Marr Park has 42 spots for modern camping, complete with water and electrical hook-ups.  Sites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  We do not accept reservations.  The campground also features a shower house which was newly remodeled in autumn of 2008. 

Campground Rules and Expectations

On January 9, 1985, all of the laws, rules, and regulations of the State of Iowa which apply to similar areas governed by them were adopted to apply to all areas under the jurisdiction and control of the Washington County Conservation Board, including, but not limited to the Code of Iowa and the Iowa Administrative Code.  What follows is a partial and abbreviated listing of these regulations, some of which have been modified, as they apply to the Marr Park campground:

1.      All campers must self-register and pay appropriate camping fees:  Campers are to register and pay appropriate fees within two hours of arrival or 10:30 P. M., whichever comes first.  Registration slip is to be placed in the holder provided.  Fees are set at $16 for electric sites and $10 for non electric.
A.  Self-registration envelopes and drop box are located next to to the campground entrance.

2.      Campsites may not be reserved in advance.

3.      Camping fees are not refundable It is the responsibility of the camper to provide the appropriate fee (change not available).

4.      The maximum length of stay is no more than fourteen consecutive nights.
A.     No campers may be “stored” at Marr Park at any time.

5.      Registered campers only are allowed in the campground between 10:30 P.M. and 4 A.M.

6.      Quiet time is from 10 P.M. to 6 A.M.  Loud music and other disturbances are prohibited at this time.

7.      Dumping of “gray water” onto the ground is prohibited.

8.      One picnic table per campsite is provided.

9.      Fires are allowed in the designated fire rings only.

10.  Pets are subject to the following:
A.     May not be tied to any tree.
B.     Must be on a leash not longer than 6 feet or otherwise restrained.
C.     Must be kept quiet. 
D.     Waste must be kept cleaned up and properly disposed of by owners.
E.      The owner will be held responsible for any damage or injury caused by their pets.  The WCCB reserves the right to take any appropriate action if the pet is perceived as a threat of damage or injury to other persons, plants, or wildlife in Marr Park.

11.  Plants must not be cut nor damaged in any way.

12.  Campers are expected to keep their camp sites Clean and neat.

13.  Garbage is to be disposed of in the receptacles provided, and not burned.

14. Violation of the rules may result in warnings, citations, expulsions, or arrests as deemed necessary by the staff of the WCCB or its agents.      

15. Firewood is available on a limited basis.  Fires are only allowed in the rings provided.  Please be reasonable in its consumption or the WCCB will be forced to discontinue this service.                      


Camping Fees

Electric site:  $16 per night
Non-electric:  $10 per night 

1.  Non-electric sites for tent camping are located wherever there is a grill and picnic table within the park. 
2.  One free “kid” tent is allowed at an electric campsite only under the following conditions:
    a. The trailer occupying the site must be registered.
    b. The tent must be occupied by children only.

3.  New campsites are equiped with 50 amp electrical hook-ups.


Camping Coupon Books

Camping coupon books are available for purchase at the Conservation Education Center just south of the campground.  The books cost $96 for 7 coupons (a savings of $16) and may be used anytime within one year of purchase. 

Contact Information

Conservation Education Center
2943 Highway 92
Ainsworth, IA  52201
319- 657-2400


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