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Brighton, Iowa

Lake Darling State Park

Brighton, Iowa

111 Lake Darling Rd
Brighton, Iowa 52540
Phone: (319) 694-2323

Sites: 118
Recent Rate: $11 4/2017

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Latitude: 41.178544
Longitude: -91.882897
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

4 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park on the shores of Lake Darling. There are full hook-up sites ($14), electric sites($11), and no hook-up sites ($6). We stayed in an electric site; it had 50 amp service. The campground is on a hillside so most sites have a lake view. The campground is far enough from the highway so that highway noise is not heard. We camped at Lake Darling State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

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

There are hiking trails. A flock of white pelicans were visiting the lake.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Lake Darling State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Lake Darling State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 213
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Lake Darling State Park in a Motorhome.

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