8.4 Good
     
Charles City, Iowa

R Campground Inc

Charles City, Iowa


1910 Clark St
Charles City, Iowa 50616
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.058901640739
Longitude: -92.663004398346

Elevation: 1014' (approximate)
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 no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • 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
Amenities
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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17 Reviews

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is great! I called because other reviews said it was a self checkin and that the sites weren't very level. The owner said he would meet us and let us pick out a site. He was there and took my husband to pick out one, which was next to their lake and very level. 50 amp, good water, sewer and quite a few tv Channels over the air. Wifi was free but didn't show up where we were...too far,I guess. This is a very pretty park right in the city. Lots of choices with or without shade. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. Our site was t a pullthrough, but the owner said to just drive over the grass when we left, making it a pullthrough. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
OB19
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Self registration...owner absent...park was clean and well groomed. Appeared to have a number of permanent residents. There was a lot of construction and truck traffic noise during the day less than a block away. Evenings and nights were quiet. The site we had was OK but there were a lot of the sites in the area we were in that would have been difficult to level due to the terrain. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
NWT26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Local museum was worth the visit.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I'm not sure how we wound up in Charles City but we were happy to find this place. The self check in was confusing to us and without someone to give us some guidance we stayed in a pull through when we would have preferred a back in along the river. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Good supermarket a couple of miles away.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

OK.....snuggled up against the Cedar River, we really enjoyed our stay here. There are pull-thru slots, as well as back-in & camping sites. If your site has water & electric, it also has sewer. The gracious & friendly host piped in sewer to the rest of the sites last year. We saw bald eagles during our stay. Kayak or canoe the river. Sit by a fire as the stars come out. To be fair, not all the sites are "dead level", but the overall experience was one we are GOING to repeat. We hope others do the same. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
NWT4
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

For a "sleepy" little Iowa town, there are actually things in town to see. Go see the Mooney collection of etchings from as far back as the 1200s. Go see the museum.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Self check in. Grab an enevelope, map and go pick a site. Fill out info, deposit money and you're done. You'll have to call the number provided for bathroom codes. This is a beautiful place. Some sites don't have much shade but many are on the river. There is Wifi but it's password protected. We never thought to ask for a password. Bathhouse seems new and is rustic but nice. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
OB11
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Go to The Pub on Cedar on Jacksn St. Nice views and good food.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Watch the trees on Clark St on your way in... stay to the left. Interior roads were dirt/gravel with some dips and potholes (take it slow). Self-checkin at a pedestal about 100 yards down. We called ahead so there was a packet for us with site#, bathroom codes and WiFi code. Sites were gravel pads (2" out) with fair spacing and room for my truck. Utilities placed in the middle of site. (Some "back in" sites seem to have the utilities on the opposite side). Sites had a grass area with picnic table, some were muddy. No noise. WiFi coverage was too weak where we were (OutBack section), but we had 4/5 bars on Verizon Cell. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
OB-21
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is on the river and in a very beautiful setting. Wish all Passport America parks looked like this one. Would highly recommend this park. Owner very nice and friendly. We camped in 36' MH with full-hook ups. If you don't want full-hook ups, there are sites in the trees and tent camping is next to the river. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stayed here twice, over three years, while visiting friends in Charles City. It's nice, quite, and pretty. There is no "entertainment" other that what you make for yourself. If that is what you're looking for then you will be more than satisfied.

There are basically two halves to this park, the front half by the entrance and the back half by the river and pond. The front looks to be full time residents and overnighters. We always stay in the back, past the registration house. The difference is profound. In the back you feel like you're out in the quit beautiful country side. In the front it feels like a typical "squeeze 'em in" RV park. Surprisingly the pretty back area is not crowded at all.

Some of the best sites you drive straight into, unhitch, and then drive back out. Not technically a pull through, but easily managed with our setup which is 55' total when hitched (5th wheel + truck). The rest are a mix of actual pull throughs and back-ins

The roads are generally good. The only concern is a small but steep hill going from the tent area up to "Northwest territory". *You can easily avoid it if you know about it.* The first time there we went up and lost traction while towing the 5th wheel. We had to back down and get a "running start".

Verizon signal was strong and fast. 4G LTE. Didn't try ATT. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There is an excellent bike path in town and disc course about 10 - 15 minutes away by foot.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice for short time. Passport America rate. No frills camping but safe and clean. Call ahead for price because you register in front of the house at a little stand where you fill in your information, the number of the site you picked, and add the cash payment then drop in a slot. We would stop here again. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Had a site on the river; quiet and clean. We did not use bathrooms or showers so can not comment. The website said cash only, so we were prepared. The view was beautiful and peaceful. Enjoyed our stay. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is probably a nice campground normally but two issues weighed heavily against it for us. First, the pull through site was so steep we could not level the coach without propping the rear end up to the full extent of the jacks plus about six inches of pads. It was so unstable with that arrangement that we spent three days rolling downhill to the bedroom and climbing back up to the front. Nearby sites appeared to be similar so we could see no point in moving around experimenting. Secondly, the wifi was so slow I nearly fell asleep between the pages. Check in is "do it yourself" where you pick up a map, rules and an envelop at the "house", drive to the site of your choice, fill in the envelop form, insert the required amount of cash and return the envelop to the "house". Not sure what you do if you don't have cash since there is no provision for card numbers, etc. There is a small store in front that might give you cash though. It is quiet and the sites, though mountainous, are quite long for our 67' rv+car trailer and the car itself. We would stay here again if we can find a somewhat gentler sloping site. The rate reflects two days PA and one day regular ($24). We camped at R Campground Inc in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for 4.5 months in the winter and paid a monthly rate. Water did not freeze at the pump. Wi-Fi always worked great. The roads are gravel and some sites might have difficulty leveling. The owner is friendly. He is also a city police officer and drives through the park several times a day so we always felt very safe! Most sites have a fire pit ours did not but we had cedar trees perfect for our dog. There is a nice lake next to the river probably a great place to stay in the summer. We loved our stay here and will stay here again! We camped at R Campground Inc in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 217
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

The park uses a self-serve approach to check-in which can lead to confusion and a few very rough stretches of interior roads. Some of the gravel sites offer shade; many appear to offer challenges leveling. Water pressure was very low but electric was reliable and Wi-Fi was very good. AT&T phone service was poor in this area and data service was non-existent. We would stay here again. The rate reflects the Passport America discount. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly owner - called on a day Passport America was not supposed to be offered and he said, "It's a slow day; sure, come on in as PA". Picked the closest sites when we arrived which were long - we are 55 ft including tow vehicle and had lots of room, but site was not level - a bit high in the front. Although they had a self-sign in and pay with a few brochures there was no map of the campground. Would stay again - this time just overnight. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent one night here. Bathrooms were clean and well kept. The campground was quiet. There is a nice lake and creek on the grounds. We would stay here again. We camped at R Campground Inc in a Travel Trailer.

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