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West Liberty, Iowa

Little Bear Campground

West Liberty, Iowa



1961 Garfield Ave.
West Liberty, Iowa 52776
Phone: (319) 627-2676

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $28 6/2016

Latitude: 41.6600401580592
Longitude: -91.2499094009399

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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 ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $5.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 5.00
  • 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) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • 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 ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

24 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very tight fit for the big rig with tow. We did get in though. Asked for a level, long site. Got parked on a slope just barely long enough for the rig and tow. Had to circle around twice to get in in the tight quarters, but it did work. Good enough for an overnight. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for one night during our travel to the Winnebago factory. Sites are very close together and it is a little confusing on how to get into the park. The best way is to go in behind the gas station. We had no issues while there and would stay again if in the area. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The camp,is situated at exit 259 on west I-80. It is very close to I-80 - just follow the sign off the exit and pull in where you see the BP gas station as you came off the highway. The gas station is situated to allow for all sizes of campers from large motor homes to Travel Trailers. We had no problem filling up before following the sign into the campground. Although the office campground is not manned during the day there was a maintenance man onsite. Just choose your site following the instructions or pay when the owners arrive about 5pm. Nice level sites and very clean campground. Although close to the highway we slept well and were not disturbed by the truck noise. Great value for money and we would definitely overnight here again. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 3 nights while having our leveling jacks serviced and visiting Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum. The office was not manned during our stay due to the fall season. When I called for reservations a recording instructed me to find a sire and leave money in the mailbox. There were envelopes with maps and rules in the mailbox. Very easy!! Super quiet park with plenty of room at our site. Nicely mowed with gravel roads and level sites. Good utilities. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Pleasant campground right off I-80, but highway noise not an issue. Great staff and checkin. Some sites grassy, others gravel, we were in 13, a straight, level gravel pull thru, in a spacious grassy park like area. New dryers in laundry with new washers being delivered so good laundry facilities soon. Wi-fi at site was very strong. Satellite friendly. Beautiful large pool. Not a snazzy campground but very comfortable. The park is very convenient to diesel services. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

4 miles west of campground exit on I-80 is President Herber Hoover National Historic Sight and Presidential Library.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, former KOA. Owner very friendly. Stayed here one night while passing through. Convenient to the Interstate, highway noise not bad. Would stay here again. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good spot for a one night stop, but we wouldn't stay here for any length of time. We didn't have a car, the roads are not bike friendly, so there's nowhere to go. But the sites were fairly level, services were good, and the hosts were friendly. We would come here again if in the area. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed three nights, and we liked the place very much. It is peaceful and tucked away in the corn fields just off I-80. It is an older park, a former KOA, but nicely maintained. Site #1, where we stayed, is spacious with a very large private lawn. Gravel interior roads, gravel or grass sites (mostly level), and side-by-side hookups. WiFi at the office only. Feeble and a sometimes thing. No cable TV, but good antenna reception. Verizon devices work well, but forget about T-Mobile. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

What a nice, little campground! Right of I-80, and you do hear some traffic in the background, but it's not loud or annoying. We settled in here for the Labor Day weekend, and it did get crowded but the sites are, while not tight or spacious, adequate. There are some shaded lots (#13 is great!) and others in the sun. There are some full-timers and those who use this park when working in the area. Very friendly owners who both work at other jobs so after school starts, you will only find them there after 5:00. There is a "host," though, that can help with any problems. Water, sewer, electric hookups worked as they should. Didn't go swimming, but the pool is clean. Very clean restrooms. Small laundry. $1.25 wash/$1.00 dry. There is a meeting room for get-togethers and a gas station at the entrance. In fact, you enter at the gas station drive and keep to the left. All-in-all, a nice campground that we'd not hesitate to stay at again and would recommend to others. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is easy access to I-80. Clean and staff very friendly. Stayed two nights and will stay again. It is an older park, but from what others have said, it is under new management and I think they are doing a great job. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

New owners have made this a very clean, quiet, friendly and convenient campground. The bathrooms and showers are freshly painted and even smell good. Many personal touches like stenciling and nice air fresheners make them above average. The grounds and pool were in great condition. The owners and young family all join in the maintenance which creates a friendly "family values" experience. Very helpful, friendly hosts made for a terrific overnight stay after a hard day of travel. We had planned to go further that day, but after loosing a tire and dealing with the repairs and stress of that, we saw their sign on Hwy 80 and decided to take a chance on Little Bear. We would definitely go back again and would recommend them to family and friends. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this campground before with the previous owners. As we arrived after hours we've not met the new owners/managers. The sites are almost level, needing only one small block. The pool is clean and well maintained. The grass is nicely mowed. Convenient for our travel, and rut off the interstate, a simple fan inside cancelled out traffic noise. Quiet neighbor campers. We will return. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We had called ahead to make reservations because when you are driving a 45' motorhouse with a SUV in tow you need to need you have a place to park. After telling the people we need 50 AMPS, etc., we get here and they say, "Pick you site." Well we pick one which had 50 AMPS and was a good size pull through. So we got set up and the airs was running and then: breaker popped in about 20 minutes. Reset the breaker: 5 minutes later it popped again, this time it would not reset. We went to office to see if someone could replace the bad breaker. They didn't have one on hand and was not authorized by the owner to call someone to replace the breaker and couldn't call the owner at work but we could use the pole next to us (30 amps). We decided to move on down the highway. They are not really big rig friendly and we will not ever stop here again. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Just OK in a pinch. Not much to choose from in this corridor, but where do I start. Wide turns and a few pull-throughs at 90' . Chose your site with great thought. If you need 50 amp call ahead. The problem is they never returned my or 2 other patrons' phone calls. For 50 amp you share a pedestal with neighbor. Pedestal does have 50 and 30 on BOTH sides. but only one 50 and one 30 will work or you will trip a breaker. So my neighbor and I flipped for it and I won. They claim to assign you a 50 and then restrict next RV to a 30. But don't expect anyone to be in the office. We arrived at 3:45 sign on door said return at 3:30 so we just used night check in and found a spot. Sign of "return at 3:30" stayed on the door until 6:00 and then they just took it down (door still locked). It is a dust bowl and some of the trees in the pull-throughs will hit your roof if you are big. Just OK for overnight but try calling (did us no good) and make sure of your spot and amperage. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 230
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is NOT a KOA any more! When we checked in in the cramped and somewhat filthy office a sign reading: "Sorry, Mom's kitchen is closed." I couldn't help a sigh of relief. Nobody would like to eat anything cooked here. The campground is right beside the interstate and very, very noisy. Bring your earplugs! Some shade on the site, which was fairly spacious but unlevel. The impression from the office prevented us from checking any other facilities. Don't stay here except you desperately need to get off the road. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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