21st Annual Camper’s Outdoor Craft Show

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project is pleased to invite the general public to attend the 21st Annual Camper's Outdoor Craft Show to be held at the Shady Creek Recreation Area picnic shelter on Saturday, August 21 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Crafters will display baskets, candles, homemade wooden and hand-sewn items as well as many other interesting pieces.  Many of the crafts will follow an "outdoor" related theme, and visitors will be able to view the preparation of many items.  The show is free of charge.

The purpose of the craft show is to demonstrate the different ways that items from our environment can be turned into beautiful crafts, and how man-made materials can be transformed into something useful and beautiful that preserves our natural environment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project is involved in educating the public on how to conserve and protect our natural resources. 

Camping reservations for Shady Creek and Clark’s Ferry Campgrounds can be made by calling ReserveAmerica at 1-877-444-6777 or by visiting the website

Shady Creek Recreation Area is located between Muscatine and Davenport, along Highway 22, about 10 miles east of Muscatine, Iowa. Clark’s Ferry Recreation Area is located 5 miles east of Shady Creek Recreation Area on Highway 22.  For more information contact the Muscatine Park Rangers, 1611 Second Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa 52761. They may also be reached by phone at (563) 263-7913 or by email at