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WHITEBREAST CAMP, IA

Photo: WHITEBREAST CAMP
Status: Closed through Wed Apr 23 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Whitebreast Camp is located on Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake. It is just 10 minutes from Pella, known for its Dutch heritage, and 15 minutes from Knoxville, the Sprint car capital of the world.

Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking and viewing wildlife.

Natural Features:

Lake Red Rock is situated on the Des Moines River. Hardwood forests cover the lake shore at Whitebreast, offering shade and scenic views.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. A wide variety of waterfowl, including the American White Pelican, migrates through the area in spring and fall. Bald eagles can be observed from November through March, and white-tailed deer and river otters are commonly viewed along the shoreline.

Recreation:

Lake Red Rock offers excellent boating, water skiing and swimming opportunities. Miles of water trails for kayakers and canoeists are designated along the shoreline.

Anglers will find crappie, walleye, channel and flathead catfish, northern pike and bluegill.

Several miles of trails for hiking and biking are in the area. The 14-mile paved Volksweg Trail stretches west from Pella to the Des Moines River and northwest to Fifield Recreation Area, just north of the campground.

Facilities:

This large campground offers 109 reservable, shady family sites and two group sites, all with either 30 or 50-amp electric hookups. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and boat ramp.

Younger campers love the park's playground, and the Whitebreast Beach can be easily accessed from within the site. Educational programs are offered on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Nearby Attractions:

Des Moines, Iowa's capital, is an hour away, with numerous shopping and dining opportunities, museums and the Blank Park Zoo.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Please register for campsites during booth hours: 3-8 pm Sunday thru Thursday; 9-11 am and 3-10 pm Friday and Saturday.
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Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.36417, -93.025
41°21'51"N, 93°1'30"W

From Knoxville, take County Highway T-15 northeast for 8 miles. Turn north onto County Highway S-71 and continue 2 miles, following signs to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WHITEBREAST CAMP
971 Highway S71
KNOXVILLE IA 50138

Phone Number:

Information: (641)828-7522