Hoot Owl Hollow Campground

Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa
Phone: (563) 580-9453

Sites: 70
Recent Rate: $40 8/2014

Latitude: 42.5002066779115
Longitude: -90.7872269591587

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

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


Review Count: 44
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The approach along Pennsylvania/Middle Road is like a roller coaster, I would guess 15+% grades. As you are driving along Pennsylvania/Middle Road from IA-32, the house numbers are all high 4 digit and 5 digit numbers that do not seem to bear any relationship to Hoot Owl Hollow’s address of 1650 Middle Rd. The park is exactly 2 miles from IA 32, just past the second stop sign at Seippel Rd. There is no visible sign indicating the entrance to the park. As you come over the crest of a hill, you notice all of these RVs right in front on you and you are there. The park manager stays in the RV that is to your immediate right ( site #1) as you drive into the park. The roads are paved, but the sites are gravel and not all that level. Our site sloped down to the rear, so much so, that our leveling system could not level the rig, so I had to level the rig manually. Overnight, the legs settled into the mud, requiring the rig be leveled again the next morning. There was just insufficient gravel down on our site to cope with the water and it was more of a mud pit than anything. We carved some nice 5-6” deep ruts (in addition to the ones already there) and the tires on the rig ended up caked in mud. Many sites appeared to have the same problem of insufficient gravel to cope with the rain, but since these were seasonal sites, not really a problem. All the hookups are at the very rear of the pad, some 6’ past the end of the gravel. Ours were buried in a flower garden. I had to dig a path for the water and sewer hoses. So if coming here, make sure you have enough hoses/electric cable to reach well past the end of your rig. The park is in a meadow between two hills so there were no OTA TV signals, however AT&T and Verizon were just barely usable. The park only accepts cash or checks, no credit cards. Water pressure varied anywhere from 15 to 40 psi, depending on the time of day. The 50 amp electricity was good, we had both AC units running most of the afternoon and evening with no voltage problems. The park is 90% occupied by seasonal/weekend residents. I selected ‘No’ for ‘pull-through sites’ to change the previous setting: There is 1 site that is a true pull-through plus 2 back to back sites which if unoccupied, you can pull through, but 3 out of 70 does not justify a ‘Yes’ , especially as they are usually occupied. Not surprising, our promised pull-through was not available. I selected ‘No’ for ‘big rig friendly’ to change the previous setting: . Once off the main entrance road, the roads are very narrow. The only way we were able to maneuver into our site was by swinging back over 2 other empty sites, as the road was just too narrow and the sites not well angled to the road. If there are vehicles parked from neighboring sites, getting into most of these sights would be impossible.. A mile east of the park on Pennsylvania/Middle Rd, there is a parking area on the south side of the road, for a hike and bike trail that leads off to the south. There are many grocery options available within 3 miles of the park, back at IA32 and Dodge St. We will find somewhere else to stay if ever in this area again. We camped at Hoot Owl Hollow Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean, quiet, easy access to pull through site with motor home and towed car.fire pit and picnic table at site. Firewood available at campground. Lots of trees throughout campground. Would rate higher if a camp store were present and office were located in permanent structure and staff available during the day. No camp store. Office is in a camper near entrance to park. Water pressure good except when management is filling swimming pool. Gravel camp site needed additional gravel for rainy weather. We camped at Hoot Owl Hollow Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

No laundry; no real office-just a trailer where someone takes money (cash or check only); no security; it is quiet and sites are wide. One concrete slab holds a Big Rig. Odd place but choices are few in this area. We camped at Hoot Owl Hollow Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The management was helpful, friendly on the phone and when we got here. Campground is on the West side of Dubuque, and not very far outside of town. It was a very handy location for us. We came from Highway 20 and found it very easy to get to the campground. We lived in Dubuque several years ago, and found the town has expanded greatly. It is even better than it was 25 years ago. We have always liked Dubuque. There were a lot of campers the night we were here, and we were parked on the side by the road. However the park was very quiet, day and night and there was no traffic noise from the road. The sites are gravel and were reasonably level, the roads were paved and in good condition. There was a pool and shower house, but we didn't use either one. It was a nice place to stay and we may use it again, but we felt the price was kind of high. We paid $35 for full hook up, but could have paid $5 less without sewer hook up. There is a dump station available. We camped at Hoot Owl Hollow Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a new park, 3 years old, on the west side of Dubuque, about a mile north of US 20. Nice rural area. Very convenient to Dubuque attractions. Excellent pool. Site are gravel with paved roadway. Big rigs are no problem. Some shade. Some seasonal sites. Very friendly owners. We camped at Hoot Owl Hollow Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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