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River Campground

Address: 1314 Fig Avenue, Coon Rapids, IA 50058

The River Campground, situated in the heart of Whiterock Valley, is a perfect access point for over 40 miles of trails. The campground sits along a bend of the Middle Raccoon River, amid gorgeous sandstone outcroppings and our resident cliff swallow colony. This particular bluff, from which Whiterock derives its name, is the largest vertical outcrop of Cretaceous Dakota Sandstone in the Midwest. Several excellent fishing ponds, trailheads, and a nearby abandoned 1800s log cabin are within hiking distance.


  • Five campsites

  • Tent, camper, and horse trailer accessible

  • Picnic tables at each site

  • Fire rings at each site

  • Dumpster

  • Port-a-potties

  • Shower house with a sun-warmed water tank

  • Potable water faucet

  • Horse tie lines, manure pits, and wheelbarrows

  • Access to single-track, shared use, equestrian, and water trails


General Considerations:

  • No electricity

  • No outside firewood is allowed – available for purchase

  • No external generators are allowed

  • Horses can also be kept on a horse tie line or in a pen. (Fees apply)

  • Please register at the self-check-in kiosk before setting up camp

  • Park hours are 6:00am to 10:30pm


Rates and Availability:

  • $15 per tent per night

  • $15 per RV per night

  • No reservations, all sites are first-come-first-served

  • Horse pens are available for rent on a first-come-first-served basis for $8 per night

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