Scott County Park, Bald Eagle Campground
After an overnight recovery from our very long travel day to Hickory Hollow, we pulled out on Friday, 8/2, and headed west to Bald Eagle Campground in Scott County Park near Eldridge, IA. It’s located about nine miles north of Davenport.
It was a comfortable, more typical travel day for us. We drove 103 miles in 2 hours, including a fuel stop. Because it was Friday AND Scott County does not take reservations, we got another early start at 8:30! I was counting on our early arrival to get a site at this very popular campground. At any of Scott County’s campgrounds, you drive in, pick an empty site, and then register and pay. I had familiarized myself with Bald Eagle Campground using Google Maps and Bing Maps and knew the layout ahead of time. Upon our arrival we found just three sites available, and two of them were handicap accessible sites. Luckily the one non-handicap accessible site available was definitely to our liking, and we snatched it right up. Site #337 is a back-in site with FULL HOOKUPS (rare for a county park) for $21/night. All the roads and sites are paved with a double wide area at each site for an extra vehicle.
Happily, I was able to get the satellite dish set up. Also, we could get ABC, CBS, NBC, and others with the antenna.
Scott County Park is the largest park in the county with twelve picnic areas and five campgrounds! Our campground has a playground and a restroom/shower house.
There’s also an Olympic size heated swimming pool within the park.
Our campground was full over the weekend, but only about 25% full during the week.
This is a very nice park, and we’ve enjoyed our weeklong stay here. We’ll definitely be back!
This past week we were able to meet up with some friends we met last year during our stay near Troy, AL.
Robert and Becky volunteered in Hawaii for three months earlier this year. The four of us enjoyed a delicious lunch at Monterrey Mexican Restaurant. It was great seeing them again.
Tomorrow we’ll be heading up to northwestern Illinois where we both grew up. We’ll be in the area for about three weeks visiting friends and family.