Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area

Palo, Iowa

Palo, Iowa
Phone: (319) 436-7716

Sites: 69
Recent Rate: $16 6/2015

Latitude: 42.119077
Longitude: -91.806375

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • 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 no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip yes
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • 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 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 ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

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Lee and Trace

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

The views are great and the recreation park is large and very friendly. They have a full beach, are very fisherman friendly, and boat docks with lots of paddling opportunities. The campsites were only $16 for the night (50 amp electric only) and they have an envelope system where you pay cash and select your spot. You can also reserve online. The camp hosts were very friendly and the people who stayed there around us were considerate. There is no WiFi but the AT&T cell coverage was ok. We stayed in site #19 which is a very long pull through. Site #69 is a little smaller but has the best views in the park. Would have liked to stay here longer and definitely will come back. We camped at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Cedar Rapids is close by

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed while at a soccer tournament for FC United. It was a nice 15 minute drive. Sites were nice. Restrooms were very clean. The lake at this campground was very nice in September. During the warmer months a lifeguard is on duty. We spent quite a few hours there. The bike riding area list 12 miles of trails. This is not in the campground but about 10 miles away. We did ride around the park on bikes but it was on a road. We camped at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for several nights. Very quiet park, love to walk. Beautiful lake. Nice sites. The restrooms were closed so we used our own. I will be back again for sure. We camped at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects Iowa camping coupon price. We stayed 12 days. We love this campground especially loop 1, which are all pull-through sites and all are very large. There is a beach for swimming and good fishing. This campground was very busy on the weekends, but was very quiet during the week. We camped at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Lori Anne

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice DNR park, clean, well maintained. Fills up on weekends. 15 minutes from Cedar Rapids. Beach for swimming, boat launches, fishing from shore. Bathrooms are clean. Hiking trails are nice. We camped at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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