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Group Camp - Morgan Creek

The Morgan Creek Group Camp facilities provide great opportunities for youth groups or smaller family groups to reserve a primitive area at the park to have available for their group upon arrival. Group Camping is for groups of six people or more and that have a minimum of three camping units.
NOTE: A short hike is required to access this group camp - NO VEHICLE ACCESS is permitted. Campers need to "pack in" their supplies along a short level trail from the nearby parking area. 


The Group Camp facility is located at the south end of the "day use" area of the park.  Address is 7011 Morgan Park Rd, Palo, IA, 52324. 

The Morgan Creek Group Camp will be moving to a new location June 16th, 2022. It will be located where the current Morgan Creek Shelter is at 7001 Morgan Park Rd, Palo, IA 52324. Reservations made for after June 15th, 2022 will be at the new site. 


  • Morgan Creek Group Camp recommended capacity - 15 camping units/45 persons
  • 6 picnic tables 
  • 2 ground fire rings
  • Primitive restroom
  • Modern shower facility available in Morgan Creek Campground (approx. .5 mile walk)
  • Firewood available from Campground Host in main campground
  • Playground, trails and field sports area nearby
  • Pressurized water from park system nearby
  • NO ELECTRICITY is available
Carry in/carry out refuse
Dump station
Fire ring
Firewood available
On-site resident host
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Shower facilities


Policies and Fees
Call Headquarters at 319.892.6450 to receive youth group rate. You may not receive the discount after making a reservation at full-price online. 

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Park hours are from 4 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Check-in time is after 3 p.m. on your day of arrival.  Checkout time is prior to 1 p.m. on your day of departure.


Closed October 15 - April 15