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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Prairie Ridge COE, Moravia, Iowa

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is great for views of the lake; however, the gravel road leading in to the campground is TERRIBLE. Not sure if we would come back here just because of the 3+ miles of very bad gravel roads. Our motor home was throwing stuff all over because of the very uneven surface and poorly graded gravel.

The restrooms on property were the worst smelling I've ever been to.

The positives almost outweigh the negatives though: great views, close to the lake, walk down an embankment to sandy beach (technically not supposed to swim from, but we did anyway).

There is a small playground for kids, no swings. We stayed in Loop A, which was about 1 mile down from the entrance. This park is VERY big. Also close proximity to the boat dock. Once in the park, the roads are paved and in good condition. Our only issue was the few miles of gravel road to get TO the park. We camped at Prairie Ridge COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop A
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tips for other Campers:

Close proximity via the lake to Honey Creek Resort, boat and jet-ski rentals. Lots of trails for walking and biking in this area, and a very nice/private beach just down the embankment from where we camped.

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
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Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area, Palo, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

There are multiple loops in the campground area. Loop 1 is idea for Motorhomes and Travel Trailers. Each campsite has exceptional grass space and all are long/wide enough for any length. The park provides access to fishing, kayaking, and swimming when the beach is open. Currently the water level is about 50% of what it normally is because of a drain of the lake last fall for clean-up. This didn't keep us and our families from kayaking, camping, and having a great time. We camped at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop 1
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

I would suggest staying in loop 1 if you have an RV. The roads coming in to the park a little bumpy in spots, making for a noisy ride in a motorhome if all of your utensils are not properly locked down. We love the park and take advantage of the "no-wake lake" to kayak. The camp sites are exceptionally spacious compared to others we have been, and there is plenty of grass space for playing and letting the dogs run.

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Spook Cave & Campground, Mcgregor, Iowa

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is beautiful and GREAT with kids. We had unlimited stuff to do, and actually ran out of time before we even got a chance to go on the boat ride through the cave. We will be coming back here for sure, and bringing more family with us! The best places to stay are right as you come in to the park along the bluff/creek. if you have kids, stay close to the playground too. Unless you are staying along the bluff as you drive in the spots are fairly small for larger RVs. You're better off with a smaller travel trailer, RV or tent camping. The roads leading to the park are very hilly, so make sure you're not too loaded down or have enough HP to pull up large hills. We got NO service for cell phones and no service for antennae TV. The biggest downside to this park is the train track running right through it. During our Saturday night stay the train came through at 1:00 a.m. and again at 4:00 a.m., waking up our dog and young daughter. We camped at Spook Cave & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Spend a few days and enjoy the swimming in the pond, trips to the store, fishing in creek, boat trip through cave, playground with kids. Be ready for the train to come through multiple times. My tip would be to stay as far away from the train track as possible.

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Pikes Peak State Park, Mcgregor, Iowa

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

The camping area is amongst very big trees and is very well shaded. The views from the cliffs are only a few hundred yards away, and it is very beautiful. Very limited activity for children unless they are willing to hike many miles. The campground was also a little on the smaller side, with very hard rock driveways, very little grass considering the amount of shade. We camped at Pikes Peak State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Pack your hiking boots as there isn't much else to do.

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