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SUGAR BOTTOM, IA

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Sugar Bottom Campground is located on the shores of Coralville Lake. The area is popular for camping, hiking, lake fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, disc golf and picnicking.Coralville Lake sits on the Iowa River. The environment is wooded with mixed hardwood and pine forests. The...

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Overview

Sugar Bottom Campground is located on the shores of Coralville Lake. The area is popular for camping, hiking, lake fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, disc golf and picnicking.

Natural Features:

Coralville Lake sits on the Iowa River. The environment is wooded with mixed hardwood and pine forests.

The lake and surrounding land is managed for wildlife like the eastern bluebird, box turtles, hawks and whitetail deer.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy Coralville Lake for boating, fishing, swimming and water skiing. Anglers will find large and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye and catfish

Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities in Sugar Bottom. Cedar Valley Nature Trail wanders through timber, into ravines along the lake and across several bridges. Wildlife is abundant and wildflowers are a popular attraction. Indian Cave Trail leads to a cave where Native Americans lived more than 10,000 years ago.

Sugar Bottom Disc Golf Course is located near the campground, offering 18 partially wooded and open holes.

Facilities:

The large campground offers four group sites and 232 single sites.

Customers can choose from walk-in tent sites to full service sites which have electricity, water and sewer hookups.

Nearby Attractions:

The Devonian Fossil Gorge is 10 miles away, just below the Coralville Dam. It offers a unique opportunity to explore a 375-million-year-old sea floor and discover fossil remains of sea life that once inhabited this tropical marine environment. Twenty Discovery Points can be found throughout the site.

Iowa City/Coralville offers the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Iowa campus, hospital and clinics, numerous restaurants and shops as well as Coral Ridge Mall.

Cedar Rapids has wonderful cultural, historic and ethnic attractions such as The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and is the home of the Kernels Professional Baseball Club.

West Branch boasts the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Presidential Library/Museum.

At Amana Colonies visit seven quaint villages with outstanding restaurants, wineries, historic sites and specialty shops.

Kalona is known as the “Quilt Capital of Iowa” and is home to an Old Order Amish and Mennonite Community.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Disc Golf
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Electric/Water/Sewer Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming Beach
  • Vault Toilets
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Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SUGAR BOTTOM
2192 MEHAFFEY BRIDGE ROAD
SOLON  IA  52333-9208

Phone Number:

Information:  319-338-3543x6300