Bessman-Kemp Park

Bessman-Kemp Cabin

Located west of Alden and situated along the Iowa River, these 71 acres of land were purchased as a park and wildlife preserve in the early 80's. The park has since been used by many locals and visitors for various recreational purposes and currently features 12 electrical campsites, 2 cabins, a new shelter house, a restroom, and carry-down river access.

For more information on the campground visit: Hardin County Conservation's Website


  • Campground - Camping Sites are first come, first serve.
  • Picnic Tables & Shelter (with electric)
  • Vault Restroom
  • River Access (#286)
  • Playground
  • Stream Fishing, Iowa River

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open Daily 5:00 AM - 10:30 PM


The campground is closed seasonally, October through May - depending on the weather.