Pikes Peak State Park RV & Campground Guide


Pikes Peak State Park near McGregor, Iowa, offers some of the most amazing natural landmarks in the Hawkeye State. Located on the western banks of the Mississippi River, this recreation area boasts miles of trails that lead to breathtaking views of waterfalls and scenery from bluffs. Fossils and Native American mounds that date from the Woodland era are common in the park. The towns of Marquette and Giard, as well as Prairie du Chien just over the border in Wisconsin, are nearby for dining, shopping, and local attractions.

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Spring 24-71 F
Summer 57-84 F
Fall 27-74 F
Winter 8-32 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Pikes Peak State Park

The most relaxing way to visit Pikes Peak State Park is by RV. Since there's a campground within the park, you can set up a home base right in the heart of the action.

If you don't have a trailer or motorhome, consider getting a rental through RVshare. You can search for the perfect type and size of camper that will comfortably fit your family and essentials. RVshare also offers 24/7 roadside assistance and nation-wide insurance coverage, which brings peace-of-mind while traveling. 

Pikes Peak State Park Campground

The Pikes Peak State Park campground has 70 sites for tents or RVs with 20/30/50 amp electric and non-electric options. Guests can enjoy hiking, bird watching, biking, fossil hunting, boating, and more. The campground is open all year, with nightly rates ranging from $11 to $16.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Modern restrooms and showers, snack bar, picnic shelter, dump station, firewood available, central water spigot

Spook Cave Campground

In the town of McGregor, the Spook Cave Campground brings a unique camping experience with full hookup sites for RVers. The campground is known for trout fishing and boat tours through the cave from May to October. Rates start at $33-$48 nightly.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Showers, restrooms, gift shop, playground, volleyball, hiking trails, propane fill station, swimming, golf cart rental

Sports Unlimited Campground

The Sports Unlimited Campground in nearby Prairie du Chien brings a resort atmosphere to your camping adventure. Amenities include golf, volleyball, mini-golf, and more. Fifty full hookup sites for overnight RVers with nightly rates range from $35-$55.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Laundry, showers, fire pits, dump station, two pools, restaurant, marina, pool

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What to Do at
Pikes Peak State Park

Inside Pikes Peak State Park

Visitors can experience the Mississippi River's stunning views from many vantage points and bluffs inside Pikes Peak State Park. Over 11 miles of trails meander through the area. You may want to consider hiking to Bridal Veil Falls or Point Ann, where the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers converge. Other activities such as boating, fishing, geocaching, biking, and fossil hunting are popular among guests.

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How to Get to
Pikes Peak State Park

From the south, take Hwy 52 North then go right onto East Van Buren Street. Continue to Clayton Road, then go north on County Road X-56/Great River Road. Travel several miles and take a right onto Pikes Peak Road. The park entrance is on the left.

From the north, follow Hwy 18 to 1st Street/River Street in Marquette, then travel south, which becomes Main Street in McGregor. Continue south to the end and take County Road X-56 south. Travel about three miles to the entrance to the park.

Entering Pikes Peak State Park

Pikes Peak State Park is open year-round, with most activities and visitor center operational from May through October. Hours are from 4:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. daily.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pikes Peak State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Pikes Peak State Park?

Fall is the best time to visit Pikes Peak State Park because you will love seeing the glorious fall colors. The moderate autumn temperatures also make it a great time to explore the 11 miles of hiking trails.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Pikes Peak State Park?

There are 77 designated RV camping spots at Pikes Peak State Park. Electric and non-electric campsites are available. While there is no sewer hookup, a dump station is available.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Pikes Peak State Park?

This state park has the highest bluff along the Mississippi River, so standing at the overlooks, you may see white-tail deer, squirrels, raccoons and rabbits. This park’s location along the Mississippi River Flyway means you may also see pheasant, grouses and quail.

Are pets allowed at Pikes Peak State Park?

Except for inside buildings, leashed pets are allowed in all areas of Pikes Peak State Park, including on the hiking trails and in the campground. The park asks that you clean up after your furry companions.

Is Pikes Peak State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

There is one area of wheelchair-accessible trails at Pikes Peak State Park. The rocky nature of this park means that other areas of the park are inaccessible. There are some ADA-compliant campsites.