Virginia Grove Recreation Area

Northwest of Morning Sun

This quiet park has a little of everything from a small pond with fishing dock, 3-miles of wooding winding trails, and a campground to a historic schoolhouse.


About Virginia Grove Recreation Area

In January 2022, Louisa County Conservation purchased a 51.43-acre track of land from Sharon Mabeus that connected the former 3-parcels of Virginia Grove, creating one continuous block of public land.


20406 55th Street
Morning Sun, IA 52640
GPS: 41.142049, -91.319066
Size: 157 acres

  • Drinking water
  • Playground
  • Parking lot
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Restroom, primitive
  • Trails
  • Pond
  • Picnicking
  • Camping
  • Nature Study
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting/Trapping

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

Species: squirrel, rabbit, turkey, deer
Habitat: Forest, Prairie, Grassland

5-acre pond with accessible fishing dock

Camping at Virginia Grove Recreation Area

Campground Amenities

  • Gravel camp pads
  • 50/30/20 Amp Service (electric sites only)
  • Water (for the campground, not individual sites)
  • Restroom, Primitive
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire ring with grill
  • Trash cans

Dump Station
There are NOT full hookups with septic & water in any LCC campground. There is a dump station available in Wapello at the North End Park. Call the City of Wapello for more information.

Electric sites: 11
Non-electric sites: 0
Camping fees: $15/night
Payment Options: Self-registration drop box; Cash, check or LCC Camping Coupons accepted


Camping Info

Select sites at Virginia Grove and Snively Campgrounds are available for reservation on

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