6.3 Average
     
West Liberty, Iowa

Little Bear Campground

West Liberty, Iowa


1961 Garfield Ave
West Liberty, Iowa 52776
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Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.660040158059
Longitude: -91.24990940094

Elevation: 762' (approximate)
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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $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 yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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 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 yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • 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 ?

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35 Reviews

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here overnight to visit the HWH plant in Moscow for service the next day. This park is approx 7 miles from the HWH plant. Good signage to the park but entry is next to the truck lanes of a gas station. Easy entry but a bit unusual so be aware. The owner was very friendly and professional. We saw him working the grounds and picking up litter several times. Our site was easy to enter, level, and plenty long. Interior roads were gravel, well maintained, and easy to navigate. The grounds were neatly trimmed with great grass. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again when 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
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice little park for a night or two. We were here to have a repair on HWH slide. The HWH factory is about 10 min. away. Our site was level, packed gravel. There is lots of grass in the park. Did not notice any road noise. Some full time residents, but park very quiet. There is a pool. Large, nice, mowed grass area for rover. Small playground. Nice trees. There are some sat. sites. No camp store. If you enter off KOA drive, right turn into park, then look for a small sign on right pointing to the right, toward office. There is a sign on door to call for camp host. (if you search Little Bear up on Google maps, earth view, it is easy to see the ways in) Host saw us come in and was there to meet us. Escort to site. You can also enter by the parking lot behind the B/P station. The FHU's were good. Mid site. Park had a strong wifi. 8 Mbs down. Good Verizon and T-Mobile. 4g. No cable, did not try OTA. I think this is a good park for the price. Would stay here again. 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
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

HWH factory near. Herbert Hoover library near. Shop for food before entering this area. B/P station in front.

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Review Count: 176
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Once off the interstate, the directional signs are confusing. You can actually get there either through the abandoned gas station or via a mobile home park. We called earlier on the day of our arrival and got voice mail. The message said to contact the host in site 6 for assistance. We left a message but no one returned the call. When we arrived, the office was closed and no one was home at site 6. There was no map indicating available sites. There was, however, a notice on the door regarding water quality - apparently some issues with copper/iron. We didn't use the water. There were only a couple sites we could fit in so we just picked one. About an hour and a half later there was a knock on the door, and we were told we had to move as this site was assigned to someone else. What??? We were only there one night, and yes, they made us move. Bad, bad customer service. The least they could have done was to offer a discount or free night due to their negligence. Ugh. This is not an attractive campground. The sites used to be gravel but are mostly overrun by grass now. They are lumpy and unlevel. The sites are very close together with some at very weird angles. It appears to be mostly long term or seasonal. The WII FI worked well but would drop you after a short period. Not sure about satellite as we didn't try but there is maybe a 50/50 chance due to trees. The campground is near the highway behind a motel but you can hear traffic. Verizon was 4g 3 bars. Electric worked fine even though the connections looked questionable. We would not stay here again. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, 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
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to HWH for any work needed on hydraulic jacks

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice little park just off I 80. Stayed 2 nights while visiting Hoover site. Very friendly. Had choice of sites. Some are not very level but ours was not too bad. Some nicely shaded spots with large mature trees. Lots of open area around which owner keeps mowed. Nice for our dog to stretch her legs. Nice pool. Hookups in good position. Some interstate noise but not enough to be intrusive. Some permanent residents. Behind a BP station and a closed motel and diner. Otherwise good choice while traveling through the area. 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
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here waiting for repair at HWH facility. The park is a 10 minute drive from HWH. I liked the park. It was a little strange, but you turn into the parking lot of the convenience store then go around to the rear of the store to get to the office. The office manager had a sign to phone him which frustrated some people coming into the park. The sites were large enough and perfectly fine for a short stay. They had a nice pool. We walked around in the park and thought it was safe and nice enough. I would recommend this park over others we saw in the area. I would stay there again. Oh, go see Herbert Hoover's birthplace and grave which is maybe 10 minutes away. 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
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

An overnight stop for us before going to HWH in Moscow for service on stabilizers the next morning. Full hookups and a convenient in & out, close to the interstate. The pool was very busy. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We had a few hours so were pleased to find the Herbert Hoover birthplace and presidential library close by in West Branch. Also found a very good Mexican restaurant in West Branch for dinner.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Although an older park, this place is just perfect for an over night stay. Most sites are quite level and easy to get in and out. It is close to I-80, so traffic noise might disturb some. Once we bedded down for the night, we had a great night sleep. Office staff was very friendly and check in was a breeze. 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
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 2 nights waiting for repair service appointment @ HWH.

Very park like setting,No litter/No trash & the lawn was immaculate.

We are a 40' Foretravel DP with toad and had several sites to choose from. No it was not perfectly level but we made do.

Electric was 126 & 124 per leg on a 50a hookup.

No issues getting satellite coverage.

didn't hook up to water or sewer, but they were conveniently located. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Park in the fuel stop parking lot and walk in to find the best site for your rig.

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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 20

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

This is a very well kept older former KOA. Sites are not terribly close together. Sites are a little unlevel because the land is hilly. Water pressure is low but other utilities are good. There is a nice pet area and playground. There is also a pool. Normal price is $35 and they take GS. However they lowered the price to $27 for the fall. Next door is a BP station with diesel truck pumps. Great bonus! We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Very close to presidential museum, Amana Colonies, and HWH if you need your jacks worked on.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Wanted a place to stay with full hook up sites before going to HWH in Moscow for service. Easy to access from I-80. Roads dusty and available sites were not really level. Mostly grass with some gravel to park on. Self service check in. Most of the campers are permanents or long timers. Abandoned motel and diner next store and BP station at entrance looks rough. There was a nice pool and the grass was neatly mowed. It was adequate for our need. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Not much nearby. The town of West Liberty is a few miles south and Iowa City is 17 miles west.

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

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

Old and not attractive by any shake of the imagination. Former KOA that lost its affiliation some time ago. Some attempts by new owners to upgrade, but along way to go. Next to a dilapidated motel that seems empty, but open; a closed restaurant building and a BP gas station that looks dirty and derelict. Pool area looks good, however, but we didn't use it. Nice playground area for children. We camped at Little Bear Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my truck camper and a trailer too
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Best thing about the place is proximity to I-80 and only 6 miles from the Hoover Presidential Museum and home.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 18
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: 63
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

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: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

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: 116
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 20

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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