Shady Brook Camping & RV Adventures

36026 Jewel Court
Earlham, IA 50072
(515) 238-1998
Location: 41.49157, -94.12298

Open Apr 01 - Oct 31
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
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Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Mobile Sewer Service
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone


Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Tent Camping Allowed


Spaces Available (13)
Max Length (47)
All-Weather Sites (13)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Shaded (Some)
Water (13)
Electric (13)
Max Amps (50)
Back-ins (16 x 47)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Tent-Only Sites (25)


Teepee/Yurt Rentals (2)
Cabin/Cottage Rentals (2)


Dedicated Tenting Area
Privacy Barrier
Covered Area w/Picnic Table


WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi Hotspot
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
WiFi Hotspots (1)
1 Devices supported per Overnite Site
13 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (All Weather)
Control Access Gate
RV Supplies
LP Bottles Only
Onsite RV Service
Onsite Rentals (4)
Dog Park

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Hot Tub
Body Of Water (Bear Creek)
Game Room
Exercise Room
Nature Trails

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

Mountain Biking

Hunting Nearby (within 20 miles)

Season: Fall
Hunting Guide Services


On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Shady Brook Camping & RV Adventures
Avg Rating 3.5out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars  (6) Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Tickled Pink

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2020
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
The drive off the highway was bad...gravel, dusty roads all the way to and into the park. Then the park winds up being right next to the noisy highway. The dump station is literally on a hill. The site was long enough for our 41ft unit, but very narrow. Couldn't open awnings and fire pit was way too close to be safe. The curved hill going into the campground was rutted and made it hard to go up the hill with the big unit. On a good note, bathroom was clean. The playground looked very nice and it looks like a family oriented campground.
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Reviews: 2
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Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2019
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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This small campground gives campers serenity and calm from busy traveling and business endeavors. Everything is clean and extremely well maintained. The trails are fantastic. Owners and groundskeeper were superb. It was great to visit with them. There are great advantages to being in this remote, yet not remote, campground. It is within easy drives to various towns and activities in mid-Iowa. It is great..
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Ed n Ann

Reviews: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2019
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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Very clean and tidy park. Very nice and accommodating owners. Pool was unavailable due to recent stormy weather, but appeared to be nice. New structures and bathroom very clean (has a heater, but didn't have to use it). Great shower! Enjoyed hiking around on the property. Good ideas on the dump (pad and extension hose already there), but since on hill did not completely empty the downhill tank. Yes, freeway noise, but beautiful trees and surprising "hollow" setting. Gravel road a dusty surprise but who cares? I'm washing the RV after the trip anyway...
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Reviews: 1
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Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2019
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
They are trying here. Pros: clean restrooms, new playground structures, mowed walking paths, fairly level sites, creek, natural setting. Cons: loud highway noise, tightly spaced sites, no water hookups, inconvenient dump station (on hill), office reeks of cigarette smoke, have to fight for Good Sam discount. The sites are so close, it would be hard to walk between them/around your own camper if you have neighbors. There are no pull-through sites, and it is tight for backing in. I was charged full price even with my Good Sam card--had to ask 3x to get only a partial refund of promised discount. Unclear where to put garbage--unmarked. There's no toilet stall, so one has to wait to use the toilet if someone else is in the shower. The water connection available for refilling your tank looks dirty--we did not want to use it. To get to the campground, you have to drive miles down a dirt road and still end up camping beside the interstate, which is loud all night. But the place, being new, is clean. Bathroom was clean. Kids will love the short wooded paths. Birds are plentiful, along with rabbits. We saw deer on the property. This place is in a beautiful natural setting. The owners are trying--this could become a great place (though it will always be next to the highway).
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Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2018
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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New Good Sam park as of April 2018. Friendly owners, nicely maintained park. Not larger motor home friendly...directions on website brought us in over 1.5 + miles of dusty gravel roads (not good for our toad) when another better route was available. Roads in park are very steep and winding. Online reserved spot was switched by owner at registration to a spot that rig could not be safely leveled (another spot was provided). Electric only (30 amp) at site- website vague on hookups. Dump station located on a hill. Fee equal to other Good Sam full hookup, 50 amp, easy access parks.
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Date of Stay: June, 2018
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FANTASTIC!! Shady Brook is meticulously maintained, with a meandering brook that runs throughout the property. Spacious sites, and a brand new bathhouse. The owners are amazing and very accommodating. This Campground is truly a little slice of Heaven.
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