Trailside Campground

Trailside Campground is a small tent camping area designed for trail users on the Raccoon River Valley Trail.  It is located immediately adjacent to the trail one block south of the Milwaukee Road Depot Trailhead in Jefferson.  A shower house is in the camping area. There is a $10 per tent fee to camp here.


Trailside Campground is located one block south of the Milwaukee Road Depot Trailhead. on the Raccoon River Valley Trail.  This is on Lincolnway and four blocks east of the courthouse square in Jefferson. The address is 911 Lincolnway.


    - Tent camping for up to 50 tents.

    - Shower / restroom facility

    - Picnic shelter

    - Four blocks from downtown Jefferson

Operating Hours & Seasons

    - Open all year.  Shower / restroom closed when freezing conditions exist.