I knew we were in trouble when upon check-in they require you to sign a legal waiver that all the campground is in good order. This before they will let you in. Basically the whole place is overrun with one drunk obnoxious group after another. Don't plan on enjoying any peaceful sleep when you're between the loudspeakers from the rap and country groups. And they are up all night. No management ever to be seen. The gravel road has mufferless trucks running up and down all day and night. The recreation/bathroom bldg has leftover 1980's tables and chairs from an IBM conference room, and a few hundred empty Busch Light beer cans. There are exactly two real toilets each for men and women. My wife sliced her foot on the corroded, peeled away metal skin of the bathroom door.
It's all too bad this place is so overrun and uncared for. It's in a beautiful area. Refurbish the place and get the drunken party crowd out and they would have a nice place to camp. You can get away for a while and take a nice canoe ride (they do a good job here).
- Also Known As:
- Chimney Rock Campground Hotel Cresco
- Chimney Rock Campground Cresco, Iowa