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SHADY CREEK, IA

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Shady Creek Campground is a 22-acre park where campers enjoy getaways on the banks of the Mississippi River. A nature trail, shore fishing and fantastic bird watching are offered at Shady Creek.The park has spectacular views of the Mississippi River. Many trees throughout the campground provide...

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Overview

Shady Creek Campground is a 22-acre park where campers enjoy getaways on the banks of the Mississippi River. A nature trail, shore fishing and fantastic bird watching are offered at Shady Creek.

Natural Features:

The park has spectacular views of the Mississippi River. Many trees throughout the campground provide great places to lounge in the shade.

The Upper Mississippi River begins at the headwaters of Lake Itasca, Minnesota and flows 1,250 miles to Cairo, Illinois where it joins the Ohio River.

Recreation:

The Mississippi River draws many anglers annually. The most popular fish species is the channel catfish; bluegill, walleye and northern pike are also found in the river.

Picnicking and playing horseshoes is a popular activity in the park.

Facilities:

The park's campsites contain 50-amp electric hookups, campfire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets and showers are provided. A boat ramp and playground are on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

Wildcat Den State Park is just north of Shady Creek, offering hiking trails and the historic Pine Creek Grist Mill built in 1848.

The Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge is a 40-minute drive downstream. Trails and observation decks are open to the public. Hunting and fishing are allowed in many area of the refuge.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
  • "FIREWOOD ALERT" - Prevent the spread of EAB. All firewood originating from out-of-state or from a quarantined county is prohibited in this facility. Purchase firewood from a local vendor. Do Not bring firewood from home. Click www.missriver.org and click on the "Emerald Ash Borer Firewood Alert" picture/link for more information.
  • Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    SHADY CREEK
    3550 HWY 22
    MUSCATINE  IA  52761

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (563)262-8090