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


Spruce Creek Park, situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Enjoy boating, fishing, camping and more while enjoying the scenic views of the mighty Mississippi.

This 43-acre park offers a boat marina, modern camping sites, showers and restrooms, shelters (available for reservation), and playground equipment. 

 

All sites are first come first serve. 

Camping coupon books are no longer available.



Location

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. 

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



Features

  • 80+ Campsites - all with 50 amp electric
    • Paved sites - cost is $22 per night
      • 41 Paved sites: 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 43, 45, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 67, 68, 69, 70, 73, 74
    • Gravel Sites - cost is $22 per night
      • Pull through gravel sites:  16,  55, 42
  • Firewood - cost is $5 per bundle
  • 5 Transient Docks - cost is $22 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 $600/yr
    • Electric Docks $650/yr
  • Dump station
  • Playground
  • Shelter, available for reservation, otherwise on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • Modern restroom/shower facilities
  • Pit toilet
  • Youth Group camping (see bottom of page for permit)
  • Stream fishing
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Water hydrants
  • Pets allowed (must be on leash)
  • Other Fees:
    • Non-registered camper dump station fee $3
    • Non-registered camper shower fee $3
  • Nearest on river gas access is at Massey's Marina, north of Bellevue on Iowa side. 


Operating Hours & Seasons

Campground is open April 1 - October 31 (pending weather and river levels). 

Shower building is open April 15 - October 15 (weather pending). Water is turned off October 15 - April 15. 

Park is open to visitors 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM. Campers only after 10:30 PM.

Campground attendants are available May - September.

 



Closures

Campground is closed November - March.

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 entire park closes and all facilities at 15'. The docks can handle levels up to 18' before watercraft must be removed.