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General Overview

Wallashuck Campground is located near Pella, Iowa, within the Lake Red Rock area which is Iowa's largest lake. It offers campers a variety of outdoor activities, including boating, fishing, hiking, and bird watching. The campground is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and scenic views of the lake.

Camping Facilities

Amenities: The campground provides a number of amenities including electrical hookups at many of its sites, modern restrooms, showers, a dump station for RVs, and playground equipment for children.

Campsites: It offers both electric and non-electric sites suitable for tent and RV camping. Each campsite typically includes a picnic table and a fire ring.


Booking: You can make reservations for Wallashuck Campground through the national reservation service, Recreation.gov, which allows campers to reserve spots ahead of their visit. It is typically open for reservations from May through September.

Advance Planning: It is a good idea to book your site well in advance, especially if you are planning to visit during peak season or on a weekend, as sites can fill up quickly.

Rules and Regulations

Expected Conduct: Quite hours are typically enforced to ensure a peaceful environment for all campers. For specific information on quiet hours and other rules, it's best to check with the campground directly or with the Lake Red Rock visitor's center.

Pets: If you are planning to bring pets, they are usually allowed but must be kept on a leash and under control at all times. Be ready to clean up after them as well.

Firewood: To prevent the spread of invasive insects, many campgrounds have specific rules about firewood. You may need to purchase firewood locally or gather it within the park, if allowed.

Activities and Recreation

Hiking and Trails: Trails are available throughout the Lake Red Rock area for hiking and nature observation. The Volksmarch trail is one popular path that provides scenic views.

Water Activities: The lake offers ample opportunities for water-based recreation such as boating, fishing, swimming, and kayaking. There are boat launch facilities and swimming areas designated for public use.

Wildlife: The campground is located in a habitat that is suitable for various species, so bird watching and wildlife viewing can be rewarding experiences.

Local Attractions

Pella: The historic town of Pella, known for its Dutch heritage, is a short drive from Wallashuck Campground. You can explore the town's charming architecture, shops, and the annual Tulip Time festival in May.

Visitor Center: The Red Rock Visitor Center offers educational displays, area history, and information on the local wildlife and flora. Visitors can learn more about the dam and its role in flood control.


Weather Conditions: Prepare for a range of weather conditions, and check the forecast prior to your trip. Storms, particularly in spring and summer, can come up quickly.

Wildlife Precautions: While encounters with dangerous wildlife are rare, it is always a good idea to keep your distance from animals and to properly store food items.

Water Safety: If engaging in water activities, always wear life jackets and follow safety guidelines related to boating and swimming.

For the most current information about Wallashuck Campground, always check with the local park management or the official government websites that manage recreational sites. Enjoy your camping trip by planning ahead and respecting the natural environment.

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