The Oldest Campground In Iowa Has Made Summertime More Magical Since 1920

Who’s ready for some family fun in the fresh Iowa air? Visit the oldest campground in Iowa and make some summer memories this year.

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For more information and to reserve your campsite or cabin, visit the Backbone State Park website. If you’re looking for more great ways to enjoy Iowa’s natural beauty overnight, check out this wonderfully cool houseboat.