18853 152nd Ave, Sperry (8 miles North of Burlington, West off Hwy 61)
At 798 acres, Big Hollow is Des Moines County’s largest park, offering year-round recreational opportunities. Featured is an extensive trail system that progresses through woods, prairies, and around ponds. RV and primitive camping, cross-country skiing, and hunting are all permitted in this diverse park. A three-season off-grid cabin is available for rent. Visitors can try their luck fishing in the stocked, no-wake, 178-acre lake, target practice on the shooting range (must be certified), swim at the beach or stargaze at the observatory. Big Hollow offers 48 campsites within the park, each only a short distance from the lake. The 32 electrical sites within the RV campground offer oversized gravel pads large enough to accommodate the largest campers on the market. Ample space between each site allows for privacy and solitude while enjoying the park.
4th Pumping Plant Recreational Park
2073 Pumping Station Rd, Oakville (15 miles North of Burlington, East off of Hwy 99)
The 4th Pumping Plant Recreation Area is a popular destination for picnickers, boaters, RVers, tent campers, and boaters. The park is located along the Mississippi River and offers a total of 46 camp-sites. Of these campsites, 22 have electricity.
Welter Recreation Park
16839 Skunk River Rd, Burlington (¼ miles East of Danville on Hwy 34)
Located along the quiet banks of the Skunk River, Welter Recreation Area is Des Moines County Conservation's southernmost Recreation Area. It has been developed primarily as a camping destination and is popular among picnickers, RVers, tent campers, and boaters. The campgrounds only take up a small portion of the overall area which consists of 63 acres spanning between Sycamore and Maple loop, and from Skunk River Road to the river. Above Augusta, Cottonwood Loop resides on additional 16 acre corridor between Skunk River Road and the river. Both sites are open to public hunting outside of the camping season.
Crossroads RV Park
708 S. Iris, Mount Pleasant, IA
Crossroads RV Park is a modern RV park where every site is a large, level, pull thru with full hook ups. 100 amp, 50 amp and 30 amp service along with wireless internet, laundry, handicap restrooms and other amenities. Easy access off of Hwy 218/27, "The Avenue of the Saints."
Geode State Park
3333 Racine Ave, Danville (15 miles west of Burlington off Hwy 34)
Named after the beautiful state rock of Iowa, Geode State Park displays a collection of Keokuk geodes at the main campground. Quartz lines the inside of the Keokuk geode, which is formed in limestone and can only be found in the southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri and west central Illinois regions. Many amenities in this park include camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, or exploring the extensive trails.