The Best Camping in Iowa City

Looking for the best camping in Iowa City? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Iowa City. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Iowa City

  • Iowa City, Iowa

    Hike Squire Shore, Weasel Run, Mushroom Forest Trail

    5 mi / 364 ft gain
    Squire Shore, Weasel Run, Mushroom Forest Trail is a 5 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near North Liberty, Iowa.
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  • Solon, Iowa

    Hike Lake Macbride Nature Recreation Area

    5.0
    2.4 mi / 144 ft gain
    Lake Macbride Nature Recreation Area is a 2.4 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near North Liberty, Iowa. Lake Macbride loop only has 144 feet of elevation making it suitable for any age and skill level. There are beautiful meadows of wildflowers that can be viewed f...
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  • Harper, Iowa

    Hike Belva Deer Lake Loop

    6.2 mi / 446 ft gain
    Belva-Deer Lake Loop is a 6.2 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Sigourney, Iowa.
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  • Brighton, Iowa

    Hike Lake Darling Loop

    11.2 mi / 643 ft gain
    Lake Darling Loop is a 11.2 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Brighton, Iowa.
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