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BIG SPRING CAMPGROUND

Description

Located 10 miles NW of Elkader, right along the Turkey River, this primitive campground offers 7 sites each with a fire pit and picnic table. You are sure to be lulled to sleep with the sounds of the river flowing by your tent or camper. Primitive camping is $5 per night on a first-come first-serve basis.

WHAT'S AVAILABLE HERE?

CAMPING

Rough camping only for

$5.00/night

FISHING

Try your luck in the Turkey River or visit the ponds at the Trout Hatchery just down the road. Read more below.

PICNIC AREA

Picnic table with no shelter available to anyone.

RESTROOM

Pit toilet available.

Big spring trout hatchery

Within walking distance of the campground you will find the Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Big Spring Trout Hatchery where upwards of 150,000 rainbow and brook trout are raised each year and stocked into our local streams and rivers. While at the hatchery you can also see the unique Big Spring, the largest cold water spring in Iowa.

The Turkey River at Big Spring is open for public fishing. You are sure to catch fish near the angler access trail along the river. A trout pond at the entrance and a kids fishing pond for young anglers 15 and under (kids must be accompanied by a licensed adult) are also available to the public 7 days a week all year round.

Middle campground at Bloody Run Park closed for construction.

WHEN NATURE CALLS

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Contact Us

ADDRESS

PHONE

29862 Osborne Road
Elkader, Iowa 52043

EMAIL

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Equal Opportunity
The Clayton County Conservation Board does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, national origin, age or disability. If anyone believes he or she may have been subjected to such discrimination, he or she may file a complaint with either the Clayton County Conservation Board or the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.