Virginia Grove Recreation Area

Campground will open on Friday, May 8 at 5:00 am to self-contained units only!  The electricity will be on but there will NOT be water or restrooms available. At this time the playground will remain closed.  Campers must follow social distancing with less than 10 to a group and staying 6-feet apart.  You are encouraged to excessively wash your hands and sanitize frequently touched surfaces often. 

This quiet park has a little of everything from a small pond to a historic schoolhouse.



Northwest of Morning Sun

20406 55th Street, Morning Sun, IA 52640

Size: 106 acres

Habitat: park, prairie, pond, forest, uplands

Amenities: playground, picnic shelter (reserve shelter), picnic tables, grills, fire rings, restrooms with pit toilets, electricity, water, campground, 5-acre pond, handicap fishing dock, historic schoolhouse, trails, walk-down access for putting in non-motorized boats

Activities: picniking, camping, fishing (pond), nature study, bird watching, hunting

Camping at Virginia Grove

Campsites:  11 sites with 50/30/20 amp electric.  One group camping spot without electric.  Sites are gravel pads with campfire ring and picnic tables. 

Sorry but we DO NOT have full hook-up sites with septic and water.  NO dump station - closest is in Wapello at the North End Park.

Cost: $12/night per site - cash, check or Louisa County Camping Coupons are accepted

View Campground Rules, how to Claim a Campsite or the full Louisa County Rules.

Hunting: squirrel, deer, turkey, rabbit

Trails: 3-miles of looping trails with a natural surface through timber (flat to slightly challenging)


Downloads: Aerial photo and location map (.pdf)

Go to Louisa County Conservation Google Map to see all areas and be able to get directions