8.8 Excellent
     
Strawberry Point, Iowa

Backbone State Park

Strawberry Point, Iowa


1282 120th Street, Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Strawberry Point, Iowa 52076
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Sites: 127
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.61583
Longitude: -91.55944

Elevation: 1145' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping ?
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) ?
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) ?
  • Water Water ?
  • Sewer Sewer ?
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ?
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup ?
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed ?
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access ?
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly ?
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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4 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $100.00
Overall Rating:      

We've taken a trip to the cabins at Backbone State Park for the last 5 years now. During the winter, the minimum stay is only 2 days. So, this makes for a perfect weekend. It's close enough that we can leave after work on Friday. And it's far enough north that they'll have a little more snow. We stayed in a deluxe cabin which includes two restrooms, a full kitchen, and sleeping space for 9. We spent our two days hiking, sledding, and ice fishing.

The cabins were clean and well cared for, convenient within the park to the facilities, and fully functional. We camped at Backbone State Park in a Cabin.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cabin 11
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground loops and maneuvering to get into the sites can be a bit challenging, but the campground was very nice. There is a nice lake, and the hiking trail around it was very enjoyable. All of the sites are electric only, which limits stays to a couple of days. Most have 30 amp only as well. During the summer they rent paddle boats, canoes, and such and operate a snack bar. There are a lot of trees, but most sites should be able to get satellite reception. Parking spurs are gravel. Cell service was good with Verizon. Dump station on site. We camped at Backbone State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The hike around the lake is 6 or so miles long and worth the effort. Big rigs beware of attempting to drive through the center of the park, you may need to go around. There are signs warning large rigs to go around.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

This park was gorgeous! So we spent all our time in the South Lake Campground. There were very few people there, lots of empty space. Super friendly park ranger helped us get checked in and camp hosts also were very friendly and brought us free firewood. Site #4 was well located, in the center of the park, not far from the bathrooms, playground, etc. There is a lovely little trail in the forest that goes from the campground down to the lake. At the bottom there is a fishing pier, picnic table, dam. Older kids can do the walk around the bottom of the lake to go to the concession stand and boat house. At spot #4, if you bring a 100ft hose, you can connect to the water source to fill up without having to break camp. The site wasn't totally flat and did require some leveling. This was a great camping experience and we're glad we went. The boys had a blast! The Six Pine Campground is in the northern end of the park and is tent camping only, no electricity. We camped at Backbone State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

To get to the South Lake campground, you go through the town of Dundee if you're approaching from the west. There are *no* stores in Dundee. It's a precious picturesque little place though. However, if you need groceries before you go in, you'll need to go through Strawberry Point which is significantly bigger, has stores, etc.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Great park. Nice hiking trails. Our site had a nice gravel pad, but needed to use several blocks to level. We camped at Backbone State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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