11 RV Parks near Keokuk, Iowa
Jul 2017 - $23.00
Stayed over a week. This place is old-school. Meaning very little info on website, no reservation system so no confirmation email, no campground map/info provided upon checking in, no cell service/slow internet. And that's fine, just be prepared. Campground is for sale, so changes could be coming. If heading south on Hwy 218 and you turn right onto 353rd St/243rd Ave - be sure to take the gravel road (353rd), NOT the paved road (243rd). Check-in was quick. Gentleman in office was quiet; if you want any info on the facilities (like Wifi password) you'll need to ask. Made me feel stupid for saying I was a Good Sam member (there are signs all over stating they're a Good Sam park). He said, "I can give you the daily rate if you have to have your discount..." With no info on the website to know ahead of time, I had no idea what the daily rate was or if there was a weekly rate. I felt the price was good for the value provided. In four years of RVing we have never had so much trouble trying to level our 40' fifth wheel as we did here. The site is mostly gravel; ramps up in the middle, lengthwise down the site. Pulled to front of site to be in line with sewer connection, but tires kept ending up off the ground no matter how many boards we added/subtracted under the jacks. Had to reconnect truck and back up to middle of site at point where our long sewer hose just reached. Tires still not fully on the ground. We did not ask to be moved to another site as they looked similar. Pull thru site very long, probably 80-90'. Hookups worked as desired. Neighbor RV's slide was 8' from our slide. Some trees provided shade but didn't hit RV. Firepit had garbage in it. Otherwise place was very well maintained and nice. Deadzone for connectivity. No AT&T service; no Verizon. Satellite internet is the Wifi in the campground; works well if you sit right outside the office, barely worked inside our RV at our site. Mile down the road was AT&T LTE service. - FrozenWaters
Sep 2016 - $23.00
This is a very nice old park. Good service with good facilities, clean and neat, all very well maintained. Check-in was easy with helpful owners who live in homes adjoining the park.
Gravel roads and pads. The spaces are close, but not impossible. Hookup was well placed and easy.
Lot of old growth trees, lots of shade with additional plantings and landscaping. There is spacious grass for walking, but area between spaces is pretty much all gravel with a hint of grass.
There is no cable. Turn your antenna like everyone else and you'll get adequate OTA channels. Wi-Fi was good in our spot, #5, near the office.
Laundry is very reasonable, but only 2 of each .
Bathrooms are dated but sparkling clean and comfortable...even decorated.
Walking trails have been cut into the woods. It is a real walk in the woods as the trails are a little rough, but interesting.
All this said, I now must add that a reservation is recommended. This park is almost all filled with long term employed. The trailers are neat with some long-term clutter like large furniture pieces and big freezers outside.
Everyone appears to be working, it is quiet and controlled. Trailers as family homes seems to be a sign of our times.
This is a relaxing stop from hours of driving. It is not a resort. It is a safe, secure and quiet spot along the way. We'll be back. - Jack B
Jul 2016 - $24.00
Hickory Haven Campground in Keokuk, Iowa is a FHU, 30/50A pull thru's with shade, picnic tables, fire ring, graveled sites with grass patios. Plenty of space for my 40' Phaeton towing an 18' enclosed trailer still attached with room to spare in my long pull thru site!! Bath house, showers and laundry services. A small office/store staffed by very friendly people. Park is well maintained. I have AT&T cell service that does not reach the park. The wifi is directed towards the full timer section so to get consistent service, you need to be close to the office. I sit in the laundry room or the large covered patio to get service. I have also traveled into Keokuk to Wendy's or Taco Bell for their free wifi!!! And you can get a little snack while using the Internet. No cable available, but clear views of sky for satellite access. A great, quiet park close to Historic Nauvoo. I would return for sure. Good Sam discount applies. - kihei7
Aug 2017 - $16.00
Basic water/electric parking lot campground. Three campground locations one north of Southside Boat Club (3 sites), two east(8 or 10 sites) and a somewhat woodsy area, (3 sites). Do not follow GPS that takes you to City Hall.
If coming from south, take first street on left (2nd or 1st Ave ) immediately past the bridge which traversesthe Mississippi River. Proceed a few blocks to Banks Street, turn left, go over railroad tracks, turn right.
If coming from the north turn right just before the bridge and follow the same directions. Check out which site you want. Pay at the bar in the Southside Boat Club. There are no reservations. The number at Southside is 319-524-7122. They were helpful with directions and basic availability questions.
This park is located directly on the river. Watching barges is interesting. A lot more tending by the city for cleanliness and upkeep would certainly improve ratings. Several workers had trailers in the middle park and were loud at 2 am returning from their shift. However, with all the railroad tracks across the street, that noise was minimal. I did not feel safe to walk my dog after dark, but no one bothered us except one loud mouth "barking" near us at 2 am. The park provided the over night stay we needed.
The signs at each campground only indicate charges: $16 regular, $14 seniors. No other information given. Electrical hookup box had several spider egg sacs. We had a 30 amp, 34' motorhome. Parallel parked in the middle campground immediately to right of the Southside Boat Club. - Proud Rome Georgian
Oct 2011 - $16.00
We did not stay at this site, however we drove through and checked it out. It is right along the Mississippi just down the street from the stern wheel paddle boat. Some sites are gravel, some dirt, and some concrete. They have 20,30, and 50 amp hook ups, water that is shared between several sites and no sewer hook ups and I'm not sure where a dump station is. The site sits between the river and a RxR switching yard that can be pretty loud. There's a boat ramp here too. I only added this site because it wasn't mentioned in the reviews of the area at all and to give another option if you're in the area. Contact the City of Keokuk, Iowa for more details. - pumper9x9
Oct 2011 - $15.00
A bit out of the ordinary place. It's a city park and you have to go up to city hall to pay. They had 1 porta johnny ( that we didn't use) and no showers. The dump station is up the hill behind the water department. The hook ups are 50 amp or 20 amp be sure and check the voltage before you plug into the 50 amp. The sign down there says it's 220 but I was reading just over 120v on my meter. This a a pretty quiet park but you can hear the trains going by on the other side of the river. Folks in town that I talked to and visited with were very friendly and had lots of time to talk. Over in The down side of that one is that it's right next to the rail yard. We planned on staying 1 or 2 night but have been here for 5 nights so far due to mechanical issues with the toad. All in all a pleasant park that has Verizon MiFi that works. We had the upper sites pretty much to ourselves in late October. - pumper9x9
Jun 2011 - $15.00
Great view of the Mississippi River. Sites from 12-20 are located a bit farther south and are on higher ground (important because the lower numbered sites are especially likely to flood). Water is shared by 2-3 sites. Concrete pads are short, but the large well packed gravel area by the upper sites can accommodate big rigs. Portable restrooms only (we didn't use them). Electric is ONLY 50 amp or 20 amp (no 30 amp, so rigs needing 30 would require a 50 to 30 adapter). Pay at City Hall in town (as advised on sign at park). Dump located behind 218 Main St. is easily accessible. This is a small, friendly town. No reservations, but you may want to call the phone number, which is for the town hall, to ask about flooding. The "book now" link on the city's webpage should not be used (http://www.rubbertree.com.au/warsaw/lodging.htm). Advised that reservations for camping are no longer made through this site. - Ken and Lee
Aug 2009 - $15.00
Wonderful park if you want quiet and be right on the river. Dump available in the small town. Boat ramp available. Great site to watch barges up and down the river, beautiful sunsets and lots of geese. We stayed here in 42' Class A. Friendly town and very historic, too. Park is growing and improving - horse shoes going on now. - lindalu
Jul 2017 - $26.00
Pull thru sites with 2 campers end to end required 50 ft power cords. No shade but adequate for the 3 nights stay. I would stay here again. Several of the RV sites have been used to place "cabins" on the pads. - SunflowerTraveler
Sep 2011 - $24.00
Not a bad place. Roads getting into park are narrow. Once in the park, it was easy to get around. The hookups are a little screwy. Make sure you have extra long hoses. The wife and I stayed here for 3 days. Quiet and peaceful. Didn't use the restroom or showers. Did peek in. They are a little outdated but functional. If you want a nice quiet time, this is the place. We will definitely return. - Harry F
Jun 2011 - $24.00
The interior road is on gravel and is very potholed. The first thing you will see when you drive into this campground is the bathroom/shower facility. The electric only sites are on your left, the FHU’s are on your right. There are no signs indicating this. There is just a concrete pad for the FHU sites. The back and front of the pad is on grass: not gravel. The trees on this road badly need to be pruned. There are 10 FHU sites for $24 with 50/30 amp electrical service. The concrete pads can accommodate a large rig without detaching a tow. The widths of the pads are unusually wide. If you position your rig correctly, you should not have a problem accessing the electrical pedestal and water spigot. You will probably need a 20 foot sewer hose. There are also 7 electric only sites for $13. These sites are on grass (very muddy after a rain) with 30 amp electrical service. The trees in this area also need to be trimmed. The bathroom/showers are very, very old and not appealing. They should have been upgraded 10 years ago. The appeared to be clean but we chose not to use them. There is no Wi-Fi and the Verizon air card reception was poor. The Verizon cell phone only had one bar and was dropping calls. The electricity was good. I would advice to call ahead because this campground is used by groups and may not be available. The campground is conveniently located to visit Nauvoo and Keokuk. We would probably come back here if we were in the neighborhood. - adsaxs
Jul 2017 - $20.00
Our space was uneven but nice and wooded and quiet. We had neighbors but not very close by. Able to put our chairs out and have lots of room. Pit toilet was yuck and not lit at all. Scary for the little ones. We had a 30 amp plug. Water and sewer were very accessible. I would definitely visit this camp ground again. - Jennifer vos
Oct 2016 - $20.00
This is a great place to visit. The park rangers are helpful. This park is in the middle of town. It was the best trip my wife and I made this year. The lots are not very level, making it hard to reconnect and requiring tri-levelers in our case. However the forest is beautiful with eagles in the trees. There is no water on the spots but hydrants scattered around. Take water. Dump station available. The town is a great historic location and the people amazing. If you are interested in the history of the Mormon religion you will find it a great visit. - saxmaninmo
Oct 2015 - $15.00
We rated this park poor as it more suited for small trailers than big rigs with tows. The setting is in a pine forest on top of a hill. Really nice and quite. No Internet or cell service. The showers were nice. They had heat too.
Town had little open on Sunday when we were there out of season. We would not return. - travelboundnbertha
Jun 2010 - $24.00
We stayed here three nights. This campground is owned by the Community of Christ (formerly known as the Reorganized LDS Church). Do NOT follow your GPS to get here. Get directions from the manager of the park. It was a nice and quiet place and if you walk down past the large campground hall there is a beautiful view of the river. Stupendous thunderstorm while we were there. The spaces are sufficient. No Wi-Fi or cable TV. We enjoyed exploring the area. We would return. - shovelguy
Jul 2006 - $30.00
It was $30 until I complained that site next to me was $15 and then it was changed. This is the only privately owned park in Nauvoo. What else can I say. - yaxche
Jul 2006 - $23.00
There are not a lot of choices in Nauvoo for large RV's so you stay at this park even though it is not the best. Sites are small and there are rigs arriving late at night and leaving early in the morning. Trash needed to be picked up, grass needed to be cut, restrooms needed to be cleaned, and roads needed repair. The staff was friendly, the power, water, and sewer all worked, so how can you complain. This is a seasonal park. - Zimectrin
Sep 2011 - $14.00
Very pleasant. Nothing fancy, but a good price. A bit of train noise. The gravel road is no biggie, just maybe a half mile. No serious washboard on the road. Great fishing in the pond. Caught 6 or so 12" bass in about 30 minutes. Some construction workers staying here in early September. Apparently being foreclosed though with an auction within a couple months. - User988
Jun 2009 - $14.00
The road to this facility is about one mile of gravel. While it is fairly well maintained there are still some rough spots, but it is certainly passable. This is a very well designed and very well kept facility. The host lives on site and is very gracious and pleasant. The sites are well spaced and roomy. There are no concrete pads, all of the sites are grass but its good grass that didn't seem muddy. The center section spaces have no trees. Electrical boxes and faucets are in very good condition. What their website doesn't show is a small lake/large pond with 7-8 spaces that backup to the water giving a pristine view of nature. We could give this facility a ten except for two points: quite a few insects and proximity to train tracks (about 1/4 mile away). We counted 5 or 6 trains during the night. While the noise didn't bother us terribly (my wife and I both like the sound of trains) those who are light sleepers may find it challenging to get a good night's sleep. One good thing is there were no full-timers and the campground was fairly empty. For us the benefits outweighed the train noise but it bears mentioning. - kcjonib
Aug 2012 - $10.00
We stay here only because we have family here. This is owned by the city and not advertised. The telephone numbers listed is to city hall. The site is mainly used for people that come to our rodeo each year. The sites are all grass and pretty level. The showers are open rooms and the toilets are port-a-potties. This is a "boon dockers delight". - 1dinky
May 2017 - $20.00
This is a really nice park. All 23 sites are back-ins. Some are water and electric and some are W/E/S. All have concrete pads to park on. We camp here in a 44' coach and had no problem maneuvering the park. Very few trees. We paid $20.00 for full hook up. The This park us right next to the Mississippi River. We were here in the middle of the week. We were the only one here, but it is mostly a local campers, as there are more reservation on the weekend. There is an active railroad tracks across the road from the campground. We only spent one night here, but will be back next time we are through. There is no showers, but they do have 2 clean portapottie. They have picnic tables at each site, a parvilian, and a small nice play ground. - Honeybear & Sugarbear
Aug 2016 - $18.00
This park is a special and unusual place. It is a strip of 23 campsites in the narrow strip of land between the Mississippi River and a train track. On the other side of the train track is a road and on the other side of the road is the levee that protects the town of Canton MO from flooding. The campground is right next to a lock and dam, and you can watch barges go through the lock. We stayed one night and got to watch quite a few go through. When we woke up in the morning, we found several barges in front of our campsite waiting their turns. Great fun! Some of the sites are full service, ours was just water and electric.
The campground seemed to be a favorite of local folks who come from 50-60 miles away to enjoy the River. The view of the Mississippi is extraordinary. If you are in a motor home, you back in to your campsite, with the River right outside your front window. There are no bath houses, there is a porta-potty, so you must be self-contained. If you call their phone number, you get City Hall. The folks at City Hall post a list of which sites are reserved on a bulletin board at the entrance. You pay by check or cash using an honor box.
The train has been mentioned in other posts. It goes through 2 intersections with roads near the campground, and blows its whistle for each intersection, no matter the time of day or night. The train clatter is loud and long. However, it wasn't awful, it just adds to the uniqueness of this campground. We would definitely stay here again! - ShoreXplorers
Aug 2013 - $18.00
We stopped here for a 2 night stay. Just know that there are pros and cons about staying at this city run park. The train does not have a set schedule, and the train tracks are right behind the RV spaces, and it is loud. The greenery at the sites are weeds, not grass, and while we were there they needed to be cut. Most of the sites are narrow, all are back in sites facing the river. Our slides were about 2 feet from the site to our left, but the site to our right was much larger. We were in site #11, we had no fire ring or grill, which was not an issue, but the picnic table needed attention. In general, the park would benefit from some very basic maintenance and care. Having the Mississippi River at your door was great. We enjoyed watching the huge barges traveling the river through the locks. Even though it's not the season for bald eagles, we saw 3 eagles, 2 landed in the water scooping up fish right in front our motorhome, and the other one was flying over the large pylon that is at the water's edge. There is a County Market grocery store on 61 about 5-7 miles away. We would stay here again, even with the train noise. - User873
Jul 2014 - $15.00
Loved the park. Nice level and private sites, well maintained trees. Will definitely stay again. - ritag