Plant your tent right off the Mississippi River at Bellevue State Park in Iowa. This park lets campers enjoy their stay with both scenic views and water access, making it an excellent place to experience all that the area has to offer.
The facilities here include 46 campsites located in the park's Dyas Unit. There is a second area known as the Nelson Unit, which features attractions like a nature center, a butterfly garden, and a large hunting section. Back at the Dyas Unit, the campground is located close to multiple water sources, including a stream and the Lock and Dam 12. Various hookup options are available at the sites, with most lots providing electricity. A picnic table and fire ring are also set up at each of the campsites. Drinking water is accessible here via water hydrants, and a dump station is also available on-site.
Nightly rates to stay in the park start at $6 for a basic campsite and climb all the way up to $14 for a lot with all hookup options. During the peak months from May until September, expect to pay $5 per night of stay.
There is so much for you to discover at Bellevue State Park. The streams and other bodies of water make for great places to fish and there are several trails that can be accessed close to the campground; however, for any of the main attractions, you'll have to head to the Nelson Unit. It is in Nelson that you'll be able to climb up on the bluffs and take in the incredible view that surrounds you. Numerous shelters are available to rent, and many hiking trails of varying difficulty start from this side of the park.
Canine friends are welcome to stay in this state park, as long as they remain on-leash throughout their time here. As always, remember to stoop and scoop any waste that your woofer leaves behind to help keep this a beautiful area for all who visit.
If you'd like to experience more of Iowa state, you may want to make a stop at Bellevue State Park!