Campgrounds


Hardin County Conservation has three first come-first serve camper and RV campgrounds. These parks are Bessman-Kemp, Daisy Long Memorial Campground, and Pine Ridge Park.

Gift certificates for camping at these parks can be purchased through the Conservation HQ office at 15537 S Ave, Ackley IA.


Bessman-Kemp Park

Rates:
  • 30 AMP hookups ($13/night)
  • 50 AMP hookups ($18/night)
  • Tent camping ($10/night)
  • Monthly rates: $300 - Monthly Camping Applications are available upon request with the Park Host on-site. The application must be filled out to receive the monthly rate.
Features:
  • Hand pump well is available on site, but is not potable.
  • Restroom facility is also available on site, but does not include showers. 

This park now features two cabins:
Fisherman's Bend Cabin & Eagle Nest Cabin
These two cabins are nearly identical. 
The rate for these cabins are $35/night. Both facilities feature a queen sized bed, air conditioning, and a kitchenette; furnished with hardwood floors, LED lighting, and is decorated with a cozy cabin feel.

Daisy Long Memorial Park

 
Rates:

  • 30 AMP hookups ($20/night)
  • 50 AMP hookups ($25/night) 
  • Tent camping ($15/night)
  •  Monthly rates: $450 (30-AMP) and $600 (50-AMP) - Monthly Camping Applications are available upon request with the Park Host on-site. The application must be filled out to receive the monthly rate. 
Features:
  • Water fill available
  • Dump station on site
  • First come/first serve
  • Restroom and shower facilities
  • Park Shelter

This park features a single one-room style cabin. The Daisy Long Cabin features two full sized beds and a kitchenette with dining space for four; this cabin is furnished with hardwood flooring, air conditioning, and electricity.

Pine Ridge Park

Rates:

  • 30 AMP hookups ($15/night)
  • 50 AMP hookups ($20/night)
  • Tent camping ($10/night)
  • Monthly rates: $390 (30-AMP) and $540 (50-AMP) - Monthly Camping Applications are available upon request with the Park Host on-site. The application must be filled out to receive the monthly rate. 
Features:
  • Water fill available
  • First come/first serve
  • Shower facility
  • Restrooms available
  • Boat ramp

This is Hardin County Conservation's largest campground. The Lodge near the entrance of the park has recently been purchased by HCCB, and is available for event rental. Located along the Iowa River in Steamboat Rock, this park features a native prairie, boat ramp, event lodge, dump station and full restroom/shower facilities.