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Hillview Recreation Area

Cabins Cabins at Hillview Recreation Area
There are two camping cabins available in the Deer Ridge Campground at Hillview Park.
Camping Camping at Hillview Recreation Area
Three campgrounds at Hillview offer a camping trip right for you.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Hillview Recreation Area
We have a small pond perfect for new paddlers to get used to the feel of their canoe/ kayak. Plymouth County Conservation has a 5 canoes for rental at Hillview Recreation Area. 
Disc Golf Disc Golf at Hillview Recreation Area
Come play a round of disc golf at our 9 hole course, constructed in 2019.  It has beautiful views and a has a great variety of elevation changes, water hazards, grassland, and timber.  Every hole is unique and keeps you guessing. We have nice concrete pads and bright orange baskets, you won't miss them.  
Education Education at Hillview Recreation Area
A large variety of educational activities take place at Hillview Recreation Area. School field trips, scout programs, campground programs, hikes, talks, clinics, and summer camps are just some of the activities offered throughout the year. See the 'Education' tab on the Plymouth County home page to view our Adventure Guide which lists all of our programs in Plymouth County. 
Fishing Fishing at Hillview Recreation Area
A 4 acre, stocked pond offers great fishing opportunities to young and old. Bluegill, largemouth bass, and channel catfish populate this small pond.  
Hunting Hunting at Hillview Recreation Area
The north side of Hillview is open to hunting from October 15th- January 10th. Prairie grasses and an oak timber make this area a good place to hunt pheasant and deer. You may construct a tree stand 7 days prior to OCTOBER 15TH until 7 days after the final day of that season.
Picnicking Picnicking at Hillview Recreation Area
A large picnic shelter is available on a first come first served basis (without electricity) or for rent (with electricity) on the south side of Hillview. The shelter has 18 picnic tables, electrical outlets, a water fountain, restrooms, and a water hydrant in the area. A large parking lot will allow picnickers easy access to the shelter. This shelter is perfect for a family reunion, graduation party, or wedding reception.

To reserve the shelter, call us at (712)947-4271. 

In addition to this shelter, a number of other picnic areas are spread out all over the park.
Swimming Swimming at Hillview Recreation Area
A swimming beach is available at the pond in Hillview.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Hillview Recreation Area
Hillview has a number of trails that can be short loops or can connect to other trails taking you on a long walk through the park. Trails wind through oak forests, prairies, and around the pond. The trails are the best places to observe the abundant wildlife in the park.  For a work-out that will test your will try out our new bike trail!
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Hillview Recreation Area
Tubing Hill
Cross Country Skiing