Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-06-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
Member
 
Keithb56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sodus, N.Y.
Posts: 84
Camping near Cedar Rapids

We'll be in the Cedar Rapids, IA area in early June. We had plans to go there in 2008 but changed them after the terrible flooding that occurred in the midwest. We looked at a state park near a dam,and close to Cedar Rapids. I don't recall the name. Any recommendations for a 35' coach, and our dog is traveling with us. How about the Amana colonies? Is it a good place to visit and any recommendations on camping?
Thanks!
Keith
__________________

__________________
2002 Monaco Dynasty Regent, Cummins ISL 400 hp
05 CRV Toad, Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar and EvenBrake
Keithb56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-11-2010, 02:24 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus


 
Monaco Owners Club
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hangin' with Sacs and the Pins
Posts: 9,413
keithb56...I know a couple of Excel members who are from IA..I will see if I can have them respond here in the next couple of days...
__________________

__________________
MM
*MonacoMama with the 2 Pins & SacsTC Nearby*
*2007 Monaco Diplomat 40' SFT<>2006 Chevy VortecMax Toad<>2006 Buick Lucerne Leading the Way*
MonacoMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 06:02 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Our Time's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ft Myers Fl / Omaha Ne
Posts: 617
The Amana Colonies is a nice place to visit and the campground is more than adequate for your coach and dog. Long pull-through gravel sites with both 50 and 30 amp service. Very short drive to Cedar Rapids. Amana would be a good choice.
__________________
Chuck & Mary
2008 Monaco Diplomat 40 SKQ
2008 Enclave Toad
Our Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 08:12 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Dick & Pat's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ft. Dodge IA, Kerrville TX
Posts: 236
Pleasant Creek State Park, about 20 miles north near Center Point is very nice. And you can view, then reserve your site online at the State of Iowa website www.iowa.gov
__________________
Dick & Pat Swanstrom
Fort Dodge Iowa &
Kerrville TX
Dick & Pat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 08:37 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
janieD's Avatar
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 288
There are actually quite a few great choices, Cedar Rapids is our home territory. The State park you are thinking of is Lake McBride state park, it is on the Coralville resevoir. The link for it is:
IA DNR: State Parks,Lake Macbride State Park.
There are also several COE campgounds on the reservoir, we really like both Sugar Bottom and Sandy Beach and West Overlook is pretty good. Here is the link to those:
Corps Lakes Gateway: Iowa - Coralville Lake
These parks are actually between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
Our two favorite parks are actually closer to Cedar Rapids and are Linn county parks. they are:
Morgan Creek: Morgan Creek Park - Linn, IA
Squaw Creek: Squaw Creek Park - Linn, IA
That ought to give you lots of choices, hope you enjoy your time in our area. We will be living in our RV this summer and you may find us in one of these parks, perhaps we will meet along the way.
__________________
JanieD (and her DH JohnnyD)
2010 30RSO Limited , 2014 Ram 3500 Lone Star DRW
Flamingo On A Stick
janieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 06:38 PM   #6
Member
 
Keithb56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sodus, N.Y.
Posts: 84
To all; Wow! Thanks for all the great suggestions. We'll spend some time reviewing and pick a spot to spend a few days. I can't wait get going. There is still two feet of snow between the coach and the driveway, but it is melting fast!

MM, thanks for sharing my request. The results are very helpful.

Keith
__________________

__________________
2002 Monaco Dynasty Regent, Cummins ISL 400 hp
05 CRV Toad, Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar and EvenBrake
Keithb56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- camping next weekend MN G'ma Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 3 10-02-2009 11:33 AM
Cedar Ridge Camping Resort - Bloomington, IN vanman250 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 3 03-05-2008 10:21 AM
Camping at Cedar Point- Live Report Lil'Darlin1972 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 3 10-22-2007 06:05 AM
Tent Camping - Has It Ever Been This Good? GaryKD iRV2.com General Discussion 10 09-08-2007 07:23 AM
Camping World - Thousand Trails Offer ChiefJohn iRV2.com General Discussion 18 06-19-2007 11:49 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.