Virginia Grove Recreation Area

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

Contact Us

P: 319-523-8381

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Link to Staff Pages

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Conservation Office

12635 CR G56, Suite 101

Wapello, IA 52653


Office Hours:

M - F, 9:00 - 3:00

Other times by chance or appointment