Lake Macbride State Park

State Park

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3525 Highway 382 NE
Solon, IA 52333
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GPS: 41.798, -91.577

Last Price Paid: $16
Number of Sites: 60
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 780 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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40 Tiffin Phaeton
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 13
Site Number: 18
“Least favorite so far”

Reviewed Jun 11, 2017

Overall Rating

Signage to get into "Modern campground" not good. Missed it & wound up in a dead end parking lot. Thank goodness there was only one car parked, so we could unhook our toad & navigate our 40' MH through the tight turn to get out. Then, scraping trees at entry. VERY tight spots, almost on top of each other. Watched a guy with a large 5th wheel try to get into his spot for at least 20 minutes. The guy across from him had to move his truck out of his spot in order for the 5er to be able to get in.
Our bad, but when we made reservations, no full hookup sites were available, so we settled for one we thought, based on their website (& our confirmation) with 50amp and water. When I drive ahead to check out where our space was, lo and behold every two sites shared a water spigot. No where on their site indicated water was shared. We had no choice but to back in & we hooked up our splitter on the water spigot, but only after searching for a camp host or ranger for at least 20 minutes. No one to be found anywhere. We had prepaid, but someone else's name was posted at our site even though it was late in the day.
As I said, sites are on top of each other, and our neighbors were up being VERY loud until about 2am. Felt sorry for the campers in pop ups - there's no way they got any sleep due to the noisy neighbors. Not surprising, as the camp host does not appear to do much & have yet to see a ranger. Picnic table was nasty and had 6" x 6" gouges out of the top. It obviously should have been replaced a long time ago. Couldn't even use it.
Beach is overrun with locals, parking lot was jammed. We completely blew that off.
Long story short, we would not stay here again. It is definitely misleading to call this a "modern campground". The non-modern campground must be really awful. So unimpressed we did not take pictures.

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  • showers
  • water available
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