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Bloomfield, Iowa

McGowen Recreation and Wildlife Area

Bloomfield, Iowa

22893 215th St
Bloomfield, Iowa 52537
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 20
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.749490903213
Longitude: -92.394280206177

Elevation: 838' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, U.S. Cellular Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,U.S. Cellular
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Biking Biking no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Water Access Water Access yes
  • Casino Casino no

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Review Details

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2 Reviews

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a decent campground to stay in. Of the 12 sites, the outer 4 "pull through" sites are the longest. The 7 pull throughs and 1 back-in in the middle rows are of various length. A couple sites might be long enough to stay hooked up, but the rest would require disconnecting the truck or car. I believe all of the sites would require leveling, as none of them appeared level to me. The gravel roads and sites were in good condition. There was a paved patio with picnic table at our site, as well as a fire ring. Water pressure was fine. 30 amp receptacle at the box was dirty, preventing a good connection, so we had to plug into 50 amp instead using an adapter. No dump station on site is a bummer, but there is a dump station on the other side of town at the Fairgrounds that is available. This park was quiet and peaceful, with nice scenery. $14 cash fee was placed into a drop box. 9 of the 12 sites were occupied during our stay on a Friday night. We camped at McGowen Recreation and Wildlife Area in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Tips for other Campers:

Southfork motel/restaurant on the south edge of town on Highway 63 has very good food. Easily the best place in Bloomfield to eat. The Country Club (next to McGowen campground) is a good eating spot as well.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This little park built by the Davis Co. Conservation Board is a gem! 12 fairly level gravel & grass sites, all pull-through. The 4 sites on the perimeter are suitable for any size rig. Picnic tables, fire rings, 30/50 amp electric and good water. Clean and new bath-house. If there were a dump on site, it would be darn near ideal! We meant to only overnight here, but instead decided to stay 4 days. A number of ponds with bass, bluegills and crappie dot the area, with lots of trees and pleasant walks. Two beautiful cabins are also available to rent. Bloomfield is a charming little town as well. We'll be back! We camped at McGowen Recreation and Wildlife Area in a Motorhome.

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