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Clark's Ferry Recreation Area

Montpelier, Iowa

This 11 acre park is a popular Class A campground along the Mississippi River.  It has 45 concrete sites all with 50 amp electrical service and many with great views of the river.  The park is shaded by large mature trees and recently landscaped planters to provide that relaxing atmosphere that camping promotes.  Many of these campsites can accommodate large RV’s, and most sites also offer much “green space” between you and your neighbor’s campsite. 

This busy recreation area is open from May 1 through the fourth Sunday in October.  Making reservations well in advance are encouraged to guarantee you have a spot to camp when you arrive.   This is especially true for holiday weekends and for local area special events held throughout the recreation season. The park is accessible to day users only and no camping is allowed during the seasonal closure.


Camping / Day Use Fees

2024 Fee Dates: May 1 - October 27
Closed during off season.
Cost: $26.00

Reservations Accepted: Yes
To make a reservation:
Call: 1-877-444-6777
Download: mobile app and utilize the Scan and Pay QR Codes found near the fee booth and at each campsite

Boat Ramp: $5.00/day. Clark's Ferry boat ramp utilizes a Scan and Pay QR Code where a credit/debit card is needed for self registration. An annual pass can be purchased for $40.00.

Picnic Shelter Reservation: $25.00

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            Clark's Ferry Recreation Area

                    3860 Sunset Beach
                   Montpelier, IA 52759


Contact Information

Park Attendant Information:
Check-ins will be completed by Volunteers or Park Rangers at your campsite upon arrival.

Park Attendant Phone: 563-419-7594

Muscatine Ranger Office: 563-263-7913