Willow Lake Recreation Area

Willow Lake beach
Willow Lake beach
Willow Lake
Playground at Willow Lake
Large Shelter at Willow Lake

Campground at Willow Lake
King Deluxe Cabin

Willow Lake Recreation Area consists of a 27-acre fishing lake with boat ramp access, fishing jetties, handicap fishing pier, 6 miles of prairie and woodland trails, campground with electricity, water and shower houses with restrooms (open April 1st through October 31st). There are also six rental cabins available-click on the facilities link on the left for more information or to make a reservation. Smart Trail interpretive signs using QR (quick response) codes allow users to learn about the Loess Hills and Iowa's natural resources. 


This 220-acre multi-use area is located 6 miles west of Woodbine, Iowa, on Easton Trail.


  • Campground with water and electricity (no dump station)
  • Shower houses with restrooms
  • Latrines
  • Rental cabins
  • Hiking trails
  • Swimming beach
  • 27-acre fishing lake; electric motors only
  • Boat ramp
  • Fishing jetties
  • Picnic shelters
  • Playground and playscape
  • Nature Center and Administrative Offices
  • Prairie and woodland habitats


Park gate is closed to vehicles January 31st to April 1st, walk in only.