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Waubonsie State Park

Hamburg, Iowa


2585 Waubonsie Park Rd
Hamburg, Iowa 51640
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 87
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.68054
Longitude: -95.68186

Elevation: 1185' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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7 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

A nice quaint park in a wooded setting, good paved back in and pull through sites to around 60' or perhaps a bit more, power and water all for $11.00! But: This campground was used for flood evacuees last spring and there are a handful of hangers-on in RVs that look pretty permanent with the clutter of misc belongings surrounding their sites. They have been told to leave (the flooding has long since subsided) and per a news report power will be shut off this month. We'll see. They apparently have nowhere to go and no way to get there. From my experience the only impact was visual - we had no issues with the people stuck there. They might deter some less intrepid campers as they look a little desperate, which apparently is the case. I didn't learn the nature of their situation until after I left. The worst issue, and this could be significant, is the evening traffic to the cabins beyond the campsites. I don't know what's going on down there (I'm not that intrepid) but there were at least a dozen cars between 6 and 8pm and they came through the campground at about 40mph. Apparently in a hurry to get "home". My guess is people are semi-permanently living in the cabins. Either that or the road to them is a short cut to somewhere. There were also a few cars in and out staying only a few minutes (?), also driving way to fast for a campground. Also there are no sewer hook ups -long terms are camped next to the restroom/showers. Lastly the "office". It looks like a permanent private residence, with vehicles and debris all around it and I didn't feel comfortable even approaching it. It obviously was at one time a legitimate campground headquarters, but now Im not so sure. I saw no signs of any evening patrols by CG personnel and I stayed in the unused campground host space. So what is a lovely, picturesque, potentially quiet peaceful park, has deteriorated to a time-weary refugee camp with a traffic problem. Hopefully they will get it back on track soon. Do a drive through first, maybe even down by the cabins accessed at the end of the site loop. A little recon before setting up might affect your decision. If the semi-permanent "campers" are still there you might want to choose a sight as far from the restrooms/showers as possible. Also watch your kids and dogs as the CG road is used as a thoroughfare for fast moving traffic to the cabins. We camped at Waubonsie State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

We were here off-season so the cost was very low. The flush toilets and showers were not available, but our site had water at a freezeproof faucet. We arrived on. Tuesday, and we had the campground to ourselves both nights we were here. The electric sites were roomy, and the tent sites (no electricity) were smaller but still well kept. The park is in the Loess Hills, ancient hills from previous variations in the Missouri River's path (the current river is about 5 miles away). There is a nice playground and a small lake that looks nice for,fishing. There are also a number of cabins. I am sure this is a very busy site in summer, but it was perfect for a couple of nights while we were traveling. We camped at Waubonsie State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Pick up groceries in Omaha or Council Bluffs. There isn't much in nearby Nebraska City.

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Review Count: 175
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is easy on/off I-29. Do not take the first turn for the state park off of IA-2. Instead take the second turn at the advice of the ranger. I would not call this state park big rig friendly. There are only one or two sites for a big rig and low hanging trees are an issue. This state park is suffering from a lack of funding and staff and it shows. It seems that the staff spent the majority of the summer correcting a water issue and during that time there was no water available even in the bathhouse. The water is now back in service. The roads in the campground are very narrow and there is a section where a downed tree took out part of the road. We asked and were granted permission to trim some trees so we could exit safely. We did not use the bathhouse or dump station. Verizon cell was marginal and sporadic, Our ATT mifi card would also not work. The ranger was friendly and helpful trying to make our stay a pleasant one. There are several truck stops and a couple of restaurants located right across the state line in Nebraska near I-29 but beware as they only sell bio diesel. Because this state park is not big rig friendly, we would not stay here again. We camped at Waubonsie State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

We used Waubonsie as an overnight stop. We did not have reservations but the park ranger was very helpful in helping us locate a suitable spot for our motorhome. The campground presents a pretty little park setting and we enjoyed walking around with our dogs. Arriving here was at the end of a long drive and meeting the friendly park ranger really provided a lift. We would stay again if ever passing through the area. We camped at Waubonsie State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground and clean restrooms. Very convenient to Nebraska City. We camped at Waubonsie State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Campground was okay; no water and sewer hookups. We did an overnight stay and enjoyed BBQ across the river in Nebraska City. Don't go through Hamburg to get there. Take the next exit to the north of Hamburg. We camped at Waubonsie State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Fees $5 higher in season. Good roads for biking, but rather steep. Plenty of hiking. Interesting topography and history. We camped at Waubonsie State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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