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Swanwood, Iowa

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82 Reviews of 19 Swanwood, Iowa Campgrounds

j
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2021

Very Nice

I was surprised at how well maintained this place is especially for a dispersed camping area.

Site#5
Month of VisitJuly
R
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Great Find

Follow the signs to “ camping”. There was nobody there and a pretty awesome playground for the kids.  clean accessible and a drive through a quaint little town. What else could you ask for?

Month of VisitAugust
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2021

Much nicer than I expected

Campground with level pads, easy access and super friendly hosts. Spaces are large and open with nice balance of trees for shade.

SiteB51
Month of VisitJuly
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Wallashuck Rec Area

Very nice campground, each sight has a fire ring and table, plus a lantern pole. It is in a city park like setting and on the lake. Fire wood for sale at the entrance, you have to get water at the entrance only electrical hook up. Showers are very clean and there is also a children’s play ground.

Sitewood area space 9
Month of VisitJuly
Christina P.
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Beautiful - lush

Coming here on a Hot Day in the summer is the best. Lush trees and water to wade in. Recommend the hikes and walking the water river beds.

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Month of VisitAugust
N K.
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Go Faster!

Campsites have the right amount of privacy while being close to the clean bathroom & playground. Outside the campground is Canyon Road, with multiple trails great for hiking up and along the scenic ledges. The road crosses the river several times, and on the weekend these crossings are lined…

Site080
Month of VisitJune
R
Reviewed May. 5, 2021

Great location, tons of amenities

Marion County is often overlooked by people in favor of the various Red Rock campgrounds that are nearby, but in my opinion, unless you have a boat, there is nothing that puts Red Rock above Marion County. They have done a great job in recent years updating sites a few at a time, adding pavement…

Month of VisitOctober
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2021

Huge park

It’s a little ways off the highway through the town of Stuart (Home to 1600 good eggs). There is an upper and lower campground and rumor has it that the lower sites can be a little muddy. Electrical at all the RV sites with grey water access and black water dumping station. Views of the water and…

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Month of VisitMay
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2021

River View!

We settled into one electrical site and one tent site for our adventure. The tent section offers fairly large sites, and views of the river. Our electrical site was decent size and the"backyard" was right up to the river bank. We anticipated some rain so we set up a screen tent for shelter right…

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Month of VisitMay
Evan G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2021

Quaint campsite near a lake

I wish I new how to fish because this campsite offers a beautiful lake with plenty of bass. On top of that, the fire pit has a very nice two-tier cooking grate that can be rotated on or off the fire, although I couldn't find any firewood sold at the park, Indianola Iowa is just a few miles north…

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Site108
Month of VisitMay
Abby M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2021

Just okay - safe for a night

Stopped here on my way to Nebraska and it did the job, but would have driven further to a rest stop if I had the energy. Train comes through around 3 and 5am blowing its horn for 10 seconds. You’re also surrounded by homes so you hear the families and their dogs. There’s electrical, water and…

Site4
Month of VisitMay
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2021

Perfect, overnight stay

Great overnight stay. Got in later a little than planned, after hours. Very quiet— great nights sleep.

KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2021

Great area, next to middle raccoon river with access.

Quiet town, campground. Canoeing, walleye fishing. Turn of century museum within walking distance. National golf course, par 3 golf course at nearby lake panorama is open to the public.

NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2020

Hard to find real camping for free

Fire pits with grills and everything.

Unfortunately we were there in the dead of winter as a stop over on a road trip, but it was easy to find and easy to get into the park to the camp sites.

For just outside of Des Moines, pretty good spot.

Jeff K.
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2020

Buck Stop Camp

About 1.5 mile hike to camp, nice moderate hike with wide trails. Listened to deer rutting all night and coyotes howling. Can’t wait to go again!

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