9.5 Excellent
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Deer Run Resort

Elkader, Iowa


501 High St NE
Elkader, Iowa 52043
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Sites: 81
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.85251
Longitude: -91.39833

Elevation: 718' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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16 Reviews

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Used this camp for touring McGregor and Guttenberg areas. Elkader is a quaint town in its own way. Camp appears new with great landscaping, clean restrooms and concrete pads. Recommend highly. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
15
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful campground with full hookup cement pads and cement patio. Whole park is nicely landscaped and manicured. The best bathrooms and showers. Great cement walking path around there lake. Just wish they let you catch and release on there lake. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
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:

Turkey river close by to fish/kayak/canoe/tube.city swimming pool almost next door. River walk is a nice walk up to downtown. Elkader pizzeria has good pizza. Worth the drive to big spring trout hatchery (10 min)

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Extremely nice lady in office. Extremely clean and spacious park. Shower building was cleanest I have ever seen, with spacious individual shower rooms. Site was very deep, concrete with concrete patio and nice table. Highly recommend and will definitely stay again. Must use satellite, no cable (bad provider in area) and no antenna reception. Our GPS took us somewhere else in town, but we stumbled upon it. I cannot recommend this place highly enough! We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. Walking distance to town. Nice level cement pads with patio and picnic table. Staff friendly and helpful. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This is what an RV park should be. Beautiful, clean, very well maintained, manicured landscaping, lots of elbow room. Sites are concrete in excellent condition. Utilities are clean, solid, and fully functional. Huge grassy areas. Wooded hillside with doe and fawns. Truly an oasis. Elkader, Iowa is off the beaten path but very much worth the effort to visit. This is the best of the best. I wish all RV parks were designed and maintained like this. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

When you turn off the highway, don't take the first road into town. The second road will take you right to the campground and will avoid the 5-ton weight-limited bridge into downtown. The first road will get you to the campground, but the route is not as obvious. Just go straight ahead. Don't turn into downtown over the bridge.

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Review Count: 148
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Large grassy site with trees that have grown enough to provide some shade. Long, wide level concrete pad with concrete patio, picnic table. Fire pit. Firewood is $10 for a large wheelbarrow and is dry, not smokey. WIFI was $3 weekend or $4 week, and is decent except for weekend nights. Ok over the air TV. Washer was $3.50, did not use. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
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, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Travel River Bluffs Scenic Highway and culinary tour. Walk along Turkey River .6 mile to bakery in town.

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Review Count: 128
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Easy access to and in the park with our oversized 40'+ Big Rig RV. All sites back-in but easy to negotiate. Rate reflects a week's stay. Quiet at night. Utilities at back of site so extra water hose was needed. Great Verizon LTE service but minimal AT&T signal (voice and texting service was sporadic but no internet for at least an hour's drive in any direction from Elkader). Silverbear's comprehensive July 2015 review (and directions) were spot-on. We would return. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 342
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 52

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Staff lost our reservation (confirmation didn't help) but in spite of holiday weekend they shuffled sites and accommodated us. Very nice CG. GPS sent us through town (intriguing) instead of the second exit which takes you directly to the CG entrance guarded by a WWII army tank. On I-13 from the south the South High Street exit, fr0m the north bypass the North High Street exit. Interior roads paved with sidewalks and lots of room at each site, paved, deep and wide. Firewood $10 wheelbarrow load, really loaded. This is a relatively new CG. Restroom buildings are also storm shelters. Laundry is expensive. Trees are young. If you cancel a reservation CG issues a credit, not a refund. There is a $3 charge for each device you connect on the CG system, per day. Our Verizon Jetpack worked just fine here. Overall, a pleasant CG and we would return if in the area. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Effigy Mounds National Monument is nearby.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

The park has all concrete pads with a pad for the picnic table. Very friendly staff who takes you to your site. Firewood has to be purchased at the park, $1o.00 for a wheel barrel load. Over the air TV is OK at best. The park does have Wi-Fi for a $3.oo weekend charge. We will return to this park. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Elkader Iowa has many things to see, great place to visit for more than a day.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

As the last review mentioned, this is a relatively new park. The GPS location of the street address was wrong. You need to go about 300 yards farther up the road. We arrived late (after the office was closed) and the manager came over to help us back into our site. Very nice park with full hookups. We will stay here again. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The owners of this park put a lot of money into it. They planted a lot of trees. Built a man-made lake on the property. Built new office, bathrooms, showers and laundry room. They plan to expand further. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They provided us with a package of things to do in the area on check-in. The campground and grounds are gorgeous and clean. Every site is a back-in with sufficient room between sites. Every site has a concrete pad and patio, fire ring, grass and trees. Showers were immaculate. Our Verizon wireless internet and cell phone worked fine. Negative is no cable and weren’t able to get locals because of the bluffs in the area. Our satellite dish worked fine. While here, we visited Effigy Mounds NM and downtown Elkader. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice modern campground with awesome bathroom/showers. Within walking distance of Elkader, which is a nice little town to visit. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 187
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is a gem. The sites are level, easy to get into even for a big rig and are paved. Each site has a paved "patio" with picnic table. The sites are spaced reasonably far apart. The entire campground is immaculate. The entire campground staff were very friendly and loaded us up on sightseeing literature. The Wi-Fi isn't yet fully operational, but the Verizon signal is quite strong. We had no trouble getting satellite reception. We will definitely stay here again if we are in the area. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Deer Run is located less than a mile from historic downtown Elkader. The interior roads are blacktopped and each spacious site has a concrete pad and patio, a picnic table, and a fire ring. The buildings and grounds are immaculately maintained. The office looks more like a lodge than a campground office. The restrooms and laundry which double as a storm shelter are also very attractive. There are a couple of areas that could be improved. The turning radius for each site is tight. In addition, the park doesn’t have internet or cable. Antenna television reception is limited because of the parks location along the bluffs of the Turkey River. We will stay here again. We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Squeaky clean restrooms, long, wide, level sites and friendly accommodating hosts. They provided much tourist information and materials and answered every question. This truly is a resort in the facilities provided. Will definitely return. Suggestions? Only that they install WiFi, which they say is on the way. Definitely rates a "10" in my book! We camped at Deer Run Resort in a Motorhome.

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