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

Amenities Map  


 Please visit our Facilities tab to make a campsite reservation.  Reservations must be made 5 days in advance: if you'd like a site for Friday night, have your reservation made by Sunday night.  Reservations must be made online.


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, shelters (available for reservation), and playground equipment. 

Call our offices (563-652-3783) to learn about our new camping coupons! Get 7 nights of camping for the price of six; a $119 value for only $99. 

All out of COUNTY 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. 

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


  • 86 Electric Camp Sites
    • paved sites - $20 per night
      • Paved sites: 1, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 29, 31, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 43, 45, 52, 54, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 74
    • gravel sites - $17 per night
      • Pull through sites: 2, 6, 16 
  • 30 reservable sites
  • Firewood - $5 per bundle
  • Boat Dock Fees
  • 7 Transient Docks $17/night
    • JCCB leases 85 docks (Our harbor is currently full. To get on the waiting list, call 563-652-3783)
      • Open Docks $550/yr
      • Electric Docks $600/yr
      • Covered Docks $675/yr
  • Dump station
  • Playground
  • Shelter
  • Modern restroom/shower facilities
  • Pit toilet
  • Youth Group camping (Except Memorial Day through Labor Day) (See below for permit)
  • 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                                           

FAQ's: When water levels are high, the creek side and river shore sites are the first to close with water levels at 14' 3" and the park closes at 15'.  The docks can handle levels up to 16' before watercraft must be removed.

To apply for a boat slip, please call the main office with your hull ID #, address and contact info.  

Operating Hours & Seasons

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.