12 RV Parks near Cresco, Iowa
Sep 2016 - $20.00
Clean, Quiet County RV Park in Vernon Springs, IA (just South of Cresco, IA). Spacious sites, nice picnic tables and fire rings. Sites and entrance drive are gravel. Very few other campers, during the week we had the place to ourselves. Clean bathrooms and showers. Pretty good value at 20 per night. Large, old growth trees around perimeter, and only mid sized trees around sites so satellite reception was no problem. Great park for quiet solitude. - Stax
Aug 2011 - $14.00
This campground is VERY family friendly and the owners couldn't be more helpful. The camping area is large, flat and grassy with shade available. There are 2 cabins that can be rented. The sites are huge and the area is quiet enough to hear the river running beside the campground. Canoes and kayaks are available to rent and the owners will shuttle. If you paddle the Upper Iowa River try to come out of the river in the late afternoon so you can relax at your site and watch the eagles that soar above the scenic bluff that overlooks the campground. - tigrred
Oct 2016 - $24.00
Nice park perfect for visiting NE Iowa. 50 amp site over on the Twin Springs side. If you want more quiet, I recommend the Twin Springs side. Lots of places to fill your fresh tanks. Also a dump station on both sides. Some road noise but nothing that disturbs. There is a stream that runs trough the middle for fishing. Nice campground store. Do not take a pull-through unless you want to get really friendly with your neighbors. They require 2 units in all pull throughs - Magnum34
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Nice place. No reservations and checkout time is 3 PM. We arrived about 1 PM and there were only 2 sites available. Pull-through sites have to be shared with 2 RVs if its full. After we got settled a couple of RVs left because of the late checkout. Quite a few RVs came in on Wed and Thurs evenings and were left there until the weekend. Plenty of water faucets are available to fill up your tanks when you come in. - bobowill
May 2015 - $20.00
This is a well run, clean city campground. This is a no reservation park, so keep in mind It fills up quickly with locals on the weekend. There are two loops, the Pulpit Rock side that was very busy with lots of families. The office directed us to the Twin Springs side which only had a few campers in it. There is a pretty creek running between the two loops. Many families playing and fishing in it. The campground is well laid out, with many trees and grassy areas between sites. The trees make getting a satellite view difficult. The campground wifi was very weak, even after the park emptied out on Sunday. Our Verizon Mifi card was adequate. Sprint phone service was just ok. Great areas to walk the dog. The electric hookup was very strong, no water or sewer hookup. Potable water to fill your tanks, and each loop has a dump station. The only negative for us, is the traffic noise from route 52. Ask for a site away from the road if it may bother you. This is a nice park just to relax for a few days, we would stay here again. - Living the Dream
Aug 2017 - $33.00
This was a womdeful stay, way off the beaten path. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The store was handy. We enjoyed visiting with our neighbors and took advantage of their farmhouse worship service. This was our first visit to Minnesota and we met some wonderful ambassadors. Great internet service. The campground is an a peaceful valley with a nearby stream. It was child, horse and dog friendly. - MEJ
Aug 2017 - $33.00
It was awesome. Loved sitting by the stream, the quiet, the owners are awesome. Only things missing were showers and laundry but that goes with most places. We will definitely be back and be telling our friends. LOVE IT. - Fern Salzwedel
Aug 2017 - $33.00
We were looking for somewhere to stay after touring the Mystery Caves and this place was great. Lots of grass, 30 amp electrical, very nice people, family friendly, and quiet. I think some sites have water and sewer but ours didn't and that was fine. - DonHov
Jun 2017 - $23.00
Very nice quiet park. Most sites were occupied but we still had some privacy in our site. Many families with children but not noisey. Restrooms and showers were clean and in good condition. Showers had hot water! There is no phone or internet in this park...nice way to get off the grid and enjoy nature. - N8MD
Sep 2016 - $30.00
If you enjoy lush, wooded and private campsites, you'll enjoy this. We went for 3 days and took my mom in an RV. We hiked on some very nice trails and learned so much about the restoration of the natural habitat including grasses and wild flowers from the very nice and knowledgeable camp host. He was amazing and took us through the restored fields and pointed out all the beautiful flowers that were blooming and how they collect the seeds to sow. The park is very blessed to have this man as he is a volunteer and passionate about this beautiful park. He is willing and happy to teach. - Terry Hunsaid
Aug 2016 - $36.00
We had a wonderful time here. Could have been less rain and himidity, but that's the way it goes. The roads are great for bike riding and running. The trails to the river are a little overgrown and not disability supportive. The host was terrific!
The raccoons are quite used to people and all garbarge and food needs to be put away at night. - octothorp
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Decent for Fairgrounds Camping. Water, electric, dump station, wifi. No other amenities. No attendant, place money in mailbox. - Legends Of America
Jul 2010 - $20.00
No reservations, first come, first served. Closed 7/19-24 for the Fair. One 50 amp next to building and six 30 amp. Water available. Dump. Two sites under trees. Relatively quiet except for a 5:30 am wake up as the local bus starts and runs for a half hour before leaving with the park and ride folks. Dogs loved the place as there are lots of critters around. An ace in the hole for us since we didn't have any reservations for the 4th weekend and everyplace was full. Nice bike/walking trail goes by CG. - bilmo
May 2017 - $46.00
(Price is an estimate) The park as a whole was nice. The Old Barn itself was neat, and it had a nice restaurant inside (although not cheap). Our site was right beside the full-timers on the front row, and maneuvering to back the travel trailer was pretty tight. If we had arrived later and there would have been other tow vehicles parked, it would have been very difficult. The space was clean, but not very level front to back; one end of out trailer was very high in the air. There was a fire ring, but we weren't able to use it due to how close it was to the back of our camper; we didn't want any embers to get on the awning. The staff was very pleasant, and the park was clean. Nearby Lanesboro was very nice with a lot of neat things to do. - joshnichols84
May 2017 - $37.00
A very pretty location, with the huge barn, now converted into restaurant/bar/resort offices at the top of a bluff overlooking the surrounding river valleys. We camped during early season, so were one of the few people there. Resort has covered pool (didn't use), 18 hole golf course, limited access to on property trout stream, located right on the regional bike trail. Campsites are terraced in the hillside going down to river. Large to very large grass sites - lots of space to spread out. Most are very flat and level. Road signs to sites non-existent. May be difficult to very difficult to back into sites when CG is very full, due to single lane roads. Only weak cell service at the Barn bluff, and in highest loop - "A". No service anywhere else in campground. No WiFi at all. TV antenna picked up 13 channels, however. Trash at one end of CG, which can be a very long trek from some sites (no site pickup). 50% seasonal campers, but all very, very well maintained. 2 Day minimum stay (3 on Holidays) required. Restroom/Bath houses old cinderblock, in need of updating, but clean and functional. Coin operated showers. - Flapper
Sep 2016 - $56.00
We camped here with some friends. I guarantee none of us will be back.
1) The roads to the campsites are narrow with a lot of hills. We had a lot of trouble backing into our site due to the huge incline right in front of our site, the narrow road where the edges are washed out, and trees on the site. The highlight of our stay was a resort staff person came out to help guide us out the backside of our site onto the narrow road without plunging (and I mean plunging) over the huge hill on the other side of it after getting stuck in the mud as we tried to center our camper. We couldn't fit our trailer and tow vehicle on the site. Fire pits are located under the trees.
2) Our friends were on the site next to us, and their sewer and electric were right where they're supposed to be, but their water hookup was with ours, and they had to run a hose under their trailer and across their site to get to it. It was really a hassle not to trip over it.
3) There is a bar/restaurant. It is small and busy. The food is mediocre and expensive for what you get. I ordered chips and salsa/cheese - jarred salsa and canned cheese that you get at a ballpark, and I paid around $8 for it. The waitress was crabby, unfriendly and had very little patience for indecisive people.
There is very little for older kids to do here. There is a playground, but it is small and geared toward small children. There is an indoor pool, which is open after Labor Day, but really nothing else unless you golf. There was a huge tournament going on the weekend we stayed and couldn't get on the course, and they have no driving range. The oddest part of this "resort" was there is no camp store, and you actually check in for camping at the bar.
There are lots of campsites, but only 3 inconveniently located near bathrooms/showers. I never made it to them as they were all too far to walk to - luckily we have a full bathroom in our rig.
We won't be back. - TT Mom
Oct 2017 - $30.00
Sylvan Park Campground is part of River View Campground. River view is directly across the street from Sylvan. At River View, there are no restrooms, and only 2 portapotty's in poor condition. The road into Sylvan is torn up to replace a sewage line into the elementary school which shares the same parking lot as Sylvan's campground and city park. Neither campground had a host, and we were in desperate need to assistance when on the first night camped there, a major tree limb fell on our 5th wheel. The old restroom at the Sylvan Park was poorly kept and unclean. No showers. - mitig8er
Jun 2015 - $39.00
This park is in town and close to everything the town offers. They do not take reservations and they fill up fast on weekends. During the week the bathrooms are kept acceptably clean, but on weekends it doesn't appear that they are maintained; sinks and countertops were dirty. Will stay here again for the convenience. - Camping Luvr
Sep 2012 - $25.00
We found this to be a very nice campground. Only about 1 block from the heart of the downtown district, so we walked or biked to our activities. The campground is part of a city park. The main campground road was paved, the sites are gravel and most seemed to be level. It was quiet and friendly. No reservations taken, first come first serve. Restrooms were not as modern or clean as we would have liked, although the 2nd set of restrooms/showers at the community center were much cleaner and more modern; they are located at the park entrance. Farmers market at the park on Saturday, and several Amish vendors all day Fri/Sat, so we had lots of fresh veggies and bakery items. We would stay here again. - skate