59 Photos
    39 Saves
    Rock Island, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Thomson Causeway

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    Thomson Causeway

    15 Reviews
    75 Photos
    85 Saves
    Thomson, Illinois

    Overview

    Thomson Causeway provides the unique experience of island camping on the great Mississippi River and it's well worth a try! The western edge of the recreation area offers visitors an unobstructed view of the widest spot on the Upper Mississippi River Basin, 3.5 miles from shore-to-shore. Here, campers can enjoy memorable views of the river and the valley, and partake in plenty of great water activities.

    Recreation

    Popular activities include fishing, hiking, hunting,__biking and boating. Common fish species include the channel catfish, bluegill, walleye, large mouth bass,__and northern pike. The Central Trail section of the famous Mississippi River Trail passes beside the campground, offering visitors miles of walking and biking trails along the river bank.

    Facilities

    Of the 125 reservable campsites, 120 have electric hookups and 5 campsites do not have electric hookups and are for tents only. Campsites in the Hickory, Potters South, and Potters North camping loops have water available at each individual campsite. Thomson Causeway provides the comforts of modern camping, including drinking water, an accessible flush toilet, electrical hookups, shower house and boat ramp, while still providing visitors with an authentic outdoor experience. This park also offers 2 reservable picnic shelters for day use.

    Natural Features

    The campground is built mainly on an island in the backwaters of the Mississippi River. Slow moving water on the eastern edge of the main recreation area creates a rich environment in which wildlife and fish abound.

    contact_info

    For local information, please call (563) 362-8839 or call (815) 259-3628 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    Head northbound along the river to see the Ayers Sand Prairie State Nature Preserve or the Mississippi Palisades State Park. Visit the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center and Fulton's Dutch Windmill. Or watch a minor league baseball game at the Clinton Lumberkings stadium.

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

    $25 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Geneseo Campground

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    Geneseo Campground

    11 Reviews
    22 Photos
    24 Saves
    Geneseo, Illinois

    Located just north of the charming city of Geneseo, IL, our little campground has it all! Whether you’re traveling with a tent, van, tow-behind or a big rig, we can accommodate you. Our RV sites have 30 and 50 amp electric connections as well as water and sewer connections on most sites. We have three cozy cabins on property as well as a yurt that can accommodate 5-8 guests.

    If it’s fun and adventure you’re looking for, we’re situated right on the Hennepin Trail which offers miles of hiking and biking paths as well as fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Your furry friends will enjoy our wonderful enclosed dog park! Our newly renovated camp store has everything you might need including ice, firewood and much more. Our community room is perfect for meetings and gatherings and even has arcade games to keep the kids happy. Our restrooms are modern and very clean. Need to top off your propane tank? We have you covered! In the event you need to stay connected and productive during your stay, the entire campground has access to fast, fiber-powered WiFi.

    Come see what it’s like to be treated like family at Geneseo Campground!

    For more camping options - including group reservations - please visit our website at https://roam.camp/geneseo-campground or call 309-442-2662.

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

    $35 - $90 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground

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    Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
    146 Photos
    198 Saves
    Baldwin, Iowa

    This campground offers both electric and non-electric sites as well as modern restroom and shower facility. All campsites are available by reservation only.

    Maquoketa Caves State Park is one of the biggest attractions in Jackson County and is a great place for spelunkers and hiking enthusiasts. The caves in the area were formed after millennia of water erosion on limestone bedrock. This park contains more caves than any other state park in Iowa. The park itself covers 370 acres nestled among hardwood trees and high bluffs. With approximately thirteen caves, a great experience awaits you at this interesting and unique state park.

    Bird Watching
    Cave Exploring/Spelunking
    Dump Station
    Geological Formations
    Handicap Access
    Hiking
    Interpretive Exhibit/Display
    Modern Restroom
    Park Office
    Parking
    Picnic Area
    
    Playground
    Registration Building
    Restrooms
    Showers
    Toilet, Pit/Vault
    Trash Dumpster
    Visitor Center
    Water Hydrants
    Wildflower Viewing
    Wildlife Viewing
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Park Terrace Campground - West Lake Park

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    Park Terrace Campground - West Lake Park

    10 Reviews
    76 Photos
    46 Saves
    Davenport, Iowa

    Park Terrace Campground is open year-round during seasonal park hours. The restroom is open year-round. Due to weather conditions, water is available to the camp sites from mid April to mid October (weather dependent). Water is always available at the dump station.

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

    $27 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Mississippi Palisades State Park Campground
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Rock Creek County Marina and Campground

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    Rock Creek County Marina and Campground

    6 Reviews
    21 Photos
    21 Saves
    Princeton, Iowa

    Rock Creek Marina & Campground. Where the Mississippi and Wapsipinicon Rivers meet! Camping, cabins, boating, fishing and much more abound at this campground located on the backwaters of the Mississippi River. Electrical & primitive camping sites Cabin rentals Camp store Dock rental Boat rentals (flat bottom, canoe, kayak, paddle boats, paddle boards) Boat ramp Fishing Bait sales Hiking Shower house(Closed October-April) Playgrounds Water stations throughout the park Dump station Winter activities include ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country ski rental, & snow shoe rental

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

    $14 - $18 / night


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