About Sugar Bottom
Sugar Bottom Campground is located on the shores of Coralville Lake. The area is popular for camping, hiking, lake fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, disc golf and picnicking. Natural Features: Coralville Lake sits on the Iowa River. The environment is wooded with mixed hardwood and pine forests. The lake and surrounding land is managed for wildlife like the eastern bluebird, box turtles, hawks and whitetail deer. Recreation: Visitors enjoy Coralville Lake for boating, fishing, swimming and waterskiing. Anglers will find large and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye and catfish. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities in Sugar Bottom. Cedar Valley Nature Trail wanders through timber, into ravines along the lake and across several bridges. The Sugar Bottom multipurpose trail provides a paved surface along the day use area. Wildlife is abundant and wildflowers are a popular attraction. Sugar Bottom Disc Golf Course is located in the day use area and offers 18 partially wooded and open holes. Facilities: The large campground offers four group sites and 232 single sites. Customers can choose from walk-in tent sites to full service sites which have electricity, water and sewer hookups. Nearby Attractions: The Devonian Fossil Gorge is 10 miles away, just below the Coralville Dam. It offers a unique opportunity to explore a 375-million-year-old sea floor and discover fossil remains of sea life that once inhabited this tropical marine environment. Twenty Discovery Points can be found throughout the site. Iowa City/Coralville offers the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Iowa campus, hospital and clinics, numerous restaurants and shops as well as Coral Ridge Mall. Cedar Rapids has wonderful cultural, historic and ethnic attractions such as The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and is the home of the Kernels Professional Baseball Club. West Branch boasts the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Presidential Library/Museum. At Amana Colonies visit seven quaint villages with outstanding restaurants, wineries, historic sites and specialty shops. Kalona is known as the Ã¢ÂÂQuilt Capital of IowaÃ¢ÂÂ and is home to an Old Order Amish and Mennonite Community. ACTIVITIES Biking Fishing Hiking Day Use Area: Amphitheater
Drive In, Walk In
US Army Corps of Engineers
Sugar Bottom is located in Iowa
From I-380, take Exit 4, turn east onto Penn Street, follow to North Front Street aka Mehaffey Bridge Road turn north (left). After crossing Mehaffey Bridge, turn south and follow the entrance road to the campground.
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