Big Spring Campground

Located 10 miles NW of Elkader, right along the Turkey River, this primitive campground offers 7 sites each with a fire pit and picnic table. You are sure to be lulled to sleep with the sounds of the river flowing by your tent or camper. Primitive camping is $5 per night on a first-come first-serve … [Read More]

Motor Mill

The Turkey River south of Elkader meanders through scenic countryside and paddlers will be thrilled to discover a secluded section of river that is both beautiful and rich with wildlife. Especially exciting is the final bend before access point number 32 where a giant six-story limestone building unexpectedly rises up out of the river. Constructed … [Read More]

Frieden’s Park

This small park is five and a half miles northwest of Elkader, across the Turkey River from Big Springs Trout Hatchery. This park offers rough camping, canoe access and picnicking. There are three primitive camping sites available, for $5.00 per night, on a first come first serve basis. 16723 Chariot RdElkader, IA 52043 USWebsite

Deer Run Resort

501 High Street SEElkader, IA 52043 USWebsite