Exciting Camping Adventures in the Quad Cities

Stay at Fisherman’s Corner for exciting camping adventures in the Quad Cities. From paddling the backwaters of the Mississippi River to biking the Great River trail there are many ways to explore the Quad Cities.

Camping in a Scamp

During the summer our family offered up their brand new camper. This was an excellent way to test out life in a small space while travelling together.

There were endless benefits to staying in their camper. First, we had water views and an excellent spot to rest. Secondly, we decided what we would want for our future travel trailer with our dogs. Lastly, we were able to stay safe while seeing family during a pandemic.

Exciting Camping Adventures in the Quad Cities: Camp Site 14 at Fisherman’s Corner

When we arrived at camp site 14 our family had everything set up and ready to go for us. They thought of everything we might need. They even had the coffee set up for us the next morning.

The gear they had was smart, compact, and functional for a camping trip. For example, the shelter kept out bugs, rain and the sun while still enjoying the outdoors.

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Must-have camping gear


Cooking tools

Double sleeping bag


Portable table

Foldable camp chair

Canoe the Mississippi River Backwaters

We took advantage of the beautiful day by renting a canoe at the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center. Damion paddled us the whole time. Therefore, allowing me to sit back and enjoy the cruise on the water while taking many photographs.

Water Gear

Water shoes

Inflatable double kayak

Electric pump

Sit on top kayak

Dry bag

Inflatable paddle board

Exciting Camping Adventures in the Quad Cities: Bike Ride to Milltown Coffee

The biking trails are phenomenal and endless in the Quad Cities. We connected to the Great River Trail from our campsite to Milltown Coffee. We rode passed multiple great parks and the Educational River Centre on our way to fuel up before the drive back home.

Bike Gear

Road bike


Bike lock

Day Trip to the Maquoketa Caves

On a previous visit to the Quad Cities we got to hike the Maquoketa Caves. These caves are about one hour away from the Quad Cities. The State Park was filled with every size cave, well groomed trails, and best of all we were almost by ourselves on a chilly November day.

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