Campground photo 1
Campground photo 2
Campground photo 3

Top Cabin Camping near Waterloo, IA

89 Reviews

Looking to get away and reconnect with nature? Cabin camping near Waterloo is the perfect choice. The Dyrt can help you find the best cabin camping destinations for your next trip. You're sure to find the perfect cabin rental for your Iowa camping adventure.

Best Cabin Camping Sites Near Waterloo, IA (16)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Waterloo - Lost Island Waterpark KOA

    1.

    Waterloo - Lost Island Waterpark KOA

    10 Reviews
    18 Photos
    37 Saves
    Evansdale, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Six Pines Campground — Backbone State Park

    2.

    Six Pines Campground — Backbone State Park

    29 Reviews
    114 Photos
    102 Saves
    Dundee, Iowa

    Located about an hour’s drive north of Cedar Rapids, Backbone State Park is Iowa’s oldest state park. Established in 1920, it was named for a narrow limestone ridge—the Devil’s Backbone—along the Maquoketa River. At its founding, it was one of the largest state parks in the U.S. to offer camping, picnicking and hiking opportunities. Since that time, the park has expanded to 2,100 acres—almost double its original size—and offers even more opportunities for locals and visitors to get outdoors and enjoy some time in nature. Whether it’s wandering the woods, fishing on a quiet creek, lounging by the lake, or just napping in shade under a swinging hammock, there’s something for everyone here.

    The two campgrounds at Backbone State Park offers 125 campsites for tent and RV campers. The large South Lake Campground has nearly 100 sites, about half with electrical hookups, with flush toilets and showers. The smaller Six Pines Campground has 27 primitive tent sites with vault toilets. Most sites are open and grassy, but there are plenty of shade trees around. Both locations have drinking water faucets and trash receptacles; a dump station is located at the South Lake Campground. The park also offers a few 1- and 2-bedroom cabins for those visiting sans tent or RV; bedding not provided. Many sites and facilities are ADA accessible. A small store in the park sells bait, firewood and some concessions. Reservations are accepted, but some sites are held open for first-come, first-served campers. Seasonal campsite rates range from $6–$16/night; cabins range from $50–$100/night.

    There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy at Backbone State Park. The park features several playgrounds, picnic areas, an outdoor auditorium, and a museum. More than 21 miles of multiuse trails explore the woods and waterways within the park. Taking a hike or ride is the best way to see some of the park’s natural rock features, including the Stone Arch, Balance Rock, and the Devil’s Backbone. In winter, many of these trails are open for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed on Backbone Lake, with kayak and canoe rentals available from the park, and angers can fish for trout on the creek out of Richmond Springs. And rock climbers will find several challenging routes on the park’s many limestone cliffs.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Big Woods Lake

    3.

    Big Woods Lake

    2 Reviews
    9 Saves
    Cedar Falls, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Hickory Hills Park

    4.

    Hickory Hills Park

    3 Reviews
    8 Saves
    Evansdale, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Pine Lake State Park Campground

    5.

    Pine Lake State Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    19 Photos
    41 Saves
    Steamboat Rock, Iowa

    Pine Lake State Park is a hidden gem with wooded trails, deep ravines, and scenic lake views in the midst of Iowa’s rolling farmland. Historic structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) can be found throughout the park, including the Pine Lodge, beach house and stone cabins, which have been carefully restored. Pine Lake is filled with beautiful picnic areas to enjoy a quiet setting by the river or an overlook of the park’s lake. The park originally was home to Iowa’s southernmost stand of native pine trees which were wiped out by a severe hailstorm in August 2009; today hundreds of caged tree seedlings are scattered throughout the park as part of a reforestation effort.

    Stay overnight in one of four cozy cabins at Pine Lake, with stone fireplaces and outdoor fire rings. One cabin is ADA accessible, and all cabins include a full kitchen and bath, along with heating and air conditioning for year-round stays. The park’s campground offers electric sites with modern showers and restrooms and a trailer dump station. Some campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and advanced campsite and cabin reservations can be made through the online reservation system for Pine Lake State Park.

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

    $18 / night

  6. 6.

    BEYONDER Getaway at Lazy Acres

    4 Reviews
    7 Photos
    20 Saves
    Vinton, Iowa

    BEYONDER Getaway at Lazy Acres, has been under BEYONDER Camp management since August, 2022 and previously known as Lazy Acres Rv Park, has been in operation since 2016!

    You will soon find that BEYONDER Getaway Lazy Acres is not just an overnight stop, but fun for the entire family. With entertainment such as a Miniature Golf Course, Splash Pad, Frisbee Golf, various Outdoor Games, and a Fishing Pond with Gazebo. For even more fun try our sand Volleyball Court, Basketball Court, Horseshoes, Paddle Boats, Turbo Bikes, Train Rides and Shopping Cart Rides (on Saturday) for the kids. There is a wide variety of custom made playground equipment throughout the park. Lazy Acres RV Park is built for family fun offering a wide variety of recreational fun for your entire family!

    BEYONDER Getaway at Lazy Acres is big rig friendly with a total of 92 long spacious sites. All sites have picnic tables and fire pits. Groups are welcome with a nice banquet/meeting room available and a covered pavilion. We have Group sites available that will hold 4 RVs parked in a circle with 4 picnic tables and a large fire pit in the center of the site.

    Free WiFi is available throughout the park. Lazy Acres features sparkling clean handicap accessible restrooms with changing tables. Laundry facilities are provided for our guests and the park has a small store with a essentials. The park also offers 3 waterfront cabins on the banks of our gorgeous fishing pond and 3 tent sites are available with electric.

    BEYONDER Getaway Lazy Acres is located near Urbana, Iowa with Easy I-380 On & Off Access at Exit #41. Urbana is mid-way between Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. Call (319) 443-4000 today to make your reservations.

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

    $20 - $65 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Wilder City Park

    7.

    Wilder City Park

    2 Reviews
    12 Photos
    7 Saves
    Clarksville, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $14 - $22 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area

    8.

    Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area

    5 Reviews
    3 Photos
    46 Saves
    Shellsburg, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $11 - $16 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Pinicon Ridge Park

    9.

    Pinicon Ridge Park

    9 Reviews
    27 Photos
    26 Saves
    Central City, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Tower Rock

    10.

    Tower Rock

    4 Reviews
    2 Photos
    Steamboat Rock, Iowa
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Trash
    • Showers

Popular Camping Styles near Waterloo

Pet-friendly camping near Waterloo

Recent Cabin Reviews In Waterloo

89 Reviews of 16 Waterloo Campgrounds