Sugar Bottom Campground

Army Corps Of Engineers

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2192 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE
Solon, IA 52333
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GPS: 41.7633, -91.561

Last Price Paid: $13
Number of Sites: 232
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 699 ft
Max Length: 60 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

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John and Pam
York, PA
41 Fleetwood Discovery
2013 Jeep Wrangler
83 reviews
Nightly rate: $13
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 311

John and Pam would stay here again

“A perfect spot for relaxing on the Coralville Lake!”

Reviewed Aug 10, 2016

Overall Rating

We came to this COE park on the recommendation of another blogger for four nights. Those four nights turned into the 14 day limit. We stayed in one of the 11 FHU sites. Our price is half off for the America the Beautiful Pass. The price for FHU's is $26, W/E is $24, and 30 amp only is $20. Most sites are 30 amp only. There is an area of electric only that sit along the water and have nice views. The park has plenty of large shade trees. All sites are gravel except for the 11 FHU sites are paved concrete. Roads are all paved. Every site has a gravel picnic area with a fire pit and grate. Site are very nicely spaced and scattered in loops. Our site backed up to the trees, had a great shade tree outside the door, and no neighbors on the driver's side. We had full privacy for sitting outside. The park was very quiet and almost empty during the week. There are no trains or highways! On Friday the switch was flipped and the park was completely full with lots of families having a fun time. This is definitely a weekend destination being located between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids and located on the lake/reservoir. There are several other smaller campgrounds with in the recreation area with similar facilities. The park has a large playground, disc golf, boat launch, swimming beach, and dump station. The only ding is the very curvy two mile road leading back to the park. We had decent Verizon service.

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A Quiet Stay Near Iowa City

Iowa City, IA When we arrived at Sugar Bottom Recreation Area, a Corp of Engineers park just north of Iowa City, we had a reservation for four days.  About 60% of the sites here are reservable w...

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Amana Colonies – Iowa

Iowa City, IA We’ve made our way south into central Iowa where we are staying at a nice COE (Army Corp of Engineer) park called Sugar Bottom Recreation Area.  Fellow bloggers John and Sharon (On...

  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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