Cedar River Campground FKA Hunt's Good Sam Verified Campground

1231 306th St, Tipton, IA 52772

Good Sam Verified Campground
(19 reviews) 2.3 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Good Sam Rating
Good Sam Rating
Facility 7.5
Restrooms 6.5
Appeal 7
(19 reviews) 2.3 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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Address

1231 306th St
Tipton, IA, 52772

Open April 15 - October 15

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Facility

Type: Campground
Emergency Phone
Laundry
Eco-friendly park
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Policies

Pets welcome
Some restrictions
Tents Allowed
Road condition: Good
Road type: Gravel
Big rig sites
Table at site
Trash pickup at site
Total spaces: 185
Spaces available: 98
Seasonal Sites: 87
Site length: 60
Max length: 60
Gravel sites: 98
Pull-thru size: 25 x 60
Pull-thrus: 32
Back-in size: 25 x 50
Room for slideouts: Yes
Shaded sites: Some
Number of full hookups: 45
Number of water: 53
Number of electric: 53
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

Restrooms
Ice
Laundry
Snack bar
Laundry
Snack bar
Table at site
Dog park
Fire rings
Firewood
Dog park
Fire rings
Firewood

Swimming
Swimming Pool
Body of water: Cedar River
Frisbee golf
Outdoor games
Frisbee golf
Outdoor games
Mini golf
Playground
Enclosed game room
Pavilion
Playground
Enclosed game room
Pavilion

2.3 (19 reviews) 2.3157894736842 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Facility
2.2
Restroom
2.4
Appeal
2.1
What is being rated?
1 1 out of 5 stars 07/03/2022

Just very over crowded Ick! Expensive, constant road noise, kids running amok, bathrooms used to be clean, mini golf a run down joke, sewer leaking into the cedar river. No alcohol license, bur some young kid, not old enough to drink, selling alcohol. Very expensive, trashy , and spaces so close you can not put out your awning.

2 2 out of 5 stars 08/16/2020

We were very dissatisfied with this campground and feel Good Sam needs to change their rating. It is located about a mile down a dusty white rock access road and sits along interstate 80. The sound is constant all day and night. It is right before the Cedar River bridge so the semi trucks hitting the uneven surface makes it louder. The office/shower house sits atop a very steep hill which is a pain to get to. The mini golf and playground are very old and broke. The pool was nice and clean. Most... Read More

We were very dissatisfied with this campground and feel Good Sam needs to change their rating. It is located about a mile down a dusty white rock access road and sits along interstate 80. The sound is constant all day and night. It is right before the Cedar River bridge so the semi trucks hitting the uneven surface makes it louder. The office/shower house sits atop a very steep hill which is a pain to get to. The mini golf and playground are very old and broke. The pool was nice and clean. Most of the sites are back to back and you are very close to one another. The sites are grass and not level. There is another section further back that has the seasonal campers. Very strong winds had come thru a few days before we got there and the sites hadn't been cleaned up. The fire pit was full of garbage and we had to move it. The picnic table was old and damaged. We stayed our three days was glad to leave. The bathroom and shower house was clean each time we used them. I would not recommend this campground to anyone looking for a place to relax.
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1 1 out of 5 stars 05/23/2020

We were registered for 3 days. Left after 1 night. Firepit was unusable not able to cook on. Thought we had full hook up. Nope on grass. Campers ontop of each other. We will not be back. Cant believe this is a good sams recommendation. Very misleading on website. All you hear is the I-80 traffic.

1 1 out of 5 stars 09/25/2019

This campground is actually located right next to Route 80 at a point where a highway down grade meets an uneven bridge transition, and the noise from eighteen wheelers impacting that transition at 70+ mph is constant and horrific. The noise continues day and night, and you can actually feel each impact, particularly when you're trying to sleep. The showers are at the top of a fairly steep hill and not easily accessed. This is a campground that I would not recommend to anyone, and Good Sam should... Read More

This campground is actually located right next to Route 80 at a point where a highway down grade meets an uneven bridge transition, and the noise from eighteen wheelers impacting that transition at 70+ mph is constant and horrific. The noise continues day and night, and you can actually feel each impact, particularly when you're trying to sleep. The showers are at the top of a fairly steep hill and not easily accessed. This is a campground that I would not recommend to anyone, and Good Sam should not be recommending it, either.
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2 2 out of 5 stars 09/06/2019

We made reservations based on Good Sam rating. Unfortunately, the campground wasn't up to par with rating. Had to traverse over a mile of dusty dirt road to get there, then tried 4 sites, each of which my Class A motor home could not get level on without wheels off the ground. Sites we tried (all that were available) were simply not level. Eventually gave up, received refund (woman in office was very nice) and went to another park 30+ miles away. This park is overrated by Good Sam...probably... Read More

We made reservations based on Good Sam rating. Unfortunately, the campground wasn't up to par with rating. Had to traverse over a mile of dusty dirt road to get there, then tried 4 sites, each of which my Class A motor home could not get level on without wheels off the ground. Sites we tried (all that were available) were simply not level. Eventually gave up, received refund (woman in office was very nice) and went to another park 30+ miles away. This park is overrated by Good Sam...probably a 6 or so on their scale.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 05/24/2019

I live at this campground all summer long. I have a permanent camp site for the year. We have a great campground with a pool, miniature golf, golf carts, river to fish in. We have a great activity director that makes it fun for the whole family. Could not ask for nicer people to have as owners. Gloria and Marty are here the most but their whole family helps out. Come join us for some great summer fun.

5 5 out of 5 stars 05/24/2019

My family has camped in the permanant side of the grounds for 11years. Very family friendly place and a great home away from home! Everyone looks out for others and its the same for those that join us on the "weekender side". Bathrooms are always clean. Kids love put put golf. The park always has kids playing. We are excited for the pool to be back up and running as it was unfortunately down last year due to circumstances beyond the current owners control. This park has been ran by very family... Read More

My family has camped in the permanant side of the grounds for 11years. Very family friendly place and a great home away from home! Everyone looks out for others and its the same for those that join us on the "weekender side". Bathrooms are always clean. Kids love put put golf. The park always has kids playing. We are excited for the pool to be back up and running as it was unfortunately down last year due to circumstances beyond the current owners control. This park has been ran by very family friendly owners. We have a new activities director this season and we are looking forward to getting back to doing some of the fun we used to enjoy! Does it need a little grounds keeping sometimes? Yes! We are excited to kick off yet another year at Hunts Cedar River campground!!
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5 5 out of 5 stars 05/24/2019

Love this campground! Always clean n people are friendly

5 5 out of 5 stars 05/24/2019

I came for a weekend and stayed. There were plenty of things for my kids to do although the pool wasn't open yet because of the weather, which is understandable. The bathrooms were very clean and the showers were some of the best I have ever been to. The playground kept the kids entertained forever and the feel of the grounds was that of a small community. Quiet hour was strictly enforced and one of the family members patrolled the grounds throughout the night making me feel safe. I never had a... Read More

I came for a weekend and stayed. There were plenty of things for my kids to do although the pool wasn't open yet because of the weather, which is understandable. The bathrooms were very clean and the showers were some of the best I have ever been to. The playground kept the kids entertained forever and the feel of the grounds was that of a small community. Quiet hour was strictly enforced and one of the family members patrolled the grounds throughout the night making me feel safe. I never had a problem letting the kids go to the playground and they made some great weekend friends.
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1 1 out of 5 stars 08/27/2018

We were coming to IA for a family birthday party and decided to make a weekend out of it and camp. I looked online for campground nearby, and found this one. Being that it was a Good Sam campground, I assumed it would be nice. We arrived on Friday night around 8:30 p.m. - I had called around 7 to make sure that it would be ok that we were arriving late, and was told it was fine. Nobody was in the office when we arrived, so we decided to find our own site (we hadn't booked a specific site).... Read More

We were coming to IA for a family birthday party and decided to make a weekend out of it and camp. I looked online for campground nearby, and found this one. Being that it was a Good Sam campground, I assumed it would be nice. We arrived on Friday night around 8:30 p.m. - I had called around 7 to make sure that it would be ok that we were arriving late, and was told it was fine. Nobody was in the office when we arrived, so we decided to find our own site (we hadn't booked a specific site). The owner found us and proceeded to tell us that we really didn't have a reservation and had been a victim of credit card fraud because when we booked the reservation at the end of July, the campground was being run by someone else who took our reservation but didn't pay the owners. He told us that we would need to call the sheriff's office and file a report and then get the money back from our credit card company. That was not a great way to start off our weekend. On Saturday, we left the campground around 11 a.m. to go to the family birthday party 30 minutes away. We locked the camper when we left. We were gone for the majority of the day, and arrived back at the campground around 8:30 p.m. When we tried to unlock one of the doors, the key would not go into the lock. We made several attempts, and then unlocked the other door at the back of the camper to enter. I tried manually unlocking the front door from inside, and it was jammed. We were so concerned that someone had tried breaking into our camper that we left that night and drove 4 hours home that night! So disappointed with this campground and the experience that we had! In addition to all of this, they are right off of Interstate 80, and the road noise is awful. I don't know why anyone would stay at this campground! Good Sam, you should take your name off of this campground!
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1 1 out of 5 stars 07/18/2018

Absolute worst campground we ever stayed in. No water in the pool, no one in office, no map of campground at office, noise from I-80 was horrendous and the dust was terrible. I cannot believe that this is a Good Sam campground!!

2 2 out of 5 stars 09/19/2017

We booked this stop because it was on the way and was rated at 8.5-8.5-8 in GS. We pulled in from I-80 and the lady was very nice and welcoming, but it went downhill from there. She also told us that she was selling the campground at the end of the month. When we pulled down to the camp the road was terrible with mostly broken asphalt and dirt with huge potholes you couldn't miss. The campsites are rustic (which is being generous), mostly grass, unleveled, with weeds around all the utilities.... Read More

We booked this stop because it was on the way and was rated at 8.5-8.5-8 in GS. We pulled in from I-80 and the lady was very nice and welcoming, but it went downhill from there. She also told us that she was selling the campground at the end of the month. When we pulled down to the camp the road was terrible with mostly broken asphalt and dirt with huge potholes you couldn't miss. The campsites are rustic (which is being generous), mostly grass, unleveled, with weeds around all the utilities. Campers are staggered in and out so we ended up facing door to door with another camper (who was very nice BTW) instead of having our own space to relax. When they built their nightly campfire, we had a campfire also whether we wanted one or not. Also our row of camp sites was perhaps 100 yards (really) from the very busy I-80, so you had LOUD heavy traffic noise 24/7 despite the wooden sound fence that was between you and the road. This camp seemed to be populated with local campers that knew each other and were looking for a place to party; and only a few RVers that were traveling and stopping for the night. Late night parties with huge bonfires and no enforcement of quiet time rules made it far from relaxing. We did not go into the showers or restrooms, but the pool seemed clean and was used by several people. The mini golf course was not open and looked to need repairs. The Cedar river nearby is very nice, but everything we owned was covered in a new layer of dust daily from the roads. With a change of ownership, this park needs a great deal of upgrading and repair to the facilities and roads. Nothing can be done about the noise however. RVer beware.
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1 1 out of 5 stars 05/04/2017

I only have two positive things to say about this campground. One is the close distance to I-80(which also is a disadvantage) and two the woman checking me in was nice. The place was filthy the road to get to the sights were gravel and our Jeep got filthy. The srinking water was brown and so much sediment clogged our water filter and check valve for water heater. Vegatation was unkept and the showers were very far away. The bathrooms were filthy Good sams should be ashamed of themselves We have... Read More

I only have two positive things to say about this campground. One is the close distance to I-80(which also is a disadvantage) and two the woman checking me in was nice. The place was filthy the road to get to the sights were gravel and our Jeep got filthy. The srinking water was brown and so much sediment clogged our water filter and check valve for water heater. Vegatation was unkept and the showers were very far away. The bathrooms were filthy Good sams should be ashamed of themselves We have been a member for 14 years and this was a turn off!!!
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1 1 out of 5 stars 10/19/2016

Office closed when we arrived early afternoon. Had called and asked if still open for season. Had Driven extra 80 mi to get here because listing said had internet wifi. After doing self check in pick a site where electric didnt work. Had to move. Tried connecting to internet.Nothing. Called phone number and asked and was told that internet was down. Road noise is horrific from interstate. Rest rooms at back of park were worse than most outhouses. Hardly worth 29.90 I had put check for in drop box.... Read More

Office closed when we arrived early afternoon. Had called and asked if still open for season. Had Driven extra 80 mi to get here because listing said had internet wifi. After doing self check in pick a site where electric didnt work. Had to move. Tried connecting to internet.Nothing. Called phone number and asked and was told that internet was down. Road noise is horrific from interstate. Rest rooms at back of park were worse than most outhouses. Hardly worth 29.90 I had put check for in drop box. Would have left if I hadnot already paid. Good Sam, please inspect this park. It is giving you a bad name.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 08/10/2016

Nice location on the river and easy on/off highway. Friendly staff.

1 1 out of 5 stars 06/13/2016

Came in on Sunday @ 2 pm but no one around to greet us. Playground was small and not much to do. No game room, no horses. no canoe or boat rental or drop in site we could find. No family activities, no dancing and most of all, NO FUN !. Mini golf not available (under construction). Restrooms not clean but you can do it yourself with hose under sink (like I want to clean your shower while I am on vacation).. Stayed 2 days and nights and no on site services. GOOD SAM....CK this place out and remove... Read More

Came in on Sunday @ 2 pm but no one around to greet us. Playground was small and not much to do. No game room, no horses. no canoe or boat rental or drop in site we could find. No family activities, no dancing and most of all, NO FUN !. Mini golf not available (under construction). Restrooms not clean but you can do it yourself with hose under sink (like I want to clean your shower while I am on vacation).. Stayed 2 days and nights and no on site services. GOOD SAM....CK this place out and remove from your list of accredited locations PLEASE ! Nice shade is all the 7 of us found good with this place !
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1 1 out of 5 stars 10/14/2015

We only stayed one but the noise from the Interstate was terrible and the camp was in disrepair

2 2 out of 5 stars 08/26/2015

was rated highly in Goodsam book. Would not stay again! Poor restrooms and hard to find site with services.

3 3 out of 5 stars 08/07/2015

The location of the campground was a blessing and a curse. It is right on the Cedar River and is beautiful. However, the RV sites are right on the other side of the fence of I-80 and the noise from traffic was constant all night long.

1 1 out of 5 stars 07/03/2022

Just very over crowded Ick! Expensive, constant road noise, kids running amok, bathrooms used to be clean, mini golf a run down joke, sewer leaking into the cedar river. No alcohol license, bur some young kid, not old enough to drink, selling alcohol. Very expensive, trashy , and spaces so close you can not put out your awning.

2 2 out of 5 stars 08/16/2020

We were very dissatisfied with this campground and feel Good Sam needs to change their rating. It is located about a mile down a dusty white rock access road and sits along interstate 80. The sound is constant all day and night. It is right before the Cedar River bridge so the semi trucks hitting the uneven surface makes it louder. The office/shower house sits atop a very steep hill which is a pain to get to. The mini golf and playground are very old and broke. The pool was nice and clean. Most... Read More

We were very dissatisfied with this campground and feel Good Sam needs to change their rating. It is located about a mile down a dusty white rock access road and sits along interstate 80. The sound is constant all day and night. It is right before the Cedar River bridge so the semi trucks hitting the uneven surface makes it louder. The office/shower house sits atop a very steep hill which is a pain to get to. The mini golf and playground are very old and broke. The pool was nice and clean. Most of the sites are back to back and you are very close to one another. The sites are grass and not level. There is another section further back that has the seasonal campers. Very strong winds had come thru a few days before we got there and the sites hadn't been cleaned up. The fire pit was full of garbage and we had to move it. The picnic table was old and damaged. We stayed our three days was glad to leave. The bathroom and shower house was clean each time we used them. I would not recommend this campground to anyone looking for a place to relax.
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1 1 out of 5 stars 05/23/2020

We were registered for 3 days. Left after 1 night. Firepit was unusable not able to cook on. Thought we had full hook up. Nope on grass. Campers ontop of each other. We will not be back. Cant believe this is a good sams recommendation. Very misleading on website. All you hear is the I-80 traffic.

1 1 out of 5 stars 09/25/2019

This campground is actually located right next to Route 80 at a point where a highway down grade meets an uneven bridge transition, and the noise from eighteen wheelers impacting that transition at 70+ mph is constant and horrific. The noise continues day and night, and you can actually feel each impact, particularly when you're trying to sleep. The showers are at the top of a fairly steep hill and not easily accessed. This is a campground that I would not recommend to anyone, and Good Sam should... Read More

This campground is actually located right next to Route 80 at a point where a highway down grade meets an uneven bridge transition, and the noise from eighteen wheelers impacting that transition at 70+ mph is constant and horrific. The noise continues day and night, and you can actually feel each impact, particularly when you're trying to sleep. The showers are at the top of a fairly steep hill and not easily accessed. This is a campground that I would not recommend to anyone, and Good Sam should not be recommending it, either.
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1231 306th St, Tipton, IA 52772
Coordinates: 41.646000, -91.127460
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Directions
From Jct of I-80 & SR-38 (exit 267), N 0.2 mi on SR-38 to Frntg Rd, W 0.7 mi (E)

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