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4th Pumping Station Campground

Vital stats:

  • 22 electric campsites
  • 24 primitive campsites
  • Central water supply
  • Central RV dump station
  • Picnic shelter
  • Boat ramp with dock and fish cleaning station
  • Restrooms
  • Playground

The 4th Pumping Plant Recreation Area north of Burlington is a popular destination for picnickers, boaters, RVers, tent campers, and boaters. The park is located along the Mississippi River and offers a total of 46 camp-sites. Of these campsites, 22 have electricity. Amenities at the 4th Pumping Plant include a central water supply, a central RV dump station, a shelter house, three outhouses, and a playground. A boat ramp and dock with fish cleaning station provide boating and fishing access to the backwater lake.

From DMC Highway 99, 17 miles north of Burlington, turn east on Pumping Station Rd. The road ends at the campground, four miles east of the highway.

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Des Moines County Conservation

13700 Washington Rd.
West Burlington, IA 52655

Ph: (319) 753-8260

Electric sites: $15 per night
Non-electric sites: $8/night

Note: All campgrounds are first-come, first-served. Campsites may not be reserved in advance.           

  1. All campers must self register
  2. Maximum length of stay is fourteen (14) days
  3. All pets must be on a leash
  4. Fires permitted only in containers provided
  5. Do not remove or deface natural features or park structures
  6. No littering
  7. No ATV's, snowmobiles, or horses
  8. Keep all vehicles on roads or designated parking areas
  9. Quiet hours: 10:30 PM - 6:00 AM


Des Moines County Conservation: 319-753-8260

Des Moines County Sheriff Department: 319-753-8366