Spruce Creek Park

View of Spruce Creek Park from the Mississippi River
View of Spruce Creek Park from the Mississippi River
Boat harbor
Spruce Creek runs through campground

This 43-acre park lies on the banks of the Mississippi River at the mouth of Spruce Creek.  Spruce Creek park is great for a visit to the Mississippi River, with a boat marina, modern camping sites, showers and restrooms, a large picnic area, two shelters (available for reservation), and playground equipment.

Receive 1 FREE night of camping when you camp Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, receive Monday night FREE! This special runs prior to Memorial Day weekend and after Labor Day weekend.

For the 2015 camping season: All out of state firewood is prohibited unless clearly marked with the certification of being Emerald Ash Borer free.  Please buy it where you'll burn it.


30711 396th Ave
Bellevue, IA 52031

Spruce Creek Park is located 2 miles north of Bellevue on U.S. 52 and then 1 mile north on 395th Ave. 

Google Map Location
Map of park at bottom of page

Jackson County Conservation
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
PHONE: (563) 652-3783


  • 86 Electric Camp Sites (no reservations, maximum 14 day stay) We hope to make reservations possible by the 2016 season.
    • paved sites - $20 per night
      • all paved pads will be 35 feet long by fall 2014
    • gravel sites - $17 per night
  • Firewood - $5 per bundle
  • Boat Dock Fees:
    • 7 Transient Docks $17/night
    • JCCB leases 85 docks (for more information call 563-652-3783)
      • Open Docks $550/yr
      • Electric Docks $600/yr
      • Covered Docks $675/yr
  • Dump station
  • Playground
  • Shelter (available for reservation)
  • Modern restroom/shower facilities
  • Pit toilet
  • Youth Group camping (Except Memorial Day through Labor Day) (click here for youth camping permit form)
  • Stream fishing
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Free wireless internet
  • Water hydrants
  • Pets allowed (must be on leash)
  • Other Fees:
    • Non-registered camper dump station fee $3
    • Non-registered camper shower fee $3


Operating Hours & Seasons

Park opens the first weekend in April and closes the last weekend in October (weather and river level dictates opening/closing of park).
Park closed on November 3, 2015 and will reopen the first weekend in April 2016.
Shower building is open from April 15th through October 15th of the camping season.

Park open to visitors 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM.  Campers only after 10:30 PM.

Campground attendants are available May - September

Coupon books for 7 nights of camping are available for just $99!  See a ranger or attendant for details.  


Park is closed November - March

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