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Big Hollow - Primitive Site D - Group Campsite

18853 152nd Ave.
Ph: 319-753-8260
Sperry, IA, 52650

Primitive site D is designated a reservable youth group camping site. The site can be reserved by organized youth groups ONLY (Church, 4H, Scouts or other organized youth groups, as approved). If not reserved on a given weekend, it reverts to a regular walk up site.

Rules For Reserving Site D:

1. You must be an organized youth group or club (Church, 4H, Scouts, etc...)
2. Visit www.mycountyparks.com and set up a free account.
3. Email conservation@dmcounty.com with  your email address, club / group name and dates you would like reserved.
4. You will receive an email confirmation once the reservation has been made. 


Big Hollow Recreation area is located at 18853 152nd Ave., Sperry, IA 52650. Google Map. At the stop sign, turn West into campground from 152nd Ave.


Shelter house available. Fire ring, benches & grills all on-site. Firewood is available for purchase from the camp host.
Fire ring
Firewood available
On-site resident host
Picnic Table


There is no charge for organized groups to use this site. Please review the rules listed above to make a reservation. Any reservation made outside of these rules will be rejected. If not reserved on a given weekend, it reverts to a regular walk up site at $10 per tent per night.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Park Hours: 6:00 am – 10:30 pm
Camping Check-In: After 3 pm on your arrival day
Camping Check-Out: Before 3 pm on your departure day


Walk up only from end of October - beginning of April.