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Yellow River State Forest
729 STATE FOREST RD Harpers Ferry, Iowa | Map It Driftless Area Visit Our Website Email Us 563.586.2254 563.586.2254
Campers can enjoy spending the night under the stars in one of the campgrounds in the Paint Creek Unit. Reservable campsites can be found in all four campgrounds. The Big Paint and Little Paint campgrounds are non-modern and have non-electric campsites and vault toilets. The Little Paint campground also has two sites which are for use only by chaperoned organized youth groups. The Creekside and Frontier equestrian campgrounds are non-modern and have non-electric sites with hitching rails and vault toilets. There is no drinking water located in the campgrounds at Yellow River State Forest, but it is available at the A-frame information center located on State Forest Road near Big Paint Campground approximately four miles off Highway 76. One rustic camping cabin is available to rent from April 1 through October 31 of each year. There is a minimum stay requirement of two nights for this cabin. This rustic cabin has electricity, microwave, two full size futons, one queen size bed, coffee maker, a full sized refrigerator and two porches, one of which is screened in. Visitors must provide their own bedding, towels, cooking utensils and other essential items. The cabin is located near the back pack registration parking lot and the forestry office.