Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park)

Marion, Iowa



Marion, Iowa
Phone: (319) 377-5954

Sites: 45
Recent Rate: $30 8/2016

Latitude: 42.013367701974
Longitude: -91.56046628952

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

17 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place with roomy sites. The front loop has full hookups and mostly pull through sites that can handle big rigs. Concrete patios with picnic tables and fire pits. The back loop is older with only a few sites having electricity but costs less. Lots of room between sites and an outstanding playground for the kids. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
A20
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has an excellent playground, clean but minimalist showers, and a few short trails. Since it is so close to Cedar Rapids / Marion the cell coverage is great. I plan to return regularly. Note that there are 2 loops to this park. The loop with sewer connections is reservable, but costs more. The other loop is first-come first-serve. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

This is very close to Lindale Mall, the primary shopping district on the northeast side.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground near a golf course and shopping. No WiFi all other amenities are top notch, kept very clean and serviceable. Two campgrounds in one here. Loop A is nearest the entrance to the park and has concrete pads with full hookups (except for a few sites that do not have sewer). Loop B is Water and Elec only. Loop B has a beautiful canopy of mature trees while Loop A has more recently placed trees providing good access to a satellite signal.(Loop B is hit and miss on the Sat signal). The reservation system is a bit of a pain but if you want to camp here reservations are necessary for Loop A. Loop B is first come first served. Go to the Linn County Parks web site and carefully read and understand how the reservation system works and know that all reservations must be made 5 days in advance!!! We are regular visitors to this campground and find it best to make reservations or enter the park mid week for Loop B. We will camp here again. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful county park. There is no sewer hook-ups, but the water pressure is good as is the electrical voltage. The park has two areas, "A" and "B". The A area is the newest and requires a reservation, it has cement pads and full hook-ups and is $5.00 more per night. "B" section has gravel sites, mostly back-ins, mature trees, lots of room and is away from the road into the park. This section is on a first come first served basis. Weekends fill up starting on Thursdays; weekdays however is mostly empty. Some of the sites are a long way from the bath house. The area is rolling hills and is beautifully landscaped. It is about 5 miles to town and all the amenities that a person would need. I will be back to this park. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Squaw Creek has an "old" area and a "new" area. The new area has concrete pads and full hookups. You can only stay here 1 night at a time without a reservation; you could have to move any day. With a reservation, you pay $30 night. In the old area, you get mature trees with water and electric. We chose these at $20 a night. The sites in the back of the loop are not really walking distance to the bathhouse. The bathhouse is fairly new and very clean. We've been here 3 times and would come again. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Motorhome.

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

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

Full hook up, pull throughs with a cement pad for motorhome, are the pluses in this well maintained park. Sites are open and very close together are the minuses. Easy access in and convenient to Cedar Rapids. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Squaw Creek is a great county park to stay in when in the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. The campground is divided in to two adjacent campgrounds: (1) a non-reservation section which has electricity and water with gravel pads, and (2) a reservation section that has FHU and mostly concrete pads. Everything else is the same for both sections. The interior roads are blacktopped and any size rig can be accommodated. Every site has a fire ring and a picnic table. The grounds are groomed and the trees throughout the park pose no problems. The new restrooms were clean. We will stay here again when in the area. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the most visually pretty campground we've seen in a long time, on a par with our other two favorites, River Park Campground in Menominee, Michigan or the Rockport State Park in Washington. No Wi-Fi, no laundry, no kid's playground, no store, no newspaper stand and no map on-site (which made it tough for us to find Loop A), but it is a delight. We wish we could have stayed two weeks and soaked up the serenity. Very spacious sites. We stayed in Loop A, with a full hookup site and enough room to set up a suburban home. Dirt road, paved site and paved patio. $25 if you arrive without reservations, $30 if you make reservations on-line. Loop B (no sewer) is $19/night. This county park is wonderful! We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 121
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Paved roads into park; gravel sites; on hills and hard to level. Very clean and quiet. Dump station was one of the best we have seen. Has trails, and long pull-through sites. Would stay here again. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent park. Well taken care of with spacious sites. Do need to be careful on choice as not all are level but many work well. We camped on and off here all summer. If had FHU it would be a 10. They are in the process of adding 20 FHU sites to be open next summer. Can buy a coupon book that reduces the cost. It is a bargain. We will be back here when we return to the area. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We discovered that Iowa has an awesome County Park system which has lots of campgrounds. Check out "mycountyparks" to find these various parks. Squaw Creek campground is a spacious campground with lots of trees. Sites have lots of space and were level. It was less than 15 minutes away from downtown Cedar Rapids. We will definitely stay here the next time we are visiting family in Cedar Rapids. We chose this park as family was on the east side of Cedar Rapids. If you need to be on the west side of Cedar Rapids, consider staying at Morgan Creek Park, another Linn County Park. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here two nights. They have big roomy spaces, relatively level, with lots of room between campsites. Lots of shade, but still got satellite reception and our Verizon Air Card worked well. There are paved access roads and interior roads. A clean, very quiet campground. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent CG. We were in Cedar Rapids to do emergency flood relief, so we left our site at the crack of dawn M-F and we were draggin' when we got back each evening just before dark! We only used it to sleep in, until the weekend, when we had some free time. We found it extremely pleasant and pretty. Lots of trees and grass. We pulled through site 37 and found it more isolated than many others, which was exactly what we wanted. They are building a new shower building near the main entrance to the Loop B electrical sites, but as of Labor Day weekend, it wasn't even completely roofed, so it obviously won't be in service this season (2008) but I'm sure it should be by next season. If it had been in service, we surely would have given them a strong 10! We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 145
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here last year and rated it "9" then too. Additional comments: Rate this year is $17. Presently they do not have showers, but they are building a shower house which looks like it will be ready for next year or very late this season. Arrived at 2 pm on Friday and got the last site, so getting there early, or on Wednesday or Thursday, is essential to maximize your choice of sites or to even get one. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 145
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here two nights while visiting family in the area. Will definitely stay here again. Both electric and water hookups, although no showers. Sites have fine gravel, almost paved. Very spacious campsites. Most sites will require leveling blocks. No reservations. On weekends, it seems to fill up fast. Stayed in B20 which is a nice shady site. We camped at Squaw Creek Campground (Linn County Park) in a Motorhome.

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