Crossroads RV Park is located in the town of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The park offers 35 sites, each equipped with full hookups. Each site also offers a 30/50 amp service. Aside from site amenities, guests have access to a few other things; the main building offers a gathering room with a covered pavilion, two restrooms, a laundry facility, and play areas for kids. A walking path leads to a park that offers tennis, volleyball, and a driving range. Management and staff of the park strive to create a culture where visitors can have "good memories of the park, facilities, and staff" after they leave. Patrons are asked to follow the unwritten and written policies of the campground. The campground was built in 2007 and has operated as an RV park throughout its duration. Minor changes have been made to the park, with ownership only changing once.
Located on the "east side" of the city of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, a rural town of around 8,000, Crossroads RV Park is typically used as an overnight stay or if a guest is working at a nearby location. Vacationers stay as well. The park gets its name for being at the intersection between Highway 218 and Highway 34, which brings many travelers through the small town. The Park is less than a mile from the highway. Guests have the ability to either rent or reserve any of the 35 RV sites, with the majority of them being 90 feet and the rest being 65 feet in length. Each of the sites is full hook-up with sewer, water, and 30/50 amp electricity, and all are pull-through sites. Amenities at most sites include a picnic table and built-in fire pits. If a site does not have a firepit or picnic table and a guest would like to use one, the park has a portable fire pit, and a table can be brought to the site.
As a guest or passerby is looking around Crossroads RV Park, they may notice a few qualities of the park. The grass is kept up by the camp host all summer; they have won an award from the city that is handed out once a year for the best landscaping. The green space is "ample" for dogs and kids. The park is 15 years old and was previously a cornfield, so the trees and landscaping are relatively young. There is not much shade throughout the park, but the owners state that branches will not scratch guests' vehicles. Gravel—without potholes—is the main material used throughout the property, except for the entrance to the park, which is concrete.
Other amenities that are available to all guests during their stay at Crossroads RV Park are found within the main building onsite. In this building, there is a small store that offers a limited selection of items for purchase, some of which include souvenir t-shirts and small RV parts. The local grocery store is located across the street. The building also has a “little free library box” in which a visitor may leave a book and take a book. As part of the main building, there is a meeting room with a kitchen, bathroom, and seating areas. Attached to that is an outdoor covered pavilion. The pavilion has seating and a fire pit. They also offer a few outdoor games like bags and bocce balls for the spring and summer seasons, along with board games for the winter or rainy days. Along the exterior of the main building are two bathrooms, and a coin-operated laundry facility, both of which are available all year long.
There is a playground for children to play on, and an old John Deere tractor for kids to pretend they are a farmer, and maybe a picture opportunity for their parents. If a guest enjoys geocaching, the RV park has one on-site.
Management of the park has created policies that will give their guests the best opportunity for a pleasurable stay. Crossroads RV Park has a speed limit of five miles per hour; basically, if visitors are causing dust from the gravel, they are going too fast. Smoking is not allowed inside any of the facilities on the property. Pets are welcome, but all pet owners must clean up after their pets. Quiet hours are set and enforced, starting at 10:00 PM until 7:00 AM each day. Lastly, the owner says that guests are asked not to leave ruts in the driveway or lawn.
Crossroads RV Park strives to help each guest have a "safe, welcome, and comfortable" experience so that when people leave, they have "good memories of the park, facilities, and staff," and hopefully when they plan their next trip, it will include another stop. The park has many repeat guests. To help create this feeling, the park staff seeks to ensure that all their amenities are working properly. Additionally, the park staff keeps their facilities and grounds exceptionally clean.
A previous park guest spoke about their experience and said that Crossroads RV Park offered them "tons of room, the park itself is well maintained, the staff is very friendly, and the highway is very close. All utilities were fine and well-located. Our site was level, and the roads were super easy to navigate. The park was very close to many parts of the town." Another guest spoke about some of the amenities saying that "It was a very nice RV park. There was excellent Wi-Fi coverage. Sites are not so small that you feel crowded, and the owners and staff were all very friendly."
Potential park guests or visitors should know that it is open all year round and that their sites can be reserved overnight, weekly, or monthly. According to the owner, many people who stay at the property are either passing through or working in the surrounding area. The owner of the park says that many people find out about the campground through the website, an online search, or Good Sam. Additionally, she explains that the most popular time for the park is during the spring, summer, and fall months, but she is always surprised by the number of people who stay all year.
With the RV park located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, people have access to the city's different events and attractions. One of the owners of the Crossroads RV Park says that the city is known for its many antique stores. Each year the city has the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, where thousands of people come over the Labor Day weekend to see working steam engines, antique cars and tractors, a working trolley system, a steam-powered carousel, a steam locomotive with many old passenger cars and much, much, more. Mt Pleasant boasts many restaurant options. Including Mexican, Chinese, a Diner, Pizza, and a sports bar. Suggestions by the owner would be; Jefferson Street Grill, Press Box, or The Grange. There is a grocery store with a gas station within walking distance of the park, along with a coffee shop.
Crossroads RV Park was built in 2007 and has operated as an RV park since that time. It was employed by the original owners for ten years before the current owners purchased it. According to the current owners, the previous management included amenities that made it easy to take over the operations and "took good care of the property." After the purchase of the property, the proprietor made some minor updates. About 30 trees were added throughout the park. Additionally, the paved part of the driveway was extended. Lastly, one more site was added. In the future, the owners hope to make the rest of the property concrete and eliminate the gravel areas. One of the owners of the Crossroads RV Park said that their favorite part about owning the park is chatting with the guests. They have been traveling all day and have many fun stories to share.