This had very nice campsites with plenty of space and it was well maintained. We were only a few minutes off the freeway but it seemed as if we were way out in the country which we enjoyed.
There were not a lot of trees near the campsite we reserved but there was one that was obscuring our satellite dish. Sometimes we set up and check things out as if it might the first time we have ever done this. Have you done that lately? We normally turn on the satellite before we get in place just to make sure we can get a good signal. Not this time. We got all set up, then check out the TV. Oops. No TV.
The campground was mostly empty so we decided to see if we could get another site nearby. We had to go back to the campground host and see how things looked. It worked out well and we got the site right next to the one we had reserved. We unhooked everything, stowed stuff, took in the slides were packed up in 15 minutes for our relocation 30 feet away. Ugh… it was really hot and we wished we had checked out the TV before we got all set up. Every done that?
And the new site was great. So it was worth the effort and we were glad we move. We were there Monday through Thursday and it was a quiet, peaceful, very enjoyable campground.
From Independence, we traveled 350 miles to Mason City, Iowa. We picked out the MacNider Mason City Campground and it was another good choice.
The campsites were closer together but it worked out fine.
And across the way about 150 yards, is the local community pool.
We enjoyed these two campgrounds and like the idea of staying at something that was a little different than the 'standard' commercial campgrounds along the way. It was a nice change of pace for us and we recommend them both.
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