Little Bear Campground
There is a lot to like about Little Bear Campground in West Liberty Iowa. We will give you all the details and more. Let’s get Started!
Little Bear is open April 1 to November 1. We will discuss the price and how to make reservations near the end of the post. Right now let’s discuss where Little Bear Campground is located.
When you travel across the country do you look forward to finding the campground and spending the night? That feeling of getting off the highway after driving hundreds of miles is like seeing an oasis. West Liberty is located off I-80 at exit 259 with easy off and easy on access. You can almost see the park from the Highway. Little Bear is right behind the West Liberty Travel Plaza BP truck stop and uses the drive just South of the truck stop entrance. The travel plaza has gasoline and diesel lanes for big RVs and trucks and we’ve been told great pizza.
Next up are the campground amenities and following are details on what you can find at your site.
Like any good campground West Liberty has amenities that will help you with your journey. The bathrooms are clean, and the showers are nice. There is also a laundry room with coin operated washers and dryers. The campground used to be a KOA. You can tell via internet searches and the style of the building is a dead giveaway. There is a dump station on site if you need to empty your tanks. The park is paved with gravel throughout and is big rig friendly. The layout looks similar to a baseball field with the campground office being home plate with three increasing arcs providing access to the pull through campsites. At the far south of the campground are full-time mobile home sites. It was quiet during our stay and when walking outside we heard birds and the noise of the highway.
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Stay until the end for the one surprise we never expected at Little Bear. Now let’s discuss what to expect at your site.
The campsites are setup to give you the rest and relaxation you need after a long drive and to set you up for a great travel day when you leave. Large pull through sites that you would traditionally expect at a KOA are here for quick pull in and pull out for those towing. Most of the sites are level and have gravel pads for your RV. However, there are some inclines to get onto the level part of the site or off the site. Make sure if you need a fully flat site to let the campground know when you call to make a reservations. The sites are full hookup with 50amp, 30amp and 20amp outlets water and sewer. There are also some large trees throughout the property that provide shade. There is a lot of grass to help keep your rig and your brood clean. We had a picnic table at our site, and we also saw fire pits scattered throughout the park. Cottages toward the front of the park are also available for rent. They are located in a separate space near the playgrounds. Tent Sites are situated toward the back of the property under very tall shade trees.
Here is the entertainment available on site and after that we will discuss what you can find in Davenport and Iowa City for fun.
For relaxation and entertainment Little Bear has you covered. The pool is a double circle with a large concrete border. It is located in the back west end of the property, clean and well cared for. One half of the circle is the shallow end at four feet. The other circle is the deep end and finishes out at 8 feet deep. There are chairs available for sunbathing and relaxing poolside. The playground area has a lot to offer. At the playground there are 3 full size swings that are great for kids and adults. These swings will get you flying high over Little Bear. The play structure is great for littles with a ladder that leads to a platform and slide. Connected to the play structure are two smaller swings perfect for younger campers. In the middle of the area are the fun swings. There are three. In the middle is a toddler seat and the two on the end are 2 person gliders for team swinging. You will find a great game room here, too. Located on site is a room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, and table shuffleboard. It's a great place to hang out when the weather isn’t cooperating.
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West liberty is 40 miles west of Davenport and 20 minutes east of Iowa city. You will always find something to do in larger cities. In Davenport the Davenport Skybridge gets good reviews. Overlooking the Mississippi River, the views up and down the water are fantastic and across the way you can see Rock Island, Illinois in the distance. At night the bridge lights up with a fun display. It’s also a good place to hear live music. Plan ahead as it's been known to close for construction. Closer to Little Bear is Iowa City. History abounds here with the Museum of Natural History, the old Capitol Museum, and the University of Iowa. Like most University cities there are theaters, music and the arts. Check local listings to see what is featured during your trip.
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Read until the end for the one surprise we never expected and now let's talk about price and reservations.
You won’t find a reservation system on the internet. To make one, you either need to call the office or Little Bear does have a Facebook page here Little Bear Campground | West Liberty IA (facebook.com) that is full of customer reviews and they use messenger to communicate with prospective guests. The price is very reasonable at under $50 for a pull-through. You won’t be disappointed with your stay and accommodations.
The most unexpected surprise at Little Bear were the sunsets. The beauty of the sun setting behind the pool and corn fields on the plains in unforgettable.