Backbone Bluegrass Festival Camping

All sites are available on a first come first serve basis. RV sites will have access to electricity, but there are only a few 30 Amp sites available, so arrive as early as you can! Dispersed tent sites are available without access to on-site power. RV dumping is not provided, so please kindly dump at the Cenex Station in Strawberry Point. Garbage management is available for all festival goers, and fire pits are allowed on an individual basis. 

Refer to our About the Festival  page for a complete list of our festival and campground rules

Camping Fee Schedule

  • 30 Amp  - $20 per night, paid in cash on arrival.
  • Non 30 Amp - $15 per night, paid in cash on arrival.
  • Tent camping - $15 per night, paid in cash on arrival. 

Staying Near The Festival Grounds


Backbone State Park

Backbone is a great destination with several overnight accommodation options, including several campsites within two campgrounds, and modern cabins to reserve. A beach shelter for renting boats, designated swimming spots, and a concession stand are all located near the southeast end of the lake. Refer to Iowa's DNR site for more complete information.

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The Franklin Hotel

The Franklin Hotel is a historic building located in Strawberry Point, Iowa, United States. The Franklin Hotel and Land Company was established in 1902 for the purpose of building a modern hotel to serve the community. The two-story brick building combines the Neoclassical and Romanesque Revival styles. The building was built in 1903 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

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America's Best Value Inn

Welcome to the Manchester Best Value Inn, cozy stays at affordable rates. Americas Best Value Inn and Suites is located on West Main Street in downtown Manchester. Our hotel is only two miles from Route 20 and is a great starting point for your vacation to the Delaware County area. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, come stay with Americas best value Inn and experience all that Manchester has to offer. 

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Days Inn by Wyndham

Find Adventure in Northeastern Iowa Conveniently located close to restaurants, shopping, and casinos. Book a room at our Days Inn Manchester hotel, near Bailey’s Ford, for value and convenience during your next trip through northeastern Iowa. Located off Route 20, our hotel brings you within reach of outdoor activities, shopping, dining, and other area attractions.

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Lil' Bit of Country RV Park

With at least six RV sites, Lil' Bit of Country RV Park bring you into Strawberry Point for those looking for a quieter camping scene than the festival provides. With full hook ups available and shaded sites in supply, this would be a great site for your Backbone Bluegrass weekend.

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