Shady Creek Recreation Area

fishing at shadt creek
Shady Creek Campground is a 22-acre park where campers enjoy the Mississippi River and its surroundings.

The facility is accessible from Highway 22 which is part of the Great River Road and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

A nature trail, shore fishing and bird watching are offered at Shady Creek.The park has spectacular views of the Mississippi River. Many trees throughout the campground provide an opportunity to lounge in the shade.

The Mississippi River draws many anglers annually. The most popular fish species is the channel catfish; bluegill, walleye and northern pike are also found in the river. Picnicking and playing horseshoes is a popular activity in the park.

The park's 53 campsites contain 50-amp electric hookups, campfire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets and showers are provided. A boat ramp and playground are on-site.


For further park information, contact 563-263-7913 during business hours. Reservations can be made by calling 877-444-6777.