The River Campground, situated in the heart of Whiterock Valley, is a perfect access point for 42 miles of trails. The campground sits along a bend of the Middle Raccoon River, amid gorgeous sandstone outcroppings and our resident cliff swallow colony. This particular bluff, from which Whiterock derives its name, is the largest vertical outcrop of Cretaceous Dakota Sandstone in the Midwest. Several excellent fishing ponds, trailheads, and a nearby abandoned 1800’s log cabin are within hiking distance.

Campground Amenities

  • 5 campsites
  • Tent, camper, RV and horse trailer accessibility
  • Picnic tables at each site
  • Fire rings at each site
  • Dumpster
  • Port-a-potties
  • Shower house with a sun-warmed water tank
  • Potable water faucet
  • Horse tie lines, manure pits, and wheelbarrows

General Considerations

  • No electricity
  • No outside firewood is allowed – available for purchase
  • No external generators are allowed
  • Horses can also be kept on a horse tie line or in a pen. Pens are available for rent on a first-come-first-served basis for $8 per night
  • Please register at the self-check-in kiosk before setting up camp

Rates and Availability

  • $12 per tent per night
  • No reservations, all sites are first-come-first-served


  • Address: 1314 Fig Avenue, Coon Rapids, Iowa 50058 (on the east side of the road)