Emerson Bay State Rec Area

Iowa State Park

2 Reviews
Iowa Great Lakes Recreational Trail Milford, IA 51351 712-337-3211

GPS: 43.355, -95.175

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Overview of Emerson Bay State Rec Area

Number of Sites 115

Reservations yes

Elevation 1408 ft

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Reviews of Emerson Bay State Rec Area 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 10/8/2019
3bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/13/2018
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JoyFull Coyote
Goldendale, WA Dodge 3500 dually
5 reviews
“Busy, but lovely and great price”

Reviewed 10/8/2019

Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 3
Overall Rating

We paid the off season rate, but even at $14 this is a steal for an electric hook-up. No discount if you don’t need electric. Sites are close together and not much privacy, will accommodate any size rig, mostly back-in on gravel pads. The lake is lovely. There is a playground and boat launch and several fishing docks. Good paved roads throughout . The showers were endless at no extra a charge, hot and clean. They said they turn off the water on Oct 15. The restrooms were spotless and heated! The whole place was spotlessly clean. There was some daytime noise from boaters. The highway is close enough that there is noise from that also.

This is actually in a resort community so if you like it rustic, you might want to go to Gull Point down the road a couple of miles. Still offers same prices and electric and showers in a more natural environment.

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

JoyFull Coyote would stay here again

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Sam B Strand
Minneapolis, MN 34' Grand Design Transcend
10 reviews
“Gorgeous, great location, stupid cheap”

Reviewed 7/13/2018

Nightly rate: $19
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 81
Overall Rating

This is a great campground. It's close to everything, on the bike trails, on the lake and it's so cheap!

We stayed in a site with full hookup so we didn't have a great view of the lake, but just a short walk in any direction will get you to a dock or the shore. The sites along the shore with great views are electric and water, some just electric, and with no honeywagon service, we'd rather sacrifice the views to not have to tear down and dump.

The downsides: the gravel pads make things a little messy and they have a rule that you can't leave dogs unattended in your RV, so we had to splurge on doggy daycare for one day.

You won't find a better deal anywhere.

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3bars
Sprint 4G/LTE

Sam B Strand would stay here again

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Sam B Strand
Minneapolis, MN 34' Grand Design Transcend
10 reviews
Okoboji, Iowa; where we got married and love to visit as often as possible.

Okoboji, Iowa. A hidden gem in an otherwise boring state. AKA, my favorite place on the planet. The Backstory I’m going to give you all the backstory behind why we make the trip to Okoboji every year....

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available

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