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Chimney Rock Campground Cresco

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Chimney Rock Campground
3312 Chimney Rock Rd
Cresco
IA
52136
Tel: 877 787-2267

Directions

Chimney Rock Campground is located on the very aptly named Chimney Rock Road (easy to remember!) which you can get to off Bluffton Road (W20)

Where are we going today?

Ready for an outdoor adventure with the family? Chimney Rock Campground is a great option as it's located with in the extreme NW Iowa, and right along the beautiful Upper Iowa River.

Perfect that having a relaxing, rustic country experience together.

When you settle down for the night, it can be at either their tent and RV sites, or cabins which sleep six. The cabins have electricity, as well as a full four-burner stove with oven, fridge, and a sink. Make sure you bring your own bedding.

There is plenty of space for tents and RV hook ups too. 

There is a shower and rec room facility for you to shower up in after a long day out on the river!

Ready to hear about all the adventures you can have!? Of course you are! They are open all year round so no need to restrict your holidays to the summer! Fall and winter can be just as beautiful and refreshing.

They are completely geared up for anglers (for trout and bass) as well as hunters (deer and turkey), and of course nature lovers! There is hiking, biking, cross country skiing and snowmobiling (see - who said there's nothing to do outdoors in the winter months!?)

And of course - there's the river! There is 110 miles of canoe-able river from Lime Springs to the Mississippi, which is divided into natural segments based on the scenery, including incrediblt 200 foot Lime Stone Bluffs! You will see waterfalls, mud swallows, and a host of wildlife including eagles!

Chimney Rock Campground offer canoe, kayak and tube rental - they can help plan your trip and they offer free shuttle service!

Who loves nature? Then get out to Chimney Rock Campground and enjoy it! 

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What is there to do?

Nature is what there is to do! They have kayaking, canoeing, and tubing, as well as fishing, hunting, and hiking trails.

How much does it cost?

  • Full hook up $80 - $200 (Cabin rates per night) / day
  • Tents $15 - $25 / night / day
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Facilities on site

They have cabins that sleep 6 - 12 people, as well as space for tents and RVs. Cabins have a stove, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster as well as all you need to cook! All cabins are heated and have air con too.

When can we go?

All year round. (Nov to April only with advance reservations)

More information

All boat rentals come with life jackets and paddles. They have private livery available for $10. .

What people are saying?

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    This is an awful park, the owner is an old creepy man and stares at children. My family spent only a few hours before leaving this disaster...

    If you have children and value their safety stay away.

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    This is by far the worst cabin I've ever stayed in

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    Great place!! Everyone was nice!! Tent camping was sweeter then candy!! GREAT sites grass/gravel. Bath house was clean. Main office was clean and well stocked with everything you need!

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    My wife and I camped here on vacation for our 1 year anniversary and had an amazing time. The bathrooms were as clean or cleaner than any other campground I've been to. Not spotless, but I didn't feel dirty coming out of them either. The pool was nice and we saw him cleaning it each morning. Also, a very big plus was that the prices at their store are as cheap or cheaper than anywhere else. This was very nice, because we didn't feel at all cheated for taking advantage of the convenience it offered. They had everything we needed also.
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    Let's start w/ the positive. My husband, 9 yr. old son and myself spent from Thurs. to Mon. at Creekside camping in a trailer. We had a very relaxing weekend and found the campground quiet. My son loved the creek behind our site. If you are looking for a campground w/ lots of campers this is not your park. This park is geared more towards tenters and cabins. (They have lots of cabins). The staff is very friendly and helpful. I just think the park needs a little TLC. The pool was very nice and clean. The sites for RV's and trailers are...Read More

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by Raymond Hawkins

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My wife and I camped here on vacation for our 1 year anniversary and had an amazing time. The bathrooms were as clean or cleaner than any other campground I've been to. Not spotless, but I didn't feel dirty coming out of them either. The pool was nice and we saw him cleaning it each morning. Also, a very big plus was that the prices at their store are as cheap or cheaper than anywhere else. This was very nice, because we didn't feel at all cheated for taking advantage of the convenience it offered. They had everything we needed also.
Another plus was that the couple running the place was extremely nice and really seemed to do everything they could to help us have a wonderful time.
My only complaints would be the fact that the campgrounds are very close together and the ground is rocky. The first wasn't an issue for us because we were able to pick a spot with nobody around, so we essentially had as many of the surrounding campgrounds as we wanted to ourselves. The second was a little frustrating, and we couldn't get our tent stakes in at all at first. Then we hammered them in with a piece of firewood and it was fine. We couldn't get one of the 6 steaks in though, and bent one trying. I guess there was a bigger rock under it instead of lots of smaller ones. The good part of this is that they were very secure once we got them in. I think this is pretty standard for all the ground around the area.

by Paula DeJong

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Let's start w/ the positive. My husband, 9 yr. old son and myself spent from Thurs. to Mon. at Creekside camping in a trailer. We had a very relaxing weekend and found the campground quiet. My son loved the creek behind our site. If you are looking for a campground w/ lots of campers this is not your park. This park is geared more towards tenters and cabins. (They have lots of cabins). The staff is very friendly and helpful. I just think the park needs a little TLC. The pool was very nice and clean. The sites for RV's and trailers are very, very close to each other. Luckily when we camped we only had a RV on one side of us. I honestly don't think we could have gotten our camper into our site if people had been on the other sites around us. That would be my only complaint is that the sites are too close together and the grounds could be a little cleaner and fresher.

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