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Camping Grounds Iowa City IA

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Colony Country Campgrounds
(319) 626-2221
1275 W Forevergreen Rd
Iowa City, IA
 
Jolly Roger Campground
(319) 626-2171
1850 Scales Bend Rd Ne
North Liberty, IA
 
Wildwood Campground
(319) 656-2001
2110 140th St
Kalona, IA
 
Twin Lakes Trailer Court
(712) 297-7132
2266 Twin Lakes Rd
Rockwell City, IA
 
Jolly Roger Campground
(319) 626-2171
1850 Scales Bend Rd Ne
North Liberty, IA
 
Funcrest Bait Shop
(319) 351-3716
3981 W Overlook Rd Ne
Iowa City, IA
 
Sleepy Hollow Campground
(319) 628-4900
3340 Black Hawk Ave Nw
Oxford, IA
 
Amana Colonies Rv Rark
(319) 622-7616
39 38th Ave
Amana, IA
 
Cedar Springs Camp
(641) 398-2368
1260 River Rd
Floyd, IA
 
Parkway Cafe And Campground
(712) 343-6652
857 S Chestnut (hwy 59)
Avoca, IA
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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