Autumn Activities at the Campground

We still have six good solid weeks of camping to do this season. Camping in Sept. & Oct. is beauteous beyond compare; we hope you get the opportunity. To help you get there, we've scheduled a few fun things to do at the campground. So join us for a few fall activities, and do a little camping while the camping's still good.

Saturday, September 22 - 4pm-7pm.

Our 18th Annual Italian Fest pot luck. Bring your favorite dish and join un in the Quonset Hut. Social hour starts at 4pm.

Saturday, October 6 -  Oct 6th - starts at 1pm.

Our once-in-a-while Soup 'n Such Corn Bag Tournament will be held at the Quonset Hut. The  adults (age 16+) bags tournament requires $5 entry fee per person. We'll draw for partners; winners get prizes. There'll be a separate section of bags for kids to play. Event starts at 1pm, followed by karaoke around 6pm.

Saturday, October 20 - starts around 5pm

Our 3rd annual Halloween party includes trick-or-treating, pot luck, and maybe a few more TBD surprises. Join us... if you dare. Boowhaaaaa ha ha ha!

Sunday, October 28 - campground closes.

Time Change for Checking In & Out


Effective Immediately


New times for...


Check-out & Check-in

For campers & tents check-in/check-out times have changed.

Check-out is now 2pm.

It used to be Noon. But we think you need more time to hang before you pack up--especially because time flies when you're camping.  

As always, you can still check out early and stay till you're ready to leave--IF you make arrangements with us in the office first. After all, you may floating down the river that day or hitting up Niagara Cave or cooking up a buffet lunch. Whatever! Just make sure you let us know when you settle up in the office before 2pm.

Check-in is now 3pm.

It used to be 1pm. You still get here in plenty of time to set up and do dinner before you hang at the campfire, and you can work the morning if you must. 

As always, if you want to come in early, let us know and we'll make arrangements for you and your site. Conversely, if you are arriving late--meaning, after office hours, please let us know so we can make arrangements for you.

For cabins, nothing's changed. Check-in is still after 3pm and Check-out is by noon.

In just about all things camping, communication is key. And it's as much for your convenience as it is for ours. So, talk to us. After all, we're your camping family and that's what families do.

4th of July 2018-All Are Welcome

We're doing two shows this year: the weekend before 4th of July and the weekend after...

Fireworks at Harvest Farm Campground:
Sat, June 30 (rained out)--Now Sun July 1st @ 10pm
Saturday July 7 @ 10pm

And, please join us for our annual Candy Parade in the afternoon and Lights Parade in the evening.
Fri June 29 @ 10pm Night-Light Parade & Sat June 30 @ 6pm Candy Parade
Fri July 6  @ 10pm Night-Light Parade & Sat July 7 @ 6pm Candy Parade

Upcoming Events: Memorial day & beyond

Here's what's happening this month...

Saturday May 26 - Wine Tasting 6pm-8pm

Join us for our annual Empty Nest wine tasting party. We'll have snacks, give-aways, music, random people, campers, and lots of fun fun fun. it's being held behind the Quonset Hut on the lawn. All are welcome.

Saturday-Monday June 2, 3, 4 - Free Fishing in Iowa

Yep! You can fish anywhere in the state of Iowa for free. No fishing license needed. Don't miss the opportunity for free.

Saturday-Sunday June 22-23 - Campground Rummage Sale 9am-3pm

Need something for your camper? your home? your yard? Our Harvest Farm Seasonal site family will be hosting it's 2nd annual campground-wide rummage sale. Visit the sites with balloons to find your treasures.

Opening Day Update: May 4... it's official!


We're almost there...

Really, this time. It's been a wild winter ride this year, and, as usual, that spring ground hog is a liar liar stuck in mire. We are waaaaay past six more weeks of winter. And snow is still on the way...

Here's the story... On March 28, our Tentative Opening day was: Friday April 6th

April 2: We want to let you know that although we are anxiously working to open as soon as is super-humanly possible, we are now hunkering down for a snow storm headed our way tomorrow-followed by a week of below freezing temps and more snow expected on Sunday-Monday April 8-9th. YIKES!!

Target Opening day is now: Friday April 13, 2018.


April 10: Due to the unusual volume of weather-related difficulties we're experiencing this month, our opening wait time is now 6... no 13, no 20 days past our target of April 1. 

Target opening day is now: Friday April 20, 2018

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April 18: We regret to inform you that due to the current weather conditions--aka today's snow storm dumping 6-10" of new snow and freezing temps allowing it to pile up, we are adjusting the season opening date.

2018 Opening Day for Camping: (maybe) Friday April 27

Hopefully! We will email Seasonal Families in the event that we can open earlier.  it's inevitable now, as after today's snow, we are looking at a week of warm spring weather... plenty of time to get frost out of the ground and firm it up so we can get our camp on!

April 24: Believe it or not, the frost is still not out of the ground yet. And, we still have ice and snow covering various parts of the campground. In fact, the road to the landing is covered with ice--all the way down (sigh). We have never seen a winter hang on so long nor a spring come so late before. This is definitely the latest we've ever opened (heavy sigh). But, it's time to start camping. So...

It's Official: Opening Day: Friday May 4, 2017.

The end.

Freshening up for 2018


Freshening up for 2018

Everyone loves change, right? NOT. But we think you're gonna love our new e-look. Our fresh design lets us share new things with you more easily and more often. Like, now,

  • we can just pop in your joyous camping photos in our gallery. Hey! send us some.
  • we can update our weekend activities in the News & Events page. Great! you can plan ahead.
  • you can make your reservations online in our new & improved online res system. Yep! you can even make GROUP reservations there, too.
  • you can get answers to questions on our FAQ page. Sweet! you don't have to call to get more information.

Of course, one thing that hasn't changed is our busy camping season. So get your ducks in a row and make those reservations sooner than later. As always, we plan on opening at the beginning of April. And it looks like it just may be an early spring... so maybe March? We'll keep you posted.

We can't wait to see you
Think spring!

Annual 4th of July Fireworks


Two Fireworks Shows in 


    Saturday June 30 2018 & Saturday July 7 2018

Of course it’s on! This year, fireworks will be on Saturday June 30 2018 & Saturday July 7 2018 at dark (around 10pm). Before that, we’ll have our annual golf cart parade. In fact, we’ll have TWO parades.

 Daytime candy-throw parade

night-light parade  

Tell all your friends. Everyone welcome. Don’t miss the fun. See you there.

The River: fossils, fishing, fun

The Upper Iowa River is full of opportunity. It’s clean, it’s adventurous, it's new every day!

After a good rain (and we’ve had more than our fair share this summer), the water is so crystal clear, you can go to the landing and literally pluck a perfect fossil from where you stand, knee-deep, in the middle of the bed. 


When you want a new adventure, you can group up, spread out, paddle around, tube down, or just simply float the river, and enjoy friends and family and nature at your pleasure. It’s different every time.


Day or night, you can walk up stream or journey down, cast your line, and snag a fish: trout, bass, and, yeah, walleye too, from cold springs and crevices. You can snag multiple fish, there’s so many in there. 


Lots of newness for 2017


Lots of NEW in 2017 And it’s all good stuff.

1. We finished our new seasonal site section on the Ridge.  And it’s all filled for this season. Send in your app and get your name on the waiting list soon if you are interested in a seasonal site for next year. We fill vacant sites in the order your app is received.

2. We’ve been working hard this winter on all things Technology. Now you can make your reservations online. Go to the Reservations page and follow the prompts.

3. We changed up our web site, got a new look and feel.  We also added a few new pages. Check out our FAQ page and let us know what we’re missing. We’ll be adding information throughout the season.

We’re thinking it’s going to be an early opening this year. We’re aiming for the end of March. As soon as the roads firm up, we’ll be turning on the water and opening the gates. 

Stay tuned. You don’t want to miss a single day of camping.

See you soon.


New Seasonal Sites for 2017


Nestled on the beautiful bluffs of the Upper Iowa River, seasonal campers enjoy full hook ups with sewer, water, and 50 amp electricity. Also included: wifi, garbage pickup, concrete pads and patios, playgrounds, lawn care on 55 acres of luscious manicured lawns, full convenience store, beauty salon. 

Other campground amenities you’ll love: virtually bug free, great fishing, awesome canoeing, kayaking, and tubing, fun outdoor games, huge indoor family rec room, and the best seasonal site neighbors in Bluff Country! 

Get more details on the Camping page
Or call 563-883-8562 to talk to someone.