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.



20406 55th Street
Morning Sun, IA 52640
GPS: 41.142049, -91.319066
Size: 106 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.

1. Locate an available campsite.
2. Park your vehicle, tent or camper on the site (required to save your spot).
3. Register and pay for your site within 30 minutes of arrival.
    -- Take only envelope per site - they are located near the kiosk
4. Directions for the envelope:
    -- Fill out the front of the envelope completely
    -- Place your payment inside the envelope
    -- Payment can be: cash, check or camping coupons
    -- Deposit the envelope into the pay box
5. Directions for the card inside the envelope:
    -- Remove the card and fill it out completely.
    -- Place the card in the camp post at your site.
6. Finish setting up your campsite and enjoy the weekend!

**NOTE: To claim a spot you MUST pay for the site and have a tent, camper or vehicle on the site.

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

No Reservations
Campsites are filled on a first-come, first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Executive Director. Call the office with questions.

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