Rules & Policies

Please look through our rules and policies below to find answers to any questions you might have about your visit to Spook Cave & Campground. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

  • All Sites are ONE Unit (camper or tent) per Site.
  • Four guests included in price per campsite. Over 4 guests there will be an additional fee of $3/guest/night.
  • No smoking allowed in cabins (violators will be charged $250)
  • Area Rugs: Rugs are NO LONGER allowed. Thank you for understanding and keeping our sites looking beautiful!
  • Do not move fire rings or have fires in areas not specified for fires
  • Speed limit in campground is 5 MPH
  • Please display your campground registration pass or vehicle registration pass to avoid inconvenience on your part.
  • All EVs require pre-approval via phone or email.
  • EVs allowed only at sites 91-97 and 99.
  • EVs at allowed sites will require an additional $15 per night added to reservation (regardless of electric use).
  • EVs not allowed anywhere else in campground (may park in guest parking only).
  • Failure to follow EV policy may result in guest being removed from campground without refund.
  • Fees include swimming and fishing.  No fishing license necessary for lake. 
  • Fishing in Bloody Run Trout Stream requires an Iowa fishing license and trout stamp.  (Iowa State Stocked stream)
  • All guests of campers must pay for swimming/fishing
  • Quiet time from 10:00 PM - 8:00 AM along with normal consideration for others.
  • 10:00 PM all visitors must depart.
  • Campground check-in time 1:00 PM. Camp check-out time 1:00 PM. if you wish to stay late or arrive early, please check with management.
  • Cabin check-in time 3:30 PM. Cabin check-out time 11:00 AM.

Pet Policy for Cabins

  • Dogs are allowed in Lake View 1 and Woodland 1. The fee is $50/day per a dog with a $150/Max per dog. Limit 2 dogs per cabin.
  • No pets allowed in cabins except as designated and with prior permission (violators will be charged $250).

Other Pet Policies

  • Pets must always be supervised and never left alone -- even if tied.
  • Pets are not allowed in the swimming area or the beach area

Cabin & Camping Reservation/Cancellation Guidelines

Guarantee your Campsite/Cabin

To guarantee your reservation for a campsite or cabin:

  • Make your online reservations by going to: Reservations Page
  • You'll receive a confirmation email once you complete your reservation.
  • A deposit equal to your first night will be charged to your credit card at the time you make your reservation.


  • 10 days for campsites and 14 days for cabins cancellation notice is required by calling Spook Cave and Campground office line at 563-539-4114 by 5 p.m.
  • Text and email notifications of cancellations are NOT acceptable.
  • For cancellations made 10/14 days or more prior to your arrival, you will receive your deposit refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. For cancellations over $100, there will be an additional fee of 10% of the deposit, in addition to the $10 fee.
  • Cancellations made after the 10/14 day notice will result in forfeiture of your deposit and will be charged out for your stay if it falls on a holiday weekend.
  • Cancellations for campsites done 72 hours prior to arrival and 5 days for cabins prior to arrival will be charged out for entire stay.    NO Exceptions.
  • No Call No Show Reservations will be charged for entire stay. 
  • Reservations made within 10/14 days of your arrival require nonrefundable deposits.
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