Promise you won’t
move firewood.
America’s neighborhoods
and forests are under attack.
The Emerald Ash Borer
(EAB) beetle has destroyed
tens of millions of ash trees.
It lives in firewood. Move
firewood and you spread the destruction. Help us protect the trees — and stop
the beetle.
Promise you won’t
move firewood.
What is EAB?
Find out about the Emerald
Ash Borer, what it looks like
and how it attacks trees
and kills trees. read more...

Where is it? Currently,
the EAB been found in IL,
IN, IA, KY, MD, MI, MN,
MO, NY, OH, PA, TN,
VA, WV and WI.
Find out about it in
your state. read more...



Step up to the plate
and help save our sluggers!
The EAB is destructive
to all ash trees, including
northern white ash that
has been the wood of
choice for professional
grade baseball bats
for decades — including
bats like the ash wood
Louisville Slugger.

Help protect the ash trees!
Don’t move firewood!

Camping
Camping your cup of tea? We offer both electrical and primitive sites. We can accommodate both large groups as well as small intimate camp sites. Camp near the Yellow River or on the bluff top at The Natural Gait. Beautiful scenic camp sites. Close to the Mississippi River. In NE Iowa

Boating - Hiking - Horse Trails - Kayaking - Nature Trails
 

We're here for you. It's your time
.
You'll want to stay forever!




The Natural Gait | Camping Sites


Camping Amenities

General

  • Pets welcome
  • Outdoor grill, Picnic tables
  • Fire Ring, Firewood
  • Mercantile - Gift Shop
  • Shower House
  • Laundry Room in Shower House
  • Pop Machines, Ice on Site
  • Access to the horse & hiking trails
  • Fishing on shoreline of Yellow River
  • Wireless Internet available at The Office
Primitive
  • Lower Gait sites next to Yellow River
  • $25/night
Electric
  • Lower Gait sites next to Yellow River
  • Flush out not available
  • $25/night
What to Bring & Notes
  • Bring your own charcoal


  • Hooking up to water hydrants to create
    a continuous water supply to a trailer is not allowed.


  • Campers may fill water reservoirs, if needed. However, hose must be disconnected from the hydrant when done.


  • We support Iowa's "Buy It Where you Burn It" policy to avoid the spread of invasive infestations. Wood Bundles are available for purchase. ($5.00/bundle)

Directions and Maps
 

Directions to Lower Gait Campground of The Natural Gait  from Marquette, IA
Take 76 North (Great River Road) out of Marquette. Turn left immediately past the 14 mile marker, onto X36 (Ion Road).  Go approximately 2 miles and Turn Left onto Old Mission Drive. Continue approximately 1 1/2 miles on Old Mission Drive.  Turn right into gated Lower Gait Campground.


Directions to Lower Gait Campground of The Natural Gait  from Intersection Hwy 76 and Hwy 9, Waukon, IA
Proceed SE on Hwy 76. Turn right 7/8th of a mile past the 15 mile marker onto X36 (Ion Road).   Go approximately 2 miles and Turn Left onto Old Mission Drive. Continue approximately 1 1/2 miles on Old Mission Drive.  Turn right into gated Lower Gait Campground.


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