Sugar Bottom Campground

Army Corps Of Engineers

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2192 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE
Solon, IA 52333
319-338-3543
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GPS: 41.7633, -91.561

Last Price Paid: $24
Number of Sites: 232
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 699 ft
Max Length: 60 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $24
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 57

Kyle would stay here again

“Great COE w lake access”

Reviewed Jul 12, 2018

Overall Rating

I stopped here on my way to southern Illinois… It was a beautiful site lots of flat spots plenty of back in and pull through parking… 50 amp service and water at most sites… Lots of hiking trails and plenty of birds squirrels and other wildlife… I also walked down to the lake from my site and enjoyed some swimming… If I come back I will definitely try and stay in sight 58 because it has a nice flat spot at the end of the road and has plenty of shade from the trees.. no WiFi and cell signal in my spot was too weak to work from, but all in all a beautiful spot

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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John and Pam
York, PA
41 Fleetwood Discovery
2013 Jeep Wrangler
87 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.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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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...

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

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