James M.

Bettendorf, IA

Joined August 2018

Nice County campground, well maintained

Wooded sites, clean, wildlife, trails, shelter, and cabins available. Pool, Pioneer Village, gold course, Pride Lake, fishing, bike & horse trails.

Nice open campground along woods

Sites are well maintained with grassy pads. Near gold course, host at campground is helpful. Trails, wildlife, historical pioneer village near by, swimming [pool also.

Older campground along Mississippi River backwaters

Primitive tent site, fire ring/grill, cheap stay. has small camp store and newer nature center, canoe/kayak rentals, shower house, wood for fee. Can be very buggy depending on season, right along backwaters, good fishing, wildlife viewing. Has a pontoon for tours.

Nice County Campground on east shore Lake George

Primitive campsites (non-electric) surrounded by natural area with access to a boat ramp and docks on Lake George, flush toilets, water access, playground, picnic area, and pavilion.

Primitive County Conservation Sites

Nice quite sites along the Raccoon River. Has hiking, fishing, hunting, paddling, wildlife, small Bear Creek nature center, open daily 1/2 hr before sunrise to 10:30 pm, Has upper and lower (adjacent to Raccoon River) campground sites.

First to Review
Nice site on Lake

Canoe access #30, with only 7 permits issued annually.. Two portages to Lake Two, none to Lake Three, and 2 shorter portages to Horseshoe Lake sites.

Great large campground

Though larger in # of sites, has many amenities you may need. Water, grills, tables, swimming beaches, showers, boat ramps, paddling access, fishing, wildlife-plenty. Be careful, gate hours are enforced. Nice size group sites.

Smaller campground on Illinois River, IL

Stayed with daughter in tent site right on shore of Illinois River. Has marina adjacent, showers, host, and laundry. Inexpensive tent sites with access for fishing, paddling, wildlife and sunset viewing.

Neat island campground

Breezy, good fishing day and night, facilities need upgrades. Great for paddling and lake side swimming, has ramp. Great pizza place nearby - Bombfire Pizza.

Beautiful campsite with beach and sunrises

Wonderful site with nice showers, fishing access, swimming, hiking, breezy-ocean mist.

Very nice campground and full of wildlife

Great birding including Chuck-will's-widow, Croatan Nat Forest, close to Cape Hatteras and Hatteras Island by ferry. Nice breeze, morning fog is usual.

Great campground for group at Great Smokies

Lots of hiking and wildlife. First night had bear enter sites. Abrams Creek and Falls were beautiful in sight and sound! Camp office was useful. Rich Mtn. Loop trail was great, not difficult. Indian Grave Gap Trail reflects elevation change with unique hemlocks and pines (lower moisture at higher elevation than below). Crooked Arm Trail back to camp site.

Campground along Lake Superior

A little crowded but nice views, has marina, restaurant, nice showers. A bit overpriced yet nearby Bayfield and ferry to Apostle Islands!

Hidden gem along Mississippi River

Great paddling and fishing campground. Not lots of sites so very private down a beautiful hollow.

Nice campground along Mississippi River.

Has clean facilities including showers, restrooms, small camp office with host. Some sites right on river with beach shore for fishing. Near town of Buffalo for any needs. Boat ramp, lots of parking.

First to Review
Smaller campground along Wapsipinicon River

Primitive sites with fishing, boat ramp needs work but fine for paddling, newer shower house, across river from great nature center- Wapsi River Env Ed Center that has live raptors, snakes, turtles, and exhibits. Good place to gather wild edibles.

Nice access to lake

Nice grassy sites near lake for fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing. Near Iowa Raptor Project that conducts raptor programs and site with walking tour and live raptors, and Macbride State Park as well.

Another good campground along Mississippi river

Great fishing, near Fairport Fish Hatchery, and Wild Cat Den State Park.

Nice campground along Mississippi River

Nice location to spend time fishing, watching sunsets, and paddle. Near Wild Cat Den State Park.

Great hiking and caving campground

Enjoyed the trails and many caves to explore! Mature forests and wildflowers.