Chimney Rock is easily one of the most beautiful campgrounds in Iowa, and possibly the entire mid-west. Located in Cresco, Iowa, just 15 minutes north of Decorah. Featuring, 7 gorgeous cabins, as well as 30 campsites with electrical hook-ups, and 20+ primitive sites This small campground offers a relaxing, rustic country atmosphere. In 2015 Chimney Rock was 1 of only 12 locations in Iowa chosen to be featured in an infomercial sponsored by Iowa tourism. In 2016 the campground was listed in the Des Moines Register as 1 of the top 100 things to do in Iowa.
Looking for a little Adventure? Look no further, National Geographic’s Adventure Magazine has recognized canoeing the Upper Iowa River as one of the top 100 Adventures in the United States. This is the only location in the Midwest where you can float down river past 200 foot high bluffs. Take it from someone who loves to kayak, floating is one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy a day. Chimney Rock Campground, rents canoes, kayaks, and tubes for all your floating needs.
A hunting and fishing paradise. The campground is surrounded with both public and private hunting grounds, the area is a great place for deer, turkey and pheasant hunting. And just a short distance from cold water trout stream. The area has also been described as a “hot-spot” for both bass and trout fishing.
For the 2017 season, Chimney Rock campground, has 2 fun events planned. For the 4th of July weekend, they are planning karaoke night, a movie night, a midnight canoe trip, a hog roast with live entertainment, and of course fireworks!! (these activities are planned for July 7-9th) The second event is September 30th, and is the 17th annual Upper Iowa River clean up. Volunteers will be served a free breakfast, lunch, and have the opportunity to win several door prizes.(Canoes, and transportation will be provided for this event)
Chimney Rock, is the perfect location for family fun. The campground has shower facilities, a sand volleyball court, a swimming area, kayak and canoe rentals, a picnic pavilion, a playground, and a newly expanded Rec room with video games and a pool table. A weekend at Chimney Rock, is sure to create memories your family will cherish forever.
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