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Fantastic campground

Very quiet campground. Clean bathrooms and showers. Firewood sold on site. Camp host very friendly... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Iowa City, Iowa
via mobile

Peaceful and usually few around. Especially weekdays. I go here often throughout the year when... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2017
Randy K
Des Moines, Iowa
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“deer”(2 reviews)
“wildlife”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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8700 NE 126th Ave, Maxwell, IA 50161-4310
+1 515-967-2596
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

The trail was not well marked, but eventually we figured it out. It was pretty buggy there and we wound up with a lot of mosquito bites. The water was pretty green and there were a lot of frogs jumping across our path. But it...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Very quiet campground. Clean bathrooms and showers. Firewood sold on site. Camp host very friendly and attentive.

Thank erinelizabethnelson
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Peaceful and usually few around. Especially weekdays. I go here often throughout the year when in town. Gentle oxbow river with lots of wildlife. Tress, flowers, and deer. They offer primitive campsites as well as one large shelter. There is a bird blind on site....More

Thank Randy K
Reviewed June 3, 2017

What a beautiful nature area. The ten mile land mass is full of oxbows, marshes and wetlands created from the old channel now cutoff from the South Skunk River. It's a haven for waterfowl and other birds. The water channels are smooth with lots of...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Weather was nice and we decided to swing by for a couple hours of kayaking. My brother walked the trails to do some birding while the rest of us kayaked through part of the canal area (River/marsh/whatever). Very beautiful! Take your friends/family and just explore...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Very fun place to hike, plenty of wildlife. Camping is allowed there too. Only con is some areas are closed seasonally.

Thank hebein157
Reviewed December 11, 2015

Whoever decided to set up a hunting dog training facility here deserves a "gold star". This is just one of many things to do at this place. This place offers almost 7,000 acres of possibilities for that notion of "what to do".You can camp here;Electricity/water/showers/flush...More

Thank Daniel B
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