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Sampson Springs Campground
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Sampson Springs Campground
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“Stonewall Review”
Reviewed 3 July 2012

This campground is ideal for the Trout Fishing it centers around great streams. Decorah Iowa has so much to see and do. My husband and I bring are boy's and sometime we come up for a getaway. Mr and Mrs Sampson are great camp host always tending to campers need and open for new ideas. The campground is very clean and quiet.Regie Ranger is always about making his rounds. His wife Lori keeps the ground very clean you will always catch her on the mower.Cocktail hour is the best a little GIn and Tonic and a campfire and good friend or new friend makes a great ending of the day.New shower houses are being put in 'can't wait.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 September 2010

Sampson Springs campground is located about 10 miles SE of Decorah on Highway 9 and 2 miles north on 133rd Avenue which is a graveled road. All RV sites are graveled with some pull-thrus. The 10 electric and water RV back-in sites along the west side by the road have shade trees. The sites have plenty of room for slide-outs, so seemed a longer than usual distance to the water and electric hookups; you may need double length electric cable and water hose. There are also tent sites and a farm house available to rent.

The campground is in a valley surrounded by tree-lined hills and a trout stream runs along the north side. Just south a-ways down the gravel road is a path to a spring that runs out of a good sized cave which was fun to explore. We were there mid-week, so the campground was not crowded and very quiet. There was very little traffic on the gravel road. There is only one shower/sink bathroom available but it was very clean. The restroom is a kybo, but it was new and also very clean with a solar-powered ground light path in front to find your way at night. Sampson Springs has no dump station. You use the city of Decorah’s dump station that has a garden hose to rinse with.

The couple that owns/operates Sampson Springs were extremely friendly and accommodating. See their website www.sampsonspringscampground.com for additional info. (Note, current online directions say the address is 2271 133rd Ave; but that is their house just down the road on the west. If you rely on your GPS, look for 2244 on the east side of 133rd). We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sampson Springs Campground
Address: 2271 133rd Ave, Decorah, IA 52101-7330
Region: United States > Iowa > Decorah
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Ranked #3 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Decorah
Number of rooms: 5
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Sampson Springs Campground Decorah, Iowa

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