Sac City, Iowa

Riverside CampgroundOther reviewers at

July, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating = 8 out of 10 stars

The trees here were so critical to making our July stay bearable
The trees here were critical to making our July stay bearable


Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
Very quiet as far as external noise from highway 20, and quiet
at night.  This park seems to have very few rules, doesn’t take
reservations, and really turned out to be a hidden gem for us
when we were unable to get into Hagge County Park down the
road.  There were even deer grazing in the open areas when we

Road and site access/type?
Interior roads and sites were gravel.  There were only about
20 sites total, some back-in and some pull-through, which
were very long and tree covered.  The shade from the mature
trees was a Godsend while we were here, due to the extreme
heat and humidity.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
Spacing between sites was reasonable, with trees between
many of them.  Our site (#16) was level enough that we
didn’t need our jacks.  Length of the pull-through sites was
wonderful – more than enough to park the motorhome and
car with room to spare.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
Our site had 50-amp power and water, both with excellent
pressure.  There was a dump station on the road exiting the
park.  Our Verizon signal to the phones and amplified hotspot
was strong.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A large fire pit and heavy table, although the fire pit had been
used as a garbage pit by the former camper in our site.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The bathroom was dated, but clean, and had one shower that
I would use if needed.  No laundry room.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
Yes to both.  There was equipment for the kids to play on,
although we didn’t see any kids during our mid-week stay.
Folks were running their dogs off-leash at several of the
large fields around the campground, although the rules
stated they were to be on-leash.  We didn’t see any
authorities driving through to check up on the place, which
was a bit unsettling.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
None right at the park, but there were many trails at nearby
Hagge County Park and Black Hawk State Park, both less
than 12 miles away.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
There was a small but well-stocked grocery store east of
the park on Main Street, but not many other services were
available in this very small town.

We were so glad to locate this place after finding nothing
suitable at Hagge County Park, although that should be
considered an option for folks visiting the area because
of its tree-covered sites and walking paths.  We were
disappointed that the large fire pits were mostly full of
garbage and not tended to between visits.  We complained
about this and it remains to be seen if anything is done.
Hagge County Park and this park both had reasonable daily
rates.  We would definitely stay at this park again if in the


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