Margaret MacNider campground named as one of Iowa’s top campgrounds

(ABC 6 News) – MacNider Campground in Mason City has named one of the top two municipal campgrounds in the state, according to magazine.

Readers of the magazine were asked “What is the best city or county campground you have ever stayed in and why?” MacNider Campground and Pulpit Rock Campground in Decorah were selected in Iowa.

Margret MacNider Park in Mason City is a very nice park with a convenient location and a tornado shelter. Be sure to visit the nearby Surf Ballroom too.

—Theodore F.

The Margaret MacNider Campground was established in 1958 and is located on Birch Drive just west of North Kentucky Avenue, containing 22.6 acres of parkland. The park is open from mid-April to mid-October depending on weather conditions.

The campground offers a camp store on site that features common camping necessities for purchase in case campers need or forgot something.

The bath house includes restrooms, shower facilities, and coin-operated washers and dryers for laundry and is built as a storm shelter designed to withstand tornado-force winds.

Campers can choose from 20 full hookup trailer camping pads with water, sewer and electrical hookups, 55 sites with hookups for water and electrical, and 20 tent camping sites with water only, totaling 95 camping sites.

Each campsite includes a fire ring and picnic table and the tent camping area includes fire rings, picnic tables and large barbeque grills.