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Fairport State Recreation Area

Fairport State Recreation Area near Muscatine offers majestic views of the Mississippi River. The campground is a small but popular destination for visitors who enjoy easy access to fishing and boating.


Camp at one of Fairport’s electric campsites. Campers will enjoy river views from their campsites, along with modern amenities such as electrical hook-ups and modern restrooms and showers. Advanced campsite reservations can be made online through the online reservation system for Fairport State Recreation Area.

Boat and fish using Fairport’s access to the Mississippi. Two boat ramps provide boating access, with courtesy docks at each ramp. The Mississippi is a popular fishing destination for walleye, catfish and numerous other fish species.

View wildlife at Fairport near the river. Large towboats, recreational boaters, river wildlife and the majesty of the river can be seen from the recreation area.

Fairport State Recreation Area
3280 IA-22
Muscatine, IA 52761

ATTENTION:  The Fairport Campground is open, however, the Mississippi is projected to crest at 20ft by July 7th, 2024.  Campsites affected and closed are sites 6, 7, 17-22 and 30-42.  If the river reaches the projected depth, then more sites will close.  If a reservation is affected by potential flood waters, you will be contacted with options.  No Walk-In Campers will allowed at this point.  Boat Ramps are also closed.  Contact the Park Office at 563-263-4337, with any questions.  (Updated 7/8/24)


  • Camping – electric
  • Boat Launch Ramps
  • Dump Station
  • Modern Campground
  • Playground
  • Restrooms