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Location and Contacts

Volga River State Recreation Area is located in northeastern Iowa in Fayette County. The exact address for the park is 10225 Ivy Rd, Fayette, IA 52142, USA.

To contact the park directly for updated information or inquiries, you can use the following details:

Camping Facilities

The recreation area offers various types of camping facilities:

  • Modern Campground: With electrical hookups, modern restroom facilities, showers, and a trailer dump station.
  • Equestrian Campground: Designed for those with horses, providing hitching rails, a horse washing station, and easy access to equestrian trails.

Camping Reservations

Camping spots, especially during the peak season, may need to be reserved in advance. Reservations can be made through the Iowa State Parks reservation site.


The park offers a variety of activities including:

  • Hiking: There are miles of multi-use trails.
  • Horse Riding: With dedicated equestrian trails throughout the recreation area.
  • Fishing: Access to the Volga River provides opportunities for smallmouth bass and trout fishing.
  • Hunting: The park has designated areas for hunting game during certain seasons.
  • Canoeing and Kayaking: The river and adjacent lake offer paddling opportunities.
  • Birdwatching: Many species can be spotted in the diverse habitats.

Rules and Regulations

When camping or engaging in any activities at the Volga River State Recreation Area, it’s important to follow the park's rules:

  • Camping Limits: There are limits to how long you can stay in one campsite.
  • Quiet Hours: Typically enforced to ensure all campers have a peaceful experience.
  • Firewood Policy: To prevent the spread of disease, bringing in firewood might be restricted.
  • Pet Policy: Pets are often allowed but must be kept on a leash.
  • Alcohol Policy: Alcohol is permitted in certain areas but may be restricted in others.


The park offers several amenities that campers can enjoy:

  • Picnic Areas: Equipped with tables and usually fire rings or grills.
  • Playgrounds: For children to enjoy.
  • Boat Ramps: For boaters to access the river.
  • Archery Range: For those who want to practice archery.

Safety Considerations

  • Weather: Be prepared for changing weather conditions and check forecasts.
  • Wildlife: Store food properly and maintain a safe distance from any wildlife.
  • Emergency: Have a plan in case of emergencies and know how to reach park staff.


If you require accommodations for disabilities, contact the park prior to your visit to ensure they can meet your needs. The park aims to provide facilities that are accessible to all visitors.

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