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Group Camp #3

4732 Horseshoe Falls Rd
Central City, IA, 52214

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The seven Group Camp facilities at Pinicon Ridge provide great opportunities for larger groups or youth groups to reserve a semi-modern to primitive area at the park to have available for their group upon arrival. There is a nightly minimum camping fee for the use of these facilities which is paid on-site, that is in additon to the reservation fee to book the area online. Group Camping is for groups of six people or more and must have a minimum of three camping units.


The Pinicon Ridge Group Camp Complex is located in the far north end of the park on the west side of the Wapsipinicon River. By entering the south park entrance off Maine Ridge Road, visitors will need to follow the main park road for approximately 2.2 miles to arrive in the group camps. The access road to this area of the park is a narrow gravel road which traverses some steep terrain. Larger pull-type RVs have been know to have difficulty on these hills, and are therefore not recommended. Generally - automobiles/trucks/SUVs with pop-up trailers or motorhomes have no problems on this road.
Address is 4900 Horseshoe Falls Rd., Central City. 



  • Group Camp #3 recommended capacity - 8 camping units
  • 6 picnic tables
  • 2 ground fire rings
  • Primitive restroom shared with Group Camp #4
  • Modern shower facility available in Flying Squirrel Camground (approx. 4 miles)
  • Firewood available in Flying Squirrel Campground or at Boat Rental (during operating hours)
  • Horseshoe Court nearby
Fire ring
Firewood available
Picnic Table


Online reservation fee: $10
Campsite reservation fee: $13 per unit (3 unit minimum)
For all fee and discount information, click here.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Park Hours are from 4:00 AM to 10:30 PM. Check-in time is at 3:00 PM on your day of arrival. Check-out time is at 1:00 PM on your day of departure.


The Pinicon Ridge Group Camps are seasonal facilities and are closed to vehicles in the winter months. Our operational season is from April 15th thru October 15th annually. (Weather, ground or river conditions may expand or contract these dates).