Daisy Long Memorial Park / Bates Addition

Daisy Long Memorial Park
Daisy Long Memorial Park
Shower House

Daisy Long Cabin
Historical Site

Daisy Long Memorial Park is located east of Union along the Iowa River. As one of Hardin County's most treasured parks, this is the original site of the first water powered grist mill built in 1856 with some of the old foundation still remaining.


  • Daisy Long Campground: 35 electrical campsites with a dump station, shower house, & restrooms (first come, first serve basis)
  • Daisy Long Cabin - available for reservation during campground season
  • Shelter & picnic area
  • Playground
  • Stream Fishing, Iowa River
  • Hiking access to Bates Trail
  • Historical site
  • River Access (#237), concrete boat ramp (currently in need of repair and unsafe for use)

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open Daily 5:00 AM - 10:30 PM


The campground is closed seasonally, October through May - depending on the weather.