|Last Price Paid:||$10|
|Number of Sites:||73|
“Right on the Mississippi, but be aware of noisy trains”
Reviewed Aug 17, 2017
Price show reflects Golden Passport discount. This is a Corp of Engineers campground right on the Mississippi River with wonderful views. The downside (unless you are a train watcher) is the train track right next to the campground. When the bigger freight trains would come through, our big rig would rock back and forth. So be forewarned.
Having said that, this is still a nice campground that appears to fill up on the weekends. Coming in you have to take a small, paved, country road to get down to the river level. But it is perfectly acceptable for big rigs. You can get a site one of three ways. 1) Reserve ahead of time online (must do a day or two before) 2) Arrive in person during the hours of 5 pm to 7 pm (everyday) or 9 am to 11 am (Friday and Saturday) when the gate office is staffed and be assigned a spot. 3) Arrive when the office at the gate is not staffed, call the reservation number, and find out which sites are empty, park, then pay when the office at the gate is open. We ended up doing option 3 and had to wait on hold until "an operator is available" to find out which sites are free. NOTE: There were 2" x 2" paper reservation assignments clipped to the poles. That would have indicated somewhat which sites were free. We didn't see until after we called and waited on hold.
The roads are paved, and about 50% of the sites are also paved. The rest are gravel. We had 50 amp electric. There is no sewer at the sites. There is a dump station, but no potable water at the dump station. There are water hydrants through out the park, but we didn't have enough hose to reach any from our site. So if you need water, get it before you park.
The campground is nice and grassy. All sites have a fire ring and a picnic table. The sites are a little closer than in your typical CoE campground, but OK. There are also some tent sites. The bathrooms appeared to be new, although we didn't check out the interiors. There is also a new playground. No WiFi. Verizon service was adequate. Using a MiMo antenna on my Jetpack, Verizon was excellent. I was able to pick up seven TV stations from Dubuque. There is also a boat ramp
This is a great little campground. The freight trains are the only annoyance. We purposely ran our A/C at night for white noise. That is the only reason we wouldn't come back.
If you drive 12 miles north to the town of Lancaster, you will find a Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store and a Red Robin Laundromat.
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