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    One mile off Hwy 61 in Fort Madison is a very small (did I mention very small?) RV park (directly across from the landfill). This park is not to be confused with the one on the other side of the Rodeo Arena next door to the cemetery where there is actually a camping sign. (that's another story - just know that you don't want to camp there). They just "opened" it in October last fall at the end of the camping season, after their big tri-state rodeo was over. There are only 8 or 10 spaces, most long enough for any rig 35-foot or shorter. Anything longer than that, you won't have any place to park your vehicle, unless you park it along the side of the road between the campground and the rodeo arena.

    The park itself is beautiful; it has a nice playground for kids, a long walking path (paved), and a disc golf course. The campground itself is lacking in just about everything else. For $20/night, you get 30-amp service and water hook-up. There is no sewer or dump station. The sites are level or nearly level, gravel, and have been put in at almost a 45 degree angle to make backing in easy.
    There is no bath house or any other amenities.

    No reservations - first come/first serve - self-service pay box (cash or check)

    We were the only ones in the park all week. The only reason we didn't stay at the park farther up the road (between Fort Madison and Burlington) is that it wasn't open yet for the season.

    We did enjoy the long walking path, when it wasn't raining, and it was close by to the things we wanted to see/do while we were waiting for our week in Davenport (where we are now).

    While we enjoyed the park itself, we would probably not camp here again, unless we just needed a place overnight for some reason.

    Dan & Zerelda Hammer
    Pensacola, FL
    SB 2006 - 34 BWKS
    2016 Dodge Diesel - 3500