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Bulger's Hollow Recreation Area

Clinton, Iowa

If you are looking for a few nights of good old fashioned camping, then Bulger’s Hollow Recreation Area is your stop.  With 23 non-reservable campsites, this park is small in size but offers one of the best views along the Mississippi.  There are no electrical hookups in the park and also no water borne restroom facilities, but there is drinking water available.

An on-site volunteer host is present to assist visitors with questions and registration in the summer months.  The park offers a sewer dump station, vault toilets, a boat ramp, playground, picnic sites, a picnic shelter, horseshoe pits and a small gravel boat launch. 

Camping Fees

2024 Fee Dates:
Day Use Fee Dates; May 1 - October 22
Camping Fee Dates; May 15 - October 15

Camping Fee- $14.00
Boat Ramp Fee: $5.00 per day or $40.00 annual pass.

Reservations Accepted: No, First-Come First-Served Scan and Pay QR Code.


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        Bulger's Hollow Recreation Area

                        4686 170th St.
                      Clinton, IA 52732


Contact Information

This campground uses self registration and has a volunteer host on site.

Thomson Ranger Office: 815-259-3628