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North Overlook
2016 Campground Season:
April 28 - September 26

Camping Fees:
Non-Electric Tent Sites: $10.00/night
Electric Sites: $18.00/night

Beach - 2016 Season:
May 26-September 26

Beach Day Use Fee:
$2.00/person up to $5.00/vehicle
Children 15 yrs and Under - Free Admission
Registered Campers in Corps Parks - Free Admission
America the Beautiful Senior/Access Card Holders - Free Admission

Picnic Area:
Closed at this time due to hydropower project - shelter reservations not available until further notice

North Overlook Recreation Area

North Overlook Recreation Area, known for its densely wooded campsites,

is located on the north side of Red Rock Dam and is easily accessible from County Highway T-15. This recreation area features a playground, amphitheater, shower facilities, beach, picnic shelter and access to the paved Volksweg Trail. North Overlook includes 54 campsites; eight of these sites are designated for tent camping only.

Individual reservations can be made for sites 1-18 and 22-34. To make a reservation, please call the National Recreation Reservation Service toll free at (877) 444-NRRS or (877) 444-6777. Reservations can also be made on-line at There is no additional reservation fee.


 Beach Information


North Overlook Recreation Area
1007 Highway T15
Pella, IA  50219

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Contact Information

Fee Booth Hours:
Sun.: 9:00-11:00 a.m. & 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs.: 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Fri. - Sat.: 9:00 -11:00 a.m. & 3:00-9:00 p.m.

Corps of Engineers Office:
Phone:   (641) 828-7522