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Waterville Parks & Camping

Waterville Conservation Board Parks


Waterville Pines Park

938 White Pine Rd

Waterville, IA


Waterville Park

Waterville Rd

Waterville, IA


Waterville Farm 55

East Main St.

Waterville, IA



The property for the Kolsurd Memorial Park was donated by Robert and Eunice Kolsrud family, to the Allamakee County Conservation Board, in memory of Helmer and Emma Kolsrud. This is a day-use park with handicap fishing access, playground equipment and a shelter area.

An additional area that has been added to the park is a section donated by Roger, Bill and Don Halvorson in memory of Vic and Ruby Halvorson.  In the future the conservation commission plans to build a shelter on the old Sorenson building site.








Yellow River State Forest

729 State Forest Road

Harpers Ferry, IA 52146


Camping Around Waterville


Scenic View Campground

420 Old 16 Road

Waterville, IA 52170                       

Telephone: 563-535-7347                          Email:


Scenic View Campground was open for business in May of 2005, and offers some of the best camping in Northeast Iowa, Southern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. We are a completely new facility, including a newly constructed shower house, access to the Yellow River and some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere.

Scenic View Campground expanded the campsites in 2013, doubling the amount of campsites that are available.  The new riverside campsite will be available at a first-come first-serve basis.

We truly hope Scenic View will become your family camping destination.


Pine Bluff Camp Sites

75 East Main Street

Waterville, IA 52170

Phone: (563) 535-7256


Pine Bluff Camp Sites is located in Waterville, Iowa  (4 miles North on paved X32 from Hwy 76) on the Big Paint Trout Stream. Just blocks away from stores, bars, cafe, library, fire department and ambulance. Country park with shelter one mile away. Yellow River State Forest just four miles away. Every site has water, city sewer and 50/30/20 electrical. Quieter than most campgrounds, high and dry since purchased in 1987, and more economical than most campgrounds. Free tent camping with a bathroom camper rental! 


The Yellow River State Forest is located approximately 4 miles south of Waterville along Paint Creek. Big Paint and Little Paint area offers primitive camping without electric or water hookups. The Sequesterian camping area is very popular with riding trails available through the Yellow River Forest area. Summer activities include hiking trails to explore the scenic overlooks and the locally famous fire tower trail. Big Paint and Little Paint Creek both offer rainbow and brown trout fishing.  In the winter explore the forest area on the snowmobile and cross country ski trails.

Fishing Spots


Village Creek

Stocked trout water


Yellow River

Stocked trout and natural species


Paint Creek 

Stocked trout water


Waterloo Creek

Stocked trout water


French Creek

Stocked trout water








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