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Thornton , IOWA

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Most Recent Thornton Camping Reviews
Pine ridge

Tucked out of the way along the iowa river. My kids love this campground and it's cheap. They have a shower house, bathrooms, and a playground. How ever it does flood quit a bit and does not have a dump station. Convenience store in town a couple miles away with a big new city playground and a drop in point on the river right over the bridge you cross to get there for tubing and kayaking.

Beautiful scenery

The cabins were perfect, with lots of places to hike all around the area.

Favorite Place to Hike

We love hiking here, and the cabins are campground are very nice.

Awesome campsite

Camped at a backpack site and it was pretty great. 2 mile hike to the site and the site was fantastic. On the water with lots of tree coverage.

Super fun and kid friendly !!

Loved camping here, we have 4-5 times already this year! We tent camped but they’ve got lots of spaces for campers and tents as well, bathrooms are close, there is a nice lake near with play equipment located at the lake and at the campground, the campground has old bikes for the kids to use, everyone there is so nice! We love it

Amazing!!

Amazing campground! So much to do and very nice people!

Grassy area along the river with restrooms.

Quiet campground, mostly locals/regulars.
If it rains heavily, the campground can flood quickly when the river rises.

First to Review
Two cabins for rent

This location has 2 furnished "cabins" for rent. There are no RV or tent sites.

Clean quiet campground

Quiet campground near Upper Pine Lake. Facilities are well maintained. The town of Eldora, just outside the park has groceries, gas and some low grade restaurants available.

Lovely Campsite

We were passing through and needed a place to camp for the night. The camp hostess was so friendly and helped us get a perfect camp spot for our needs. Very quiet and clean. Wish we could have stayed longer.