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7 RV Parks near Brighton, Iowa
Aug 2019 - $20.00
This is a hidden surprise. It's in the middle of nowhere Iowa, tucked into a very beautiful lake. The state did a lot of upgrades to the park and the campground about 5 years ago and it shows. All the roads are nicely paved concrete, with very nice paved trails around the lake. Lots of parking, boat ramps and picnic tables for day use. The campsites are gravel, and a bit slanted so it takes some effort to level. There are very few trees around the campsites, so little to no shade. The only downside is there is no AT&T or Verizon at the site (or around the fields of Iowa either). But full hook-ups for $20 a night, and a beautiful lake, it was worth it. We will stay here again next time we come to visit family. - Moo1966
Nov 2018 - $16.00
This looks like a small park, but looks are deceiving! All the roads in the park and most trails are cemented, which is great and very rare. I wish I could say that about the campsites. Almost all of them were gravel and not in great shape. We were fortunate to have #24,one of the few cemented pads. Some campsites have full hookups, some just electricity. Nice small lake with a lot of boat ramps and docks and a beautiful park shelter. They also have some really nice cabins to rent. There are two shower houses with flush toilets that close for the season on November 1st. Beware of the wind as it can blow the aroma of cow manure from the local feed lot. All said, it was a nice stay. - Sugar Pie 1
Sep 2018 - $19.00
The campground consists of paved roads and gravel sites. Sites follow the contour of the land and can be very far from level side to side. Roads and sites are narrow making caution necessary on the long curvy entrance road and sharp turns into the sites. Our pull-through site had a picnic table, fire pit with adjustable cooking grate, and open view of the sky for good satellite reception. There is no AT&T data or phone service in the park or nearby communities. Bathrooms and showers were spacious and clean. - never settled
Aug 2016 - $17.00
Love this little park! A few sites are big enough for big rigs and those are back-ins. Electrical and water. Well maintained by the Conservation Board. We could not get satellite due to the trees, but antenna worked. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. - The DnD Adventure
Sep 2013 - $15.00
I stayed here to visit nearby Maharishi Vedic City. There are a lot of hiking and biking trails in and around the park. I have a 41' RV and easily backed into a level spot. I would stay here again. - Liz Carmel
Aug 2012 - $15.00
Great little County park. We used the amenities; however, it was ideal for visiting Fairfield and the Maharishi University. Clean bathrooms and showers. We were blessed to get one of the first sites going into the park and on a curve so back-in with 38 ft RV was no problem. Multiple sites could have handled us. Be sure and check out the local stage theater. King Lear was "big city" quality for $20! - noelbob
Sep 2019 - $39.00
What a delightful surprise! Updog is a very well-groomed cg located beside a pond. Trees provide park-like setting. We wwere given choice of any site. We are overlooking the pond and very private. The bathhouse is brand new and a treasure. There is some road noise, but not obnoxious. - classylady45
Jul 2015 - $28.00
We found this park when the one just off the freeway was full. Nice alternative. Very quiet small park. Owner lives on site and was always working around the place. There are some nice ponds on the property with expansive mowed lawns around them with places to walk dogs. Most of the back in sites have large shade trees. We used a more open pull through site. Didn't use the rest room/showers so can't comment on them. We did hear some train noise but not too bothersome. - Nautical Wheelers
Aug 2018 - $21.00
Oakland Mills is a county park supervised by the local Conservation Department. The South Shore unit on on the banks of the Skunk River and does flood in some situations. Our campsite included electricity (30A) and a water hookup. Needed an extension cord to reach power outlet. We backed up to the river. Campsites were of a reasonable size, were clean from weeds and trash and at $15 per night for residents provide a good value. The campground was nearly full on the weekend and were quiet after dark. There were numerous people driving into the park to fish from an abandoned power dam and there is a nice walking path/bridge across the river with a very popular small restaurant just across the bridge. The park appeared to be safe and there were a number of young families spending the weekend at the park. We found the campground to be adequate for an overnight visit IF your unit is self-contained. The restrooms and shower house were some distance from the campsites, were open to the general public, and certainly weren't very well kept or well lit. We were in town for our Granddaughter's wedding for a 2-night stay and found the campground to be adequate for our purposes. The campground is just a few miles from intersection of US Route 34 and Route 218. Very convenient to get to. - MissouriBird
Sep 2016 - $14.00
We stayed here in a tent on Labor day weekend. Park itself is just okay. They have a lot of level sites, but everything is grass. Our campsite was rutted from an RV that either got stuck in the mud, or just sank in. They only have electricity to each camp site, no dumps. The dump site looked like it would be a challenge to get into, if it was at all muddy.
There are a number of campfire rings around, but not one for each campsite. I saw a few picnic table spread around, but again, not one for each camp site.
The worst part of this camp ground is the bathrooms. They do have high iron in the water, but that is no excuse. It has been a long time since I stayed in a park with such terrible bathrooms. They were filthy dirty, and didn't look like they had any attention for quite some time. The bathrooms appeared to not have had any maintenance for a long time, and certainly no upgrades.
I also didn't see any staff around. That being said, I didn't spend much time at the park, so they could have been in later on.
We will not be staying here next year, if there are any other options available. - John316
Aug 2016 - $18.00
Let me start out by saying this park does have WiFi, however you have to pay to use. There are 4 sites per electric pole but only room for 2 rigs. Parking is on grass, but fairly level. Dump station a different set-up, it's a pull in and back out. It's not user friendly. Stayed there with a club, as a single unit I would not return. - rving4fun
Aug 2019 - $34.00
Park was well maintained and quiet. Close to grocery store and fuel.only limiter was limited availability of staff. We were made aware when we called for a site and our information was posted on the door. We would definitely stay here again. - Msmoonsatx
Aug 2019 - $35.00
Great park for what it is. All pull through sites. I believe that they are all full hookup. Easy in/easy out just off the intersection of two US highways. Not a whole lot of activities but as an overnight spot it was great. - INLTApilot
Aug 2019 - $35.00
Easy on and off the highway, very clean and well organized park. Check is was easy, pleasant and quick, no escort to site. Roads were gravel and easy to navigate, sites are large gravel long and wide and level. FHU's all worked well with no problems, grass along both sides. Just a few long timers. Wifi was strong free and password protected, $2.00 wash $1.50 dryer all machines worked well and very clean room. Very very large grassed area along side the park perfect for letting Fido run, other side was acres of planted corn (it is Iowa) was here in mid August and corn was 8' tall and was able to walk thru like a maze. Railroad runs a mile away and occasional noise, otherwise very quiet park. Verizon 3 bars. Great for short stay or stopover. - Tahoetom
Jul 2018 - $20.00
We enjoyed the campgrounds. A lot to do for the kids (and adults) including, basketball, tennis, volleyball, baseball and the city pool is right there! Shower house is clean. We also became aquainted with the local chicken, which we named Fred. Amish buggies are common. We got some "Squeaky Cheese" at the cheese factory which was fun. Would return to this campground. It is clean and well kept. Some campsites in the center were kind of close but others on the outer ring were quite spacious with lots of elbow room. - Pilot1769
May 2018 - $20.00
This is a very clean park. Kalona has a great thing going for them. The city had a ball tournament Memorial weekend. We stayed there after it was finished and got a nice site. - 1dinky
May 2017 - $20.00
We visited folks in the area. The sites are end-to-end sites with a back-in requirement if not the first to that lane. Very close to the other sites. Electric 30 amp service was good. A single dump station for the area, which is hard to find. It is located at the corner of the check-in podium. You check-in by filling out a form and putting money in a pole with a slot. Internet is available for a fee through the area provider. No cable. About a dozen air channels available. Good for kids, as it is right in a park. Playground near by. Casey's nearby with the best pizza from any gas station. Very narrow aisles and it will block your ground satellite dishes. Price is right for passing through town. Would stay again. - Redtime21