How do we reserve our sites together?

Easy. You can make a group reservation online or call us and let us know when you make reservations. Dave is a magician when it comes to making the map each weekend; he'll get you together. If you are making reservations online, there is a “special notes” field in the contact information where you can let us know any specific needs your group has.

You can request a group of sites for reservation, but all camp sites will allow you to arrange your campers and tents in a group. And all sites have water and electric hookups.

How do we reserve a specific site?

Hmmmm. You should request it. We’ll do what we can to make it happen. Refer to the campground map for site #s and sections. Keep in mind if you make your reservation online, the site #s on the map do NOT correspond to the site #s you see on the res page in the "Type" column. No worries, just reserve a site and leave us a message in the Special Notes about the site you want.

Can we reserve a site with sewer hook-up?

No. Full hook-ups (including sewer & 50amp elec connections) are available with seasonal rentals and they are booked a year in advance. All other camp sites have water and 30amp electric hook-ups. 

Can we make reservations online?

Yes, click the Reservations link to reserve your site and let us know if you have any specific requests.

Do you have a place to rent for special events?

Yes, the Quonset Hut. It’s a large spacious building with extra high ceilings, and opens into a large luscious yard. The building includes special lighting, long bar serving table, picnic tables, spool tables, outlets, extension cords, grill, and parking. Rents for $25/hour.

When is check in/check out?

Campers & Tents

  • Check in - after 1pm* 
  • Check out - by 12pm (noon)*

* Unless you make arrangements in the office

Cabins

  • Check in - after 3pm
  • Check out - by 12pm

What are the office & store hours?

Monday-Thursday... 8am - 5pm
Friday-Saturday........ 7am - 10pm
Sunday....................  7am - 5pm

What if we get there after the office closes?

Please let us know ahead of time if you will be coming in (or leaving) after hours. We will make arrangements with you to get to your site or checkout as gracefully as possible.

Can we bring our pets?

Yes. Friendly pets are welcome, as many as you want, no charge. They have to be on a leash, though, and you must pick up after them. Pets are welcome in the cabins, too.

Can we bring a 4-wheeler?

No. Generally speaking, don't bring motorized vehicles other than the one you drive in. Golf carts and bicycles are great for tooling around the campground or driving up to the store for ice cream. But still, drive slow and be mindful of others. And, please… Pay Attention!

What do the cabins include?

Re furnishings: Cabins feature a queen bed with linens, AC/heat, half bath, fridge, microwave,  kitchen table & chairs. The Loft also includes two twin beds w/ linens upstairs and lots of room for air mattresses or cots.

Re cooking:  Cabins includes a charcoal Weber grill, picnic table, fire pit, two-burner electric cooktop, basic pots & pans with a few cooking utensils, dish soap & sponge, paper towels. 

What should we bring if we're camping in a cabin?

You should bring bath towels, charcoal, plates, eating utensils, napkins, food and beverages. But don't worry, if you forget something, you can buy it at the store-located in the barn at the entrance. We have everything you need.

How long are the river trips?

Good question. It’s kind of a moving target depending on how much rain we get north of us, and how often. But, normally, we have two floats:

Canoes and kayaks: 

  • Short - 1.5 hour float (no paddling-puts in at 9' bridge) 
  • Long - 4-5 hour float (puts in at Granger MN)

For Tubes

  • Medium 2.5 hour float (puts in at 9' bridge)

Do we need to reserve canoes, kayaks, or tubes? 

Yes. You probably should if you are certain you want to get on the river. No deposit required. When the weather is good, everything is out on the river. So let us know what, when, and how many you need for your river trip. 

When do the shuttles run?

Shuttles start after 10am. You can let us know when you want to get out on the river and we will schedule a shuttle and pick you up at your site around that time. We shuttle you upstream. Everyone ends at the Harvest Farm landing where you will pull your canoe, kayak, tube on shore and walk (or drive) back to your site.

Do we need a fishing license to fish?

Yes. The campground is located in Iowa, so if you fish around here or down at the landing, an Iowa license is required. Kids 16 and under are not required to have a fishing license. 

You can purchase a license online and get it sent to your smart phone. Check out these sites for assistance:

•    Learn more from the DNR

•    Get a fishing license

•    Read the DNR fishing reports

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