Spruce Creek Park

View of Spruce Creek Park from the Mississippi River
View of Spruce Creek Park from the Mississippi River
Boat harbor
Spruce Creek runs through campground

The bathhouse will close after Labor Day 2018 for renovations. 


This 43-acre park lies on the banks of the Mississippi River at the mouth of Spruce Creek. Spruce Creek ​Park is great for a visit to the Mississippi River; with a boat marina, modern camping sites, showers and restrooms, a large picnic area, shelters (available for reservation), and playground equipment. 

Camping coupon books are available for purchase at the Hurstville Center year round and from campground hosts during the camping season. Get 7 nights of camping for the price of six; a $119 value for only $99.

Click here for a Map of Park with Amenities.
Additional maps can be found at the bottom of this page. 

All ​OUT OF COUNTY firewood is prohibited, unless clearly marked with the certification of being emerald ash borer free. Please buy it where you burn it to prevent the spread of emerald ash borer.


30711 396th Ave
Bellevue, IA 52031

Spruce Creek Park is located 2 miles north of Bellevue on U.S. 52 and then 1 mile north on 395th Ave. 

Jackson County Conservation
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
PHONE: (563) 652-3783


  • 86 Campsites - all electric
    • paved sites - cost is $20 per night
      • Paved sites: 1, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 29, 31, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 43, 45, 52, 54, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 74
    • gravel sites - cost is $17 per night
      • Pull through sites: 2, 6, 16 
  • 30 campsites are reservable - please click the Facilities tab to make a campsite reservation. Reservations must be made 5 days in advance: if you'd like a site for the upcoming weekend, have your reservation made by Sunday night. Reservations must be made online.
  • Firewood - cost is $5 per bundle
  • 7 Transient Docks - cost is $17 per night
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Docks - 85 dock slips are leased out annually (To get on the waiting list for a boat slip, call 563-652-3783)
    • Open Docks $575/yr
    • Electric Docks $625/yr
    • Covered Docks $700/yr
  • Dump station
  • Playground
  • Shelter, available for reservation, otherwise on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • Modern restroom/shower facilities - NOTE:  Shower Building will close after Labor Day, September 3, 2018 for Shower Building replacement.
  • Pit toilet
  • Youth Group camping (Except Memorial Day through Labor Day; see bottom of page for permit)
  • Stream fishing
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Free wireless internet
  • Water hydrants
  • Pets allowed (must be on leash)
  • Other Fees:
    • Non-registered camper dump station fee $3
    • Non-registered camper shower fee $3                                           

Note: When water levels are high, the creek side and river shore sites are the first to close with water levels at 14' 3" and the park closes at 15'. The docks can handle levels up to 16' before watercraft must be removed.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Campground opened Friday, March 30th for the 2018 camping season.

Campground is open April - October.
Shower building is open April 15 - October 15 (weather pending). NOTE:  Shower building will be closed after Labor Day, September 3, 2018 for shower building replacement.
Park is open to visitors 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM. Campers only after 10:30 PM.

Campground attendants are available May - September.

Coupon books for 7 nights of camping are available for $99!  See a park ranger or campground attendant for details.  


Campground is closed November - March. 

Note:  Shower building will close after Labor Day, September 3rd, 2018 for shower building replacement.