The Pleasant Creek Recreation Area is rustic and relaxing with front row seats of the main channel of the Mississippi River. It is located 3 miles south of Bellevue, Iowa, along Highway 52. The campground has 27 first-come, first-serve campsites, drinking water, and vault toilets. There is no electrical service or flush toilets making this a perfect spot for primitive campers. The area has a sewer dump station and concrete boat ramp with direct access to the main channel.
Recreation at Pleasant Creek happens at two locations – the campground and the island natural area where visitors are welcome to walk around. The area is monitored by a volunteer campground host who assists campers with the self-registration process and is available to answer visitor questions.