Turtle Camp is located near Thomson, IL, which is across the Mississippi River from Clinton, IA. The protected area is called the Thomson Causeway Recreational Area. It is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Turtle Campers sleep in tents on a campsite near the research area. Power, pay phones, refrigerators, freezers, flush toilets, and showers are all available at camp. In addition, a laundry mat, a library with internet, and a few food establishments are a short drive from the recreation area.