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Bessman-Kemp Campsite #8

12260 EE Ave.
Alden, IA 50006

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  • 30/50-Amp electrical site
  • Gravel pad
  • Situated on the southeast end of the campground, near the entrance, shelter, playground and vault restroom. 
  • Well shaded
  • Fire ring & picnic table at site


122690 EE Ave. Alden, IA - Bessman-Kemp Park is located 1/2 mile west of downtown Alden along the Iowa River.

Campsite #8 is situated on the southeast end of the campground, near the entrance, shelter, playground, and vault restroom. 

Aerial View of Campground


  • Electrical hookup
  • Vault restroom & port-a-potty
  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Shelter
  • Playground
Fire ring
On-site resident host


30/50 Amp: $15.00 per night

$4.00 website processing fee


Cancellation & Refund Policy:

NO REFUND. Please understand that the time of booking your reservation, you immediately prohibit other people from reserving & utilizing this facility. 

  • If you need to cancel and reschedule your reservation, you must contact us 15 days in advance of your rental date by calling 641-648-4361 or emailing conservationhq@hardincountyia.gov. If you contact us less than 15 days in advance, you will forfeit 100% of your reservation and not be allowed to reschedule. 
  • If you contact us within 15 days of your reservation, a promotional code will be issued to use for your future online reservation. You will have one opportunity to reschedule within 12 months of the original reservation date with this code.

Cancellations will NOT be allowed for extreme temperature changes or inclement weather. 

Refunds may be issued for the following reasons and be approved on a case-by-case basis:

  • Accident, serious injury or death of an immediate family member. 
  • We are unable to provide your campsite (or like campsite) due to catastrophic natural causes or the site is not in a operable condition. 

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Bessman-Kemp Campground is open mid-April to mid-October. Dates vary dependent on the weather. 

Camping Check-In: 3 PM

Camping Check-Out: 2 PM

Campground Quiet Hours: 10:30 PM – 6AM


The campground is closed to campers mid-October till mid-April. Dates vary dependent on the weather. 

However, Bessman-Kemp area is open to the public year round.