The Lodge
945 Hwy. 69 South
Forest City, IA 50436

Featuring 10 two-room suites, five single rooms and a honeymoon suite.  Free wireless internet and cable TV.

Super 8 Motel
1215 Highway 69 South
Forest City, IA 50436

Featuring 34 guest rooms, including 5 suites, with free wireless internet, free continental breakfast and truck/bus parking.


Area Campgrounds:

Pammel Park Campground

  • Phone:  641-585-4860
  • Location: use the Pammel Park entrance off East J Street (south side.) Located next to the Winnebago River, near the suspension bridge.
  • Facilities: 43 parking pads with RV power outlets, showerhouse/restroom building, RV dumpstation, and playground nearby.

Fees: Overnight fee is $15.00, payable at campground.  First come-first serve.

Pilot Knob State Park 

  • Contact: 641-581-4835,
  • Location: 2148 340th Street.  Just off Hwy 9, 4 miles from downtown Forest City.
  • Facilities: There are 65 electric and non-electric campsites in the campground as well as modern showers, restroom facilities and a trailer dump station. A playground is located near the campground and there are two open picnic shelters.  Reservations online:  Fees range from $11.00 to $15.00 per night.

Thorpe Park

  • Contact: 641-565-3390,
  • Location: 34496 110th Avenue, Forest City–Located 5 1/2 miles west of Forest City on “I”/345th Street.   Directions:
    -North on Highway 69 to “J” Street (Casey’s corner)
    -Left on “J” Street to the third 4-way stop
    -Left at third stop sign 1 block to YMCA
    -Right on “I” Street
    -Follow “I” Street out of town until it turns to 345th Street and ends at the park (about five miles).
  • Facilities: There are 15 camping sites and one cabin available for rent. Electric Sites (13 sites-$12/night), Non-Electric Sites (2 sites-$8/night)  This park is home to the Winnebago County Conservation Board, 15 acre Lake Catherine (fishing & boating), hiking trails, and prairie areas.  Call for reservations. Electric Sites (13 sites-$12/night), Non-Electric Sites (2 sites-$8/night)

Three Fingers Campground 


Contact the Chamber

145 South Clark Street
Forest City, Iowa 50436-1501

Phone: 641-585-2092
Toll Free: 866-585-2092
Fax: 641-585-2687

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