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Pleasant Creek Recreation Area

Bellevue, Iowa

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. 

Camping / Day Use Fees

2024 Fee Dates: May 15 - October 15

Cost: $14.00. 

Reservations Accepted: No, First-Come First-Served Pay Stations are available.

Boat Ramp: $5.00 per day or $40.00 annual pass. 

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Pleasant Creek Recreation Area

19995 Hwy. 52
Bellevue, IA 52031

Contact Information

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

Dubuque Ranger Office: 563-582-0881