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Camping on Council Bluff

I am arriving Friday the 19th, is there a place people can camp the night before the expo? perhaps take a shower.

5 Replies

Wendy Fowler, June 28, 2019 at 11:07 am

I’m looking for the same info. It seems I’ve read it somewhere but I’d like to confirm this is accurate before we firm up plans. I’ll post back here if I find it…


3 Pedal, June 28, 2019 at 1:13 pm

I don’t know about the showers, but camping Friday night always works. I have done it several the last 13 years. Never looked for a shower on Friday though.


Wendy Fowler, June 28, 2019 at 2:43 pm

Thanks! I assume you mean the group camping that’s no cost, correct? Sorry for the newbie question, I just don’t want to start off the week having to find a place to sleep at the last second.


Rene Borrero, June 28, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Hi all.. This person sent me this, very useful.

R-Daryl Daryl sent you a new message: “Council Bluffs”

“Visit the Council Bluffs RAGBRAI website. (link can be found on the RAGBRAI website).
Choose map & zoom in.
Main camp appears to be at 23rd Ave & Bluffs Run (northeast of Mid America Center)
Shower logo is also shown on the map at that location.
RAGBRAI website will announce official camp locations about a week before the ride.
Go with the flow. . . . . . .do not “over” pre-plan your week or you will miss the experience!”


RDaryl Daryl, June 30, 2019 at 9:44 pm

The Winterset and Fairfield RAGBRAI websites also have maps available.
The Burlington RAGBRAI website has a map in draft form and separately indicates the main campground will be located at Burlington High School


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