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Bessman-Kemp Campground

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Bessman-Kemp Campground

Bessman-Kemp Campground

Located west of Alden and situated along the Iowa River, these 71 acres of land were purchased as a park and wildlife preserve in the early 80's. The park has since been used by many locals and visitors for various recreational purposes and currently features 12 electrical campsites, 2 cabins, a shelter house, a restroom, and carry-down river access.


Campground Map

Campground Rules Regulations

Park Rules Regulations


Tents: $10

30-Amp: $13

50-Amp: $18

Monthly Rate: $300 - Monthly Camping Applications are available upon request with the Park Host on-site. The application must be filled out to receive the monthly rate.


  • Two Single-Family Cabins
  • Picnic Area
  • Water
  • Vault Restrooms
  • Electrical & Primitive Camping Sites
  • River Access

Operating Hours Seasons:

Opens at 6:00 AM and closes at 10:30 PM


  • 122690 Ee Ave. Alden, IA.
  • Bessman-Kemp Park is located 1/2 mile west of downtown Alden
  • Property lies on both sides of the Iowa River. Primary access is on the south.

For additional information regarding this park, please contact Hardin County Conservation by phone at 641-648-4361 or by email..