6.8 Good

Rock Creek Marina & Campground

Camanche, Iowa

3942 291st St
Camanche, Iowa 52730
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 70
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.44344
Longitude: -90.59655

Elevation: 572' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ 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 yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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4 Reviews

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Rock Creek Marina & Campground is a county (Clinton IA) park so one should not expect the amenities of a private RV resort. I did not expect cable TV or wi-fi, and did not get them. I knew the sites were electric only, but it was 50 amp with strong voltage. Checking in was an adventure. The person in the office wanted to charge us $100 for our four night stay, that we had already paid. There is no campground map or person to guide you to your site, just some vague directions. We did find it okay. There had been quite a bit of rain prior to our stay and the area was very muddy. The areas around the sites are very wooded and you are next to a slough. This is prime mosquito breeding grounds, and they were everywhere all the time. We were in one of the few pull-through sites and they were quite large and the pad was long. Most of the other sites are back-in or tent sites. They do have a few cabins on stilts. The pads and interior roads are gravel, but being so close the river, quite level. If you are a boater, this would be a good campground. They have a boat launch and several slips to dock your boat. The week following our stay, the Mississippi was expected to rise four feet. If it does the whole campground will be under water. When we left, one area was closed as the access road was already under water. I hope I have the chance to return here in drier conditions. It is a scenic area. The park is also home to the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center, worth seeing. We camped at Rock Creek Marina & Campground 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Le Clair is just down the road (15 miles or so) and is a beehive of activity on weekends. The Mississippi River is the main attraction in this area. US67 runs along the river and very popular with bikers.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

A great campground right on the river, with a lot of things to do. Great fishing, has boat slips (docks?) if you have a boat (I do not), and you can rent boats or paddle boats. Right next to the Eco Tourism center, which has lots of neat things going on.

Avoid when raining, as the entire campground turns into a big mud puddle. Also can be very buggy. We camped at Rock Creek Marina & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Scope out the spots first. The sites do not have water, though there are spigots spaced out every so often. A couple of spots have one close enough to run a hose to. We ended up sharing with the two adjacent sites and it worked quite well. Avoid pulling in at night if you have a large camper, it makes parking very difficult.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We had a pretty decent stay. My only complaint was the cold water in the shower. Taking a shower on a 45* morning and only having lukewarm water was not pleasant. We camped at Rock Creek Marina & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 145
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

This is a county park. It is on a backwater of the Mississippi River. It is a marina in addition to being a campground. The marina business was very busy during our stay. We stayed in site #65 right on the water. Due to the slow-moving water, there were lots of mosquitoes, so staying outside was a challenge. We wanted to stay in a place right on the Mississippi and we couldn't tell about this place looking at the map. Sites are electric only. There are lots of trees so maneuvering a big rig would be problematic. Bargain price. The showers are a long hike from many of the campsites so we didn't try them. There are pit toilets scattered around and we didn't try them either. In the future, we'd plan a little better and choose another campground. It seemed like mostly locals were staying there. We camped at Rock Creek Marina & Campground in a Motorhome.

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