Pulpit Rock Campground

     


Decorah, Iowa
Phone: (563) 382-9551

Sites: 154
Recent Rate: $20 5/2015


Latitude: 43.2986952043689
Longitude: -91.809883997345

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-stream Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

11 Reviews

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

Living the Dream

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pulpit Rock Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

The Decorah area has a few interesting sights. The Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum is highly rated, there is a nice bike/walking trail from the campground into town, several nice parks, a fish hatchery, and a few nice restaurants in town.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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illini777

Review Count: 161
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Great little campground with large, level sites. Utilities were placed in the right locations and in proper working order. We could not use our MiFi and satellite TV because of the trees. Our rig is 40' long. We camped at Pulpit Rock Campground in a Motorhome.

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bones1941

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground. It is owned and maintained by the city of Decorah. Check-in was a breeze and the lady at the desk was extremely helpful. She even offered to help me hook up my electricity. The sites are gravel and level. I had one of the pull thru sites. I had an expansive view of a wonderful lawn that ran down to the river on the curb side of the coach. My electric meter stayed in the green zone all of the time. It is a no reservation park and it fills up rather fast on Thursdays. I would definitely stay here again. I camped in a motorhome. We camped at Pulpit Rock Campground in a Motorhome.

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skate

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this park to be well maintained and well groomed. There is a check-in office with an attendant on duty. The interior roads are paved with gravel sites, lots of space for each site and most looked to be level. There is no water/sewer to the individual sites. There are several water stations spaced throughout the campground if needed, and the dump station is on the way out. lots of mature shade trees and plenty of grass. Located right on a trout stream and the bike trail. close to the highway so there is some road noise. We would stay here again. We camped at Pulpit Rock Campground in a Motorhome.

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jalan

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nicely maintained city park. The park was well kept. The park backs to a nice, clear stream and provides for nice walking opportunities. Sites were level and electrical power was stable. There was plenty of room between sites. The restrooms and showers were reasonably clean but are not air conditioned. They left the entrance doors open, presumably to allow air flow, but this meant large amounts of flies inside the rest rooms. The location is good with easy walking or bike riding along the river, including to the popular Whippy Dip ice cream shop. We camped at Pulpit Rock Campground in a Motorhome.

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adsaxs

Review Count: 163
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has a serious name issue. The official name is Pulpit Rock Campground but the receipt has the name of Decorah Campground. The park has two loops, the second loop is called Twin Creeks Campground: not Twin Creeks loop. Typical of most campgrounds in Iowa, you can move your rig onto a site and not come back until the weekend. Many of the local residents do that. Since this campground does not take reservations it would be best of arrive before Thursday night. The Pulpit Rock loop has more sites and are a bit more crowded then the Twin Creeks Campground. There is a restroom and shower in both loops. The bathroom/showers were clean and usable. Wi-Fi is available but the best reception is at the office. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. The interior roads are asphalt and the sites are on packed gravel. All sites have 30/20 amp service and the voltage was good. There are a number of pull-through sites but on the weekends they may double up on these sites. Fresh water is available near the dump stations located at both loops. Some sites overlook the river. Verizon air card had two bars with Broadband access. Verizon cell phone worked well. You can walk to the town of Decorah via the bike/walking paths. This is a very quiet park, even on the weekends. There is some freeway noise from Hwy 52 but not bad at night. We would definitely come back here again. We camped at Pulpit Rock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bree08

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

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are traveling any distance don't waste your time. They don't take "reservations" but many locals "store" junk campers for $8 a day on their chosen site and thus "reserve" their spots. We also found out that if someone is camping and wants your spot they can move to it and you have to move to their site because they were there before you, which just happened to us! This used to be our favorite campground and after camping here for 9 years we are fed-up. The way the campground is being run is a joke and a waste of a beautiful campground. We camped at Pulpit Rock Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Tireman9

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice, clean & quiet. Would give this a 10 if they accepted reservations. We camped at Pulpit Rock Campground in a Motorhome.

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stetwood

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

It is actually Pulpit Rock Campground. Very nice campground, although near Highway 52 which can be busy. Do climb Pulpit Rock and view the flood plain to see the Thunderbird, then go to Phelps park and see it from another angle. A bike path leaves the park into Decorah. Check out the architecture of the town, especially near Phelps park. Would stay here again. We camped at Pulpit Rock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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RonTon

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was very nice with level sites. We camped at Pulpit Rock Campground in a Motorhome.

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Bob T

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very pretty, well kept park. We camped at Pulpit Rock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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  • The Decorah area has a few interesting sights. The Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum is highly rated, there is a nice bike/walking trail from the campground into town, several nice parks, a fish hatchery, and a few nice restaurants in town.

    Living the DreamMay 2015

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