Casey, Iowa

I recently spent a night camping in the Casey, Iowa city park. It cost me $10.

For the past couple of years i have been reading the travel blog of a couple of full time RVers, one of whom is confined to a wheel chair from a spinal injury. Their blog is called “Rolling in an RV – Wheelchair Traveling.”

In their travels, they occasionally stayed in city parks such as the one in Casey.

These small, city owned rv campgrounds are a curiosity to me.

Were they built in the days before interstate highways cut these small towns and cities off from the rest of the world? Or were these campgrounds built after the interstate highway system arrived – perhaps to bring people back into town and maybe spend a few bucks at local businesses?

Regardless of the answer to my questions, these small campgrounds can be a nice change of scenery for the weary road traveler.