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139 Reviews of 31 Viola, Iowa Campgrounds

S
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2021

Well kept, lake front camping

Fantastic campground! Plenty of space, even if it's busy. No special amenities, but a nicely kept state park.

Site164
Month of VisitJuly
Therese T.
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Very basic

The site was very basic. It was not mowed, so we pitched a tent on tall grass. There’s tons of firewood from fallen trees in the woods. It’s walking distance to get to the lake, but very dense algae and moss in that area, kids had hard time maneuvering it. Bathrooms are so stinky! The vault…

Site11
Month of VisitJuly
Therese T.
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Great campsite

Last minute on Saturday night they had only 2 spots left. We were tent camping but they only had electric sites remaining. We got site 31, beautiful spacious area, right off the River for fishing! Bathroom facilities were clean and had hot water. Each site has a water faucet. Host was helpful…

Site31
Month of VisitJuly
S
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2021

Near the Amana Colony.

Nice being near the town. Camp ground wide open feel, because not many large trees yet. Enjoyed our stay there.

Phillip B.
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

Spectacular view of the lake!

West overlook provides some of the best views of the lake from your own campsite. Campsites here only offer electric hook ups but do provide showers and bathrooms.

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SiteW62
Month of VisitJune
Phillip B.
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

Great sights and clean

This is a great campground has full hook up sites and other sites have electric and water. Very short walk to the overflow of the dam. People are friendly facilities are clean.

SiteT14
Month of VisitJuly
Phillip B.
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

Peaceful yet fun

Great place to come is very quiet and peaceful it has lots of things to do such as hiking boating swimming fishing even has a disc golf course.

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Month of VisitJuly
Andi A.
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Relaxing beautiful

This is a great quiet park with animals for visiting and a very clean shower house.

Month of VisitJune
Danni J.
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

Good hiking & fishing!

Lots of intense trails to explore but some tree were in the way due to a past storm. Close to cedar river for awesome fishing!

Site013
Month of VisitJune
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 Jun. 1, 2021

Family campground

This is a real family oriented campground. Although it is a primative campground, it allows for fishing, boating and a playground.

  • camp at night
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Site27
Month of VisitJune
Chris D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 23, 2021

Nice, quiet out of the way campground

Eden Valley Refuge is a nice out of the way campground on the banks of Bear Creek. We stayed in the RV/Camper side of the campground which is on the other side of the road from the refuge and trails. We stayed in spot #10 with was nice and roomy. All 28 sites have electric and water. Some are a…

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Site10
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
Carrie V.
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Will stay again!

The park is reopened! We have stayed here and will stay again. One of our favorite places to camp.

Site39
Month of VisitJune
Ronnie N.
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

quiet camping with lake and disc golf

this is a 700+ acre park with hiking, fishing, and disc golf. it also has modern amenities and a small zoo of animals from birds to buffalo.

  • new roads. spacious sites
  • never mind the old ford. shes been to many spots
Month of VisitJune

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