7 Parks near Marengo, Iowa
Aug 2015 - $24.00
Very clean! We couldn't find anything available on a Sunday night but they were there and open. Not far off I-80. No pool or playground but enough room to let the kids run around. Site was a bit off level but our levelers worked fine. Saving on our GPS for future stays. - Family6
Jul 2015 - $24.00
Nice little park. Some of the sites were not level but did ask for a level pull through site based on prior comments from others. Ours was very nice with a few trees for a bit of shade. There is plenty of space to walk dogs as they mow the grass around the perimeter of the park. While this is a good place to stay while touring the Amana colonies, it is farther away from dining and shopping. - Nautical Wheelers
Jun 2014 - $24.00
We stayed here to be close to friends in the area. We received a small Escapees discount. About half of the sites are not very level so you may want to make sure to ask for a level site when making your reservations. We had an unlevel site and had to raise the front of our motorhome high up to get level. The parking surface is crushed limestone gravel. The utilities were adequate with the water and electric spot on. The sewer connection was about a foot and a half off the ground, which would have been much better at ground level. There are nice trees in the park for some shading. We had a picnic table in our space. We would stay here again when visiting our friends in the area. - Kent and Margaret
Jul 2016 - $35.00
As said before, basically a large field with long sites back to back, but they try to use them as pull thru if not busy as was the case while we were here. The hook ups all good, no cable but ok over the air signal. Staff very friendly and helpful. We joked about a site with shade but she did face us so the afternoon sun was behind us to enjoy sitting out under the shade of our awning. - DBLR
Jul 2016 - $19.00
Campground host was very friendly and we were escorted to our site. Although the park wasn't even close to half full, many sites were reserved due to a rally. We were given a site where we backed in and shared a buddy pedestal with the folks behind us who were already parked. Their toad trailer overlapped into our space which normally we wouldn't mind. But it affected our ability to get close to the buddy pedestal. Our hookups were on the wrong (passenger) side and our electric cord and water hose *barely* reached. To add to the frustration, despite being in a gravel "pull thru", the site was very muddy from recent rains. A real mess. Lastly because of the split hookups, using the sewer dump at the site was impractical and we used the dump station on the way out of the park (which was convenient and easy).
There were many sites still empty the next morning and we don't understand why we couldn't have been assigned a more practical site for our 42' motor home. But we were told this was the only site available.
On the plus side, the rate through Passport America was very good at $19.
This is our 2nd time visiting the Amana Colonies and our first stay in their RV park. Because of the impractical buddy hookups and the mud, we would not stay here again. - DawnsDad
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Rate averaged for our stay including PA discount. Nice quiet park with some quirky hookups. Sites are long but designed for 2 rigs end to end. If you get to the site first, you can pull thru. If not, you back in. If the first rig is not forward enough, your connections may not reach the pedestal and you'll have to ask for another site. Getting another site is usually not a problem since this place is so big and has so many sites. 4 rigs can connect to the same power and water pedestal. Your water and power connection may be on the passenger side of the coach. All utilities are at the rear of the site. Water pressure and volume were good. Roads are gravel. No fenced dog area. I walked my dog up and down all the roads and it took me a little more than 30 min. Wifi worked well for email and Facebook. Antenna picked up several stations. When you turn off Rt 151 onto C St, get ready for a LOT of porpoising. The concrete road surface is fine, but the slabs are VERY uneven. At least it is only a 1/4 mile to the park entrance. Would stay here again if in the area. - TH travelers
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Roads rutted and tight, spots close together. Many family activities possible, but we were only stopping for the night. Many long-term campers in our area, but most were reasonably orderly. - wetterwashington
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This is a very pretty campground and extremely conveniently located just off I-80. The owner and staff were delightful! The access roads were,however, a bit tight and uneven and our site also needed leveling. Other sites appeared to be more level and we could have asked to change sites but didn't feel the effort was worth it for a one-night stay. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. - dandd
Jun 2016 - $33.00
Very pretty with a catch & release fishing lake and a pool. Abundant, well-trimmed mature trees for shade .
The sites are terraced into a very steep hillside and our spot was not very level, although it looked like other spots were more level. A heavy rainstorm had been through recently and the roads were badly rutted with the gravel washed out in places. We had to use our 4x4 drive to get into our spot due to the soft ruts. The roads are very narrow and the turns very tight.
Not far off of I-80, but reasonably quiet. There are a number of long-term residents and a row of single wide residential trailers. All the long term sides were clean and neat.
I would have scored them slightly higher, but the WiFi went out about ½ an hour after we arrived and the TV signal was intermittent. - Impkitti
Aug 2015 - $20.00
Very nice county park with well spaced sites. It is hilly terrain so many of the sites require leveling. Flatter sites available at the bottom of the hills. Good selection of pull thru and back in sites. Located about 12 miles from the Amana Colonies and close to Iowa City. Having wi-fi with excellent speed was a nice surprise! Beach was closed due to poor water quality while we where here. First come, first serve but we called the ranger to check on availability on the way there. - linnemj
Aug 2015 - $20.00
This campground has 86 sites. The roads are paved but the camp sites are gravel and very level. The sites are large and well spaced, some are back ins and some are pull throughs along side the road. This is a very beautiful park 1,052 acres with a very nice swimming beach, hiking trails and picnic areas. No reservations, first come first serve, but I had the choice of just about any site coming in on a Wednesday. They have free WiFi also. - jhav
Jul 2015 - $20.00
We stayed one night on our way from MN to Springfield, IL. This is a very nice park and we had the pick of the sites as there were very few people staying here. We stayed in the site next to the handicap site and it was very level and easy to back into with our motorhome. We did check out the showers, but, they were not the best - very little privacy and nowhere to set bottles of shampoo, etc. This is usual for state park campgrounds versus a private rv park. Good value. - bostonblackie
Jun 2015 - $20.00
This is a beautiful campground located in a nice county park that includes an arboretum that has a paved walking trail through it. The access to the campground was not direct but fairly easy from the highway. The roads to the campground and in the campground were fine and access to most of the spots is easy. The check in process is self serve, take an envelope, select your spot, fill out the envelope and put it and your fee in the slot. The spots are gravel and mostly level with nice grassy areas with a picnic table and a firepit. Hookups are electric and water, no sewer, with a dump station on the way out that was an easy pull through. There are lots of trees, although they don't provide much privacy, except towards the back where some of the smaller spots are. We had no difficulty finding a spot big enough for us, although there were some that we wouldn't fit in. We had no problem with our satellite, but it might be difficult towards the back.
I tend to like state parks with lots of privacy and tree cover, but this campground (the campground, not just the park) is so beautiful I wanted to stay much longer than the one night we had planned. I would recommend this campground for anyone wanting a quiet place to spend a few days. - Uno Mas
Aug 2011 - $19.00
We stayed here last year enjoying it thoroughly. This year was the same. Excellent campground. Well-maintained. Clean restrooms and showers. Large spaces. Location is excellent for seeing Cedar Rock State Park, Amana Colonies, and the future birthplace of Capt. Kirk. Close to all the big stores and laundry. Camp hosts and rangers are very friendly and helpful. We stayed eight days and were sad to leave. - fulltimervtravel
Aug 2011 - $19.00
This is a very popular local park. By early Thursday afternoon in August, nearly all the spaces were taken and by 24 hours later, the park was full. Most of the people appeared to be local folks staying for the weekend. Reservations are not accepted. All sites are water and electric, 30 or 50 amp. Typically there were two or three vehicles parked on each site. The gravel sites are very nicely maintained and as soon as someone leaves, the county staff could be seen raking the gravel and cleaning up anything left behind. It is very easy to drive downtown from the campground. In spite of the nearly constant stream of people walking through our site to visit friends or family on the other side, we enjoyed our stay at this park and would stay here again when visiting Cedar Rapids. - Jay Rutherford
Oct 2010 - $15.00
This park is a great find for anyone doing contract work in Cedar Rapids. We stayed here for 4 months while on a work assignment. This place is really you're only option as the only other campgrounds in town are 2 state parks with a 14 day limit and no sewer. The next closest private campground is at least 20 miles out of town. I'm not sure if this is really a place you'd stay on a nightly basis, but more for long term. It is essentially a mobile home park, with a few empty slabs for RV's. Residents here are hard working, and are never home during the week. Neighborhood seemed very safe, no problems. No public bath, showers, or laundry, but they do have a big lawn area, and very nice storm shelter if needed. Location is ideal as you can walk to everything from grocery stores, restaurants, starbucks, pharmacy and more. You can even get a mailbox while you're here. Management is friendly and helpful. Park is shady and grassy, and sites were long enough for our 40 ft. motorhome, but a little unlevel. Would stay again if we are in the area for work. Cash only, no checks. You can wash your RV at the site. Electric included in monthly rate. - sysadmin
Apr 2014 - $33.00
ALERT: This campground will be closing permanently on June 1, 2014.
We wish every park had their 4 individual restroom/shower combination. Nice, clean, large, good pressure, etc. Small, quiet, lovely park with great friendly staff. Between Cedar Rapids & Iowa City & lots to do. Hookups were good, roads & grass with trees. We would return. - 1yearusa
Aug 2013 - $32.00
If you want a campground that is excellent this is it. It's not a resort with all the noise just a clean, friendly, quiet campground. - DUKE459
Jul 2013 - $35.00
We stayed overnight in this campground when returning from vacation. I requested and was provided a long pull-through so that I did not have to unhook my camper. Campground was clean and well cared for and the office staff was friendly, making this a good campground for an overnight stay. The campground does have one strange feature : The entry road to the larger sites is before the office making it necessary to back up to make the turn into the road. While it is a straight back-up with longer units your camper will end up backing onto the main road so it is important to watch for traffic (fortunately it is a rural road with little traffic). - Greg and Kim