Willow Lake Recreation Area

Playground at Willow Lake
Playground at Willow Lake
Beach
Willow Lake
Large Shelter Willow Lake

Willow Lake campground
King Deluxe Cabin
Picnic Shelter
Red Oak Camping Cabin

Nature Encounter Center
Fishing Pier
Kayaking
Goose with goslings

Showerhouse
Snowshoeing
Trails
Conservation Education

Campground
Playscape
Handicap camping

Featured Events
»   Nature Tots: Wide-Mouthed Frog
April 24 - April 24, 2018  
»   Willow Lake Outdoor Day
May 5 - May 5, 2018   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
»   Kid's Fishing Day
June 2 - June 2, 2018   9:00 - 11:00 AM
»   Movie in the Park
June 23 - June 23, 2018   9:00 - 11:00 PM
»   Movie in the Park
July 14 - July 14, 2018   9:00 - 11:00 PM
»   Harrison County Fair Parade and Booth
July 28 - July 28, 2018   12:00 - 4:00 PM
»   Movie in the Park
August 18 - August 18, 2018   9:00 - 11:00 PM
»   Owl Prowl
August 25 - August 25, 2018   7:00 - 8:00 PM
»   Nature Tots: Very Busy Spider
September 8 - September 8, 2018   10:00 - 11:00 AM
»  more events
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. 

Location

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

Features

  • 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


Closures

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