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Whitebreast Campground 2020 Season:      
April 23- September 28 

Camping Fees:
            Electric Sites: $20.00/night              

Beach - 2020 Season: 
May 21-September 8  

 Beach Day Use Fee:
 $2.00 for walk-in or bike-in visitors   
 or $5.00 per personal vehicle  
Children under 16 yrs. free of charge     

Free for registered campers in Corps parks  
and America the Beautiful Senior/Access cardholders) 

 Boat Ramp Launch Fee:   
 $5.00 per launch   
 Registered campers at Corps parks - Free
 America the Beautiful Senior/Access Pass Holders - Free  
Whitebreast Shelter:

Miner's Retreat Shelter Reservation: 


Whitebreast Recreation Area

Located on the south side of the lake, Whitebreast Campground provides 128 camping spots access to a boat ramp, swimming beach, an amphitheater, playgrounds, hiking trail, fish cleaning station, numerous picnic shelters and shower facilities.

Individual campsite reservations can be made for all sites in the Meadows, Coal Ridge and Ponca camping loops excluding sites #83 and #84. Reservations for individual campsites must be made a minimum of two days prior to the arrival date. 

Whitebreast Heights camping loop has two areas available for group camping. Group Camp #1 includes sites 114-125 (12 sites) and Group Camp #2 includes sites 126-132 (7 sites). Each group camp is rented as a unit.  Reservations for group camp areas must be made a minimum of four days prior to the arrival date.

To make a reservation, please call toll free at (877) 444-6777. Reservations can also be made on-line at There is no additional reservation fee.

*Please note that Golden Age/Access and America the Beautiful Senior/Access cards do not apply toward rental of group camp areas. 


 Beach Information


Campground Map

Contact Information

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

Corps of Engineers Office:
1105 North Highway T-15, Knoxville, IA  50138
Phone:   (641) 828-7522


Whitebreast Recreation Area
971 Highway S-71
Knoxville, IA  50138

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