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Lake Darling State Park

Brighton, Iowa


111 Lake Darling Rd
Brighton, Iowa 52540
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 118
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.17854
Longitude: -91.88290

Elevation: 686' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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6 Reviews

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Review Count: 222
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

The campground consists of paved roads and gravel sites. Sites follow the contour of the land and can be very far from level side to side. Roads and sites are narrow making caution necessary on the long curvy entrance road and sharp turns into the sites. Our pull-through site had a picnic table, fire pit with adjustable cooking grate, and open view of the sky for good satellite reception. There is no AT&T data or phone service in the park or nearby communities. Bathrooms and showers were spacious and clean. We camped at Lake Darling State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

fishing, trails, boating

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Great place to camp, we were there over a holiday weekend so it was a bit cramped but still a great time. The lake is really nice, we stayed in spot 05 and launched our kayaks from our spot and the fishing was great. Our camper was 12-15' off the waters edge. There is also a small dock behind spot 05 which is for public use; so be advised there will be foot traffic through your spot. Overall a great park; we will surely be back! We camped at Lake Darling State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
05
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Real shopping is about 20-25 minutes from campground. I would advise to plan ahead and bring food with you unless you mind the drive to the closest grocery/Walmart location.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
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
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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: 5

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: 10

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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