Meadow Lake Facts

Peaceful, secluded and very clean private campground seemingly miles from nowhere yet within easy driving distance from Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the Quad Cities.


Welcome to use the merry-go-round, playground equipment and shady picnic tables. Plenty of room for games of softball, volleyball, tether-ball and horseshoes.

forest exploration

Recently added is the adventure of exploring trails through our 23 acre native timber. The challenge for you, your young ones and friends, is to hunt for mushrooms, identify native trees and bushes and find the old ‘Jesse James sawmill’. It is rumored that the hidden sawmill provided the lumber for a local barn that Jesse and his gang spent the night in.


Meadow Lake offers fishing and camping and provides restrooms, hot showers and laundry facilities. Also a Recreation Hall with pool tables, a saloon piano, and a new outdoor entertainment deck with seating and a great view of the lake. Mostly our campers enjoy casual socializing with each other around a campfire and occasional potlucks.


Meadow Lake has a variety of freshwater fishes, almost native bass, bluegills and catfish. Campsites with full hook-ups are grassy, open or shaded, near the lake, in the woods, or on a hillside overlooking the entire campground. Most of our members leave their campers year-round?