Rustic Barn Campground and RV Park
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Additional Pet Information:
My wife & I stayed here in early May 2016 & loved it. We were visiting family in the area & found this an excellent base to roam around. Very clean & well maintained. Would stay here again.
Good place & good bargain
Smaller campground with good wifi, clean showers & restrooms, friendly owner/staff, good places to eat close by w/pizza delivery available.
New owners are so nice! We were there last week and they had started putting in sewer. Yes if you are in the pull thru sites they can be tight but the view, trees everything makes up for it. Next time we will stay in a backend site because there are a few over the station channels you can pick up plus it has a lot more shade. The grass between sites is beautiful. This is a very nice campground. We were in a motorhome.
Friendly and helpful owners
We camped here for 3 weeks. Our families live in the area and this campground is very convenient. The new owners, Mike and Clem go out of their way to accommodate people. The sites are tight for larger rigs but we wouldn't stay anyplace else. Although there is no sewer, they will pump you out once a week. No cable, but our site had great satellite reception. The WiFi was good most of the time. Showers were very clean! We are looking forward to returning here next year. We camped in a 42' motor home.
Not an "RV" park - no sewer, dirty bathrooms
Rustic Barn campground is more suited for tent campers than RV’s. The owner is bit of a wise guy and is a master at giving you as little as possible. While advertising that his pull through sites are 80’ long what he doesn’t tell you is that they are SO narrow you can’t fully extend an awning. He staggers campers to allow a little room, but when it gets crowded it gets really tight. Next thing he doesn’t tell you is that there is no sewer hookup. When asked about it he advises that “good water management doesn’t need it”. Well, good campground management would provide it. To offset the lack of sewer he offers a “honey wagon” service for $8, but only on two specified days. There is one public dump and as might be expected it gets crowded as people are checking out. After waiting in line you find out that the only water supply at the dump is a little squirter. There’s no hose hook up to allow you to flush your holding tank. To insure you use only HIS firewood, if you want a fire ring you have to ask for it. Not having a sewer hookup I was forced to use his showers. Large, but dirty with hair accumulation in the corners. I planned on staying four days but checked out after two. With the exception of electricity Walmart offers just as much without charging you.
Rustic Barn is conveniently located near Dubuque, IA (7 miles) and Galena, IL (17 miles).
Northbound - Exit Kieler/Louisburg off of Hwy 151/61/35. Left turn at stop sign, go underneath overpass and make an immediate right. Look for Clare Bank at corner of Dry Hollow Rd. Left on Dry Hollow Road. Campground is about two blocks west.
Southbound - For Hwy 151/61/35 travelers, take the Keiler/Louisburg exit off of Hwy 151/61/35. Proceed straight after stop sign onto County H spur. Proceed about a mile to Dry Hollow Road. Look for Clare Bank at corner. Right on Dry Hollow Road. Campground is about two blocks west.