David Bates Memorial Park

County Park

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33155 305th St.
Union, IA 50258

GPS: 42.2618, -93.0579

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: grass
Elevation: 929 ft
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

bfolkerts would stay here again

“Great secluded park on the river!”

Reviewed Jun 02, 2016

Overall Rating

If you ever find yourself in Central Iowa needing a nice free county park - give this one a consideration!

The narrow gravel road gets pretty narrow, and it's a fairly tight turn to get in, but should be doable in almost anything (my 43' 5th wheel cleared pretty easily).

Don't have high expectations of site pads, toilets, or anything else, and you'll be fine! There are a few level places to park, a few picnic tables, a couple fire pits, a porta-potty and river access (to the smallest of boats / canoes). There is a well head there, so if you don't mind the taste of well water, you'll have water available!

There's a Verizon tower near, so I had 4 bars, and pretty fast speeds.

The town of Union is 5 miles away, and has diesel, gas, and a small convenience store. Another 10-15 minutes away is Eldora, which has grocery stores, restaurants, etc.

It's a fairly popular spot for people to drop in for canoeing, fishing, etc, so it does get busy on the weekends...and this is rural Iowa, so it will probably get a bit noisy on the weekends with parties, etc.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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