Welcome to Under the Stars @ Chimney Rock Campground!

Let’s meet under the stars!

Our property lies along the “Chimney Rocks” portion of the scenic Upper Iowa River in the driftless region of northeast Iowa. The Upper Iowa River has been recognized by National Geographic’s Adventure Magazine as one of the top 100 adventures in the United States. Located on a private farm, Under the Stars @ Chimney Rock offers a relaxing, rustic country atmosphere. This year we will be open from April 1 through October 31. We may also be open on a limited basis, and by advance reservation only, to fisherman, hunters and other nature lovers (hiking, biking, snowmobiling and cross country skiing), this fall and winter.

We are located just 15 miles from Decorah IA, 1½ hours from Rochester MN, LaCrosse WI, Marquette IA and Lanesboro MN, and just 2½ hours south of the Twin Cities and MSP airport. We’re also only 16 miles from Harmony MN which boasts a large Amish population and the Niagara Cave. 

We offer Canoe and Kayak Rentals, Cabins, Electric site Camping, Primitive Camping along the river, Flush Toilets and coin operated showers in the bath house, Porta-potties located in primitive areas, Dump Station for RVs, Fishing Ice, firewood available.

Introducing Cabin 0 – Our Newest Glamp Cabin at Chimney Rock Campgrounds! 

We are thrilled to unveil our first glamp cabin, Cabin 0, designed to offer you the ultimate comfort and luxury under the stars. This beautiful cabin is a true gem, featuring a queen-size bed with provided sheets, two cozy twin beds in the loft upstairs, and a sofa that conveniently converts into another bed.

Forget about packing dishes – we’ve got you covered with everything you need, including an electric barbecue, countertop air fryer/oven, electric stove top, coffee maker, pans and a cast iron pot. This special cabin even features our very first composting toilet for an eco-friendly camping experience. The cabin is built with stunning pine wood by the Amish craftsmen, adding a touch of rustic charm to your stay.

Enjoy the outdoors with easy to chimney rock tubes whenever you want to go down and float on the river, a smokeless campfire with a grill on top for cozy evenings, two director’s chairs for lounging, a Bose CD player and radio for entertainment. This cabin even has a fireplace. Check out the full list of amenities provided in the cabin by looking at the Cabin 0 pictures and get ready for an unforgettable glamping experience at Chimney Rock Campgrounds!

Iowa Rivers Named Among the Best in the Country

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Click the images to see inside each cabin.

Cabin 0
Cabin 1 exterior
Cabin 1
Cabin 2 exterior
Cabin 2
Cabin 3 exterior
Cabin 3
Cabin 4 exterior
Cabin 4
Cabin 5 exterior
Cabin 5
Cabin 6 exterior
Cabin 6

Amazing campground! Our first time out in our Chevy Roadtrek & had a wonderful time. Used their shuttle service to kayak the Upper Iowa River which was so clear &... read more

Kristine Rule Avatar Kristine Rule
September 27, 2021

The workers there were very nice, professional and relaxed. We stayed in cabin 2 and we were extremely satisfied with the space inside and the secluded feel. We brought our... read more

Tyler Good Avatar Tyler Good
August 21, 2023

We spent a beautiful, tranquil evening at Chimney Rock campground! We were just passing through for the night and it was a perfect spot to stay over. We stayed on... read more

Lindsey Carson Avatar Lindsey Carson
July 22, 2022

star rating  If your looking for that small town charm and midwest hospitality this is not the place for you. The new California lady owner is mean! As a native to the... read more

Annie R
June 7, 2022

star rating  We have a large group of friends (50-70 depending on the year) that has been coming to this camp ground for over 20 years and we can say this year... read more

June 1, 2022

star rating  Today I went on my very first kayaking adventure. I had an amazing time. My friends and I were pulling in our own kayaks and almost finished. A lady who... read more

May 30, 2022

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