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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

Docks have been installed in the River.  (Posted 3/29/2024)

The campground at Fairport Recreation Area is open throughout the winter months, however, water is shut off and the modern restroom/shower building and RV dump station are closed for the season. These facilities will re-open around May 1st, 2024. Electricity will remain on and the pit latrine, located on the west end of the campground, will remain available for winter use. (Posted 12//2023)

The Fairport Campground is open, but due to damage to the electrical boxes from the May 2023 flood waters of the Mississippi River, sites 37 to 40 have been temporarily closed. They will reopen as soon as we can have the electrical box repaired or replaced. For more information please call the Park Office at 563-263-4337. (Posted 5/22/2023)


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