Pine Bluff 4-H Camp includes 115 acres of pine-covered bluffs, beautiful trails and the scenic Upper Iowa River flowing through it. Let’s take a tour and see a little of the camp!



The pavilion is where many people can hang out, cook and eat, play music and reconnect with familiar faces. It has a cement floor and is sheltered on two sides. There are 15 picnic tables, numerous benches, and a fireplace with a fantastic kitchen attached. Plenty of outlets available around the perimeter.



The large kitchen has a commercial stove (six burners, a griddle top, and two ovens), five stainless sinks, a two door cooler, and a chest freezer available for use. There is a pass-through window for serving and another window to return dishes. There are cook pots, mixing bowls and cooking utensils, plus numerous cups, trays and utensils, as well a few plates and bowls.  

There is a landline phone in the kitchen, see the Phone Service note below about that. 

There is no Cleaning Service, so please clean the dishes and the space before you leave. Thank you!



Restrooms are located about 50 yards from the Pavilion and near the 4 cabins. Each men’s and women’s restroom has hot and cold water with three showers, two toilets, and a sink. The camp supplies toilet paper and hand soap, though it wouldn’t hurt to bring extra supplies if you have a large group. 



There are four group cabins available for use at Pine Bluff. Three of the cabins sleep 16 people each, and the fourth cabin sleeps 10 people. These are rustic cabins with bunk beds much like you would find at, well…a 4-H camp. You may need to open windows and sweep when you arrive. Campers bring their own bedding, towels, etc. 

All cabins have a ceiling fan. Renters may bring one air conditioning unit per cabin for $20 per day per unit.




For those of you who want to camp there is plenty of green space and many trails to pitch a tent. Most tenting spots are located along a field between the Pavilion and the cabins. The ground is perfect for tenting and the stars can be amazing.

You can drive your supplies to the lower areas near the volleyball sand, but please do not park down there.  

RV’s and Pop-up Trailers

RV’s and Pop-up trailers can camp in the parking area. There are only 4 outlets available for electricity. 


Full playground is located right next to the Pavilion and kitchen.


Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times. Campers must clean up after their pets. 

Phone Service

Cell phone service at Pine Bluff is usually non-existent. There is a landline in the kitchen available for use, but if you need to call long distance (i.e. to a cell phone) you will need to purchase a long-distance calling card. 

Camp Landline 563-382-5570


Pine Bluff is for warm weather use and is closed during the winter. The camping season is from May 1 – October 1.   


Activities Available

Nature Trail Hiking

Nature Study




Outdoor Cooking



Campfire Circles