6 Parks near Brighton, Iowa
Jun 2008 - $16.00
A very nice park. It's nice that some of the waterfront sites are reservable and others are first come, first served. Being a state park I thought the sites would be larger, but they were big enough. Not especially level, but workable. Gnats were terrible while we were there, but might just have been because of all the rain. There's a swimming beach too. We would go back. - msmatch
Jun 2007 - $19.00
Full hookups or none. It was a quiet place, that will most likely fill up on the weekend. We stayed one night during the week. Some sites are reserve able. - stetwood
Aug 2006 - $16.00
We reserved site #94 and liked that we were able to pull in forward to put our awning side toward a nice view of the pond with no neighbor on that side. We didn't like that site #93 was extremely close to us and there was only one electric post for our site and site #93 with one 20 amp and one 30 amp plug. Both sites were supposed to have 30 amp but the ranger we talked to said they just came up short somehow but that it had never been a problem as far as he knew. We were lucky that our neighbors in site #93 were OK with 20 amp so we didn't have a problem either but there could be if two rigs both needed 30 amp. The park is fairly hilly but the gravel pad in our site created a level (but narrow) area, the site had very nice shade, we have a 30 ft class A. There are some sites right on the lake but they looked very cramped and crowded the weekend we were there. Bathhouses were a little run down and didn't look very clean but the showers had enough hot water and decent spray. We stayed here to go to the Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant about 30 miles away. We loved the Old Thresher event. - mahaffee
Aug 2016 - $17.00
Love this little park! A few sites are big enough for big rigs and those are back-ins. Electrical and water. Well maintained by the Conservation Board. We could not get satellite due to the trees, but antenna worked. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. - The DnD Adventure
Sep 2013 - $15.00
I stayed here to visit nearby Maharishi Vedic City. There are a lot of hiking and biking trails in and around the park. I have a 41' RV and easily backed into a level spot. I would stay here again. - Liz Carmel
Aug 2012 - $15.00
Great little County park. We used the amenities; however, it was ideal for visiting Fairfield and the Maharishi University. Clean bathrooms and showers. We were blessed to get one of the first sites going into the park and on a curve so back-in with 38 ft RV was no problem. Multiple sites could have handled us. Be sure and check out the local stage theater. King Lear was "big city" quality for $20! - noelbob
Jul 2015 - $28.00
We found this park when the one just off the freeway was full. Nice alternative. Very quiet small park. Owner lives on site and was always working around the place. There are some nice ponds on the property with expansive mowed lawns around them with places to walk dogs. Most of the back in sites have large shade trees. We used a more open pull through site. Didn't use the rest room/showers so can't comment on them. We did hear some train noise but not too bothersome. - Nautical Wheelers
Sep 2016 - $14.00
We stayed here in a tent on Labor day weekend. Park itself is just okay. They have a lot of level sites, but everything is grass. Our campsite was rutted from an RV that either got stuck in the mud, or just sank in. They only have electricity to each camp site, no dumps. The dump site looked like it would be a challenge to get into, if it was at all muddy.
There are a number of campfire rings around, but not one for each campsite. I saw a few picnic table spread around, but again, not one for each camp site.
The worst part of this camp ground is the bathrooms. They do have high iron in the water, but that is no excuse. It has been a long time since I stayed in a park with such terrible bathrooms. They were filthy dirty, and didn't look like they had any attention for quite some time. The bathrooms appeared to not have had any maintenance for a long time, and certainly no upgrades.
I also didn't see any staff around. That being said, I didn't spend much time at the park, so they could have been in later on.
We will not be staying here next year, if there are any other options available. - John316
Aug 2016 - $18.00
Let me start out by saying this park does have WiFi, however you have to pay to use. There are 4 sites per electric pole but only room for 2 rigs. Parking is on grass, but fairly level. Dump station a different set-up, it's a pull in and back out. It's not user friendly. Stayed there with a club, as a single unit I would not return. - rving4fun
Nov 2016 - $35.00
Pros: We love this park. A great large area for our labs to run. Immaculate (mowing, sites, flowers, office)and quiet. This is our 3rd time after we found it much easier to park here and drive 45min to Washington,Ia where family is. Hy-Vee a short walk away. Expansion coming. Right off the interstate.
Cons: No refunds/credits if you shorten your stay. - WendyR
Aug 2016 - $26.00
This campground is an excellent value. It is well designed; everything worked as expected and it is quiet at night. The sites and roadways are crushed stone. There is a small playground for the kids and ample grass for walking the dogs. It's an easy on and off US 218. Close to shopping and the quaint town of Mt. Pleasant. We had a weekly rate with metered electric at .18/KWH. - 15243
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Easy on/off interstate. We made reservation (for their last open site) early afternoon. Pulled in right at dark (our site info was on the door) and left early morning, so just hooked up W/E which both worked fine. Spaces were close but plenty of room for slides. Road noise not a factor. I did hear lots of birds singing in the morning. Would return if in the area again. - the larks
Jun 2014 - $20.00
Stayed here for 4 days through the weekend. Park was quiet except for the cows in the auction barn on the next street over. Local park pool with hours of operation and Amish stores in the area. Showers were better than most for a park location. - Roger W
Sep 2013 - $18.00
Since this park hasn't had any recent reviews this year, I wanted to provide an update to previous reviews. This is an excellent campground for the price. There were only 4 campsites taken the day we were here. The park is well kept, albeit self service. It's a great place to camp if visiting Kalona. The only thing confusing is trying to figure out what site number you're in. I'd definitely camp here again, if in the area. - jodykay50pub
Sep 2012 - $18.00
Camper review in 2010 is very accurate. This is a nice quiet campground with really nice restrooms/showers. The Kalona City Park (in front of campground) is well-kept and has a newly updated swimming pool. The sites were built before campers had big motor homes, so spaces are tight if the park is full. Most sites are 30 amp/water. Dump station is easy to use. No reservations are accepted. Kalona has a wonderful downtown area with good places to eat and shop. Area has many different types of shopping. - mocrazylove