Dolliver State Park: Campground Review

In the past, I have taken you on a tour of some of our more popular campgrounds, including Cutty’s in Des Moines, and Ledges State Park near Boone, Iowa. Both parks are wonderful for mingling, camping, and making new friends over a fire. I love taking my three hobbits to busy parks like that because [...]

Ledges State Park: Campground Review

Of all the things I love about camping in Iowa, the diverse “naturescapes” tops the list. From the Driftless Area in Northeast Iowa with its rolling hills and waterfalls, a place where you easily buy into the illusion that you are miles away from civilization to “City Glamping” at Cutty’s in Des Moines, and everything [...]

Morwood Campground & Resort: Campground Review

This was our first visit to Morwood Campground, and it is so nice we have already made plans to return! Morwood Campground is a privately owned campground near Hazelton, IA. It is located just off of Highway 150 approximately 7 miles north of Independence, and 6 miles south of Oelwein. Morwood is open April 1 [...]

Lake Darling State Park: Campground Review

If you haven’t been to Lake Darling, you are missing a gem. Lake Darling State Park, in southeast Iowa, was named for Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist, Ding Darling. Darling spent much of his life in Iowa, was a strong advocate for environmental issues, and founded the National Wildlife Federation. The park is 1417 acres [...]

Coconut Cove Resort: Campground Review

We decided to try a new campground this year for our vacation, so we headed to Hazel Green, WI to Coconut Cove Beach Club & Resort. This campground was built just last year, and opened with full operations in 2018. There are still a few things they are working on including a beachside tiki bar [...]

Beed’s Lake State Park: Campground Review

Beed’s Lake is one of Iowa’s lesser-known parks but deserves a serious look. The park is not large (319 acres) and the lake is just 90 acres. But we have enjoyed the campground many times, along with the spectacular sunsets. The campground is on the southeast side of the lake, and in midsummer, the lakeshore [...]

Halvorson Park: Campground Review

Halvorson Park is located in Mitchell County Iowa just 1.5 miles south of St. Ansgar on county road T-26 in Northeast Iowa. The Mitchell County Conservation Board (MCCB) operates 36 sites in Mitchell County encompassing 2,011 acres for public use. Campsites Halvorson is 10.6 acres on the banks of the Cedar River, with 50 non-designated campsites throughout [...]

Cutty’s: Campground Review

So to be honest when I first heard of Cutty’s I was like, “City Camping? Are you serious? You mean ‘Glamping’ right? That sounds horrible! That will be too noisy and too crowded.” But I stand corrected… It turns out that Cutty’s Campground and Resort is actually a Hidden Gem in Polk County. It’s located in [...]

Pinicon Ridge: Campground Review

Pinicon Ridge Park is located on Highway 13 next to Central City, Iowa. It is a very popular park in Linn County, known for its natural beauty and many things to do. The park straddles the Wapsipinicon River and has 965 acres. There are many activities in the area and we recommend you take a [...]

Clinton Riverview Park: Campground Review

Clinton Riverview Recreation RV Park located in Clinton Iowa and provides a nice setting for those visiting the area or just passing through. It is situated nicely on the Mississippi River. The Park provides 23 back in spots and 3 pull through sites. The sites are good size with the back in spots accommodating trailers [...]