Fort Dodge Main Campgrounds

Any local insight on where the main campground is going to be in Fort Dodge? I think it was at the high school last time around and the entertainment zone was at the Crossroads Mall but I have seen numerous comments alluding to camping along the river front in downtown this year. Anyone heard anything? Just curious as much as anything.

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DenBiker, March 22, 2021 at 3:29 pm

Both the Day 2 and Day 3 route maps indicate that RAGBRAI overnights at the Dragon Boat Park in downtown Ft Dodge. (Click on either map – it will blow up and expose daily details.)

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bmyoungberg, March 22, 2021 at 3:46 pm

Near the train tracks through town…ugh

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Uncle Kraig, March 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm

If those maps are accurate, it looks like you’re right. I was hoping we would be over near the high school. It seems like lots going on over there and plenty of open space for both camping and entertainment. Oh well, they want us to see another part of town this time around I guess. See you in July.

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czysk, March 22, 2021 at 9:20 pm

It wouldn’t be RAGBRAI if the train didn’t wake you up a couple of times during the night.

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KenH, March 23, 2021 at 3:05 pm

In some pass through town in Iowa a few summers ago the crowd walking through town had its ears assailed by a freight train making a tremendous racket as it crossed the route a few blocks ahead of us. No sooner had the crossing arms gone up to their locked and fully upright position than a second freight did the same thing going the other way. It was at that point that a loud voice somewhere behind me brought the house down with this rhetorical question:

“How is this town NOT an overnight town?!!”

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Alan_50501, April 13, 2021 at 3:50 pm

Camping is gonna be down along the river (it used to be a hole 9 golf course) all the vendors what not are gonna be down town

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