Hillview Recreation Area

Camping at Hillview Recreation Area

Bur Oak Campground
Bur Oak Campground
Deer Ridge Campground

Hillview has 3 campgrounds, Deer Ridge, Bur Oak and Beaver Creek. The Deer Ridge Campground is accessible from Wren Road, while Bur Oak and Beaver Creek are accessed from the C60 entrance. All campsites are first come first served, with the exception of the last camping weekend when Halloween at Hillview takes over the park. Sites can be reserved for that weekend on the Tuesday after Labor Day. Call 712-947-4270 to make a reservation for Halloween at Hillview. 

Campers may not occupy a campsite site for more than 14 days during a 21 day period. 


All campgrounds are located at Hillview Recreation Area

Deer Ridge 25544 Wren Road  Hinton, Iowa

Bur Oak 25601 C60 Hinton, Iowa

Beaver Creek  25601 C60 Hinton, Iowa


Deer Ridge is a modern campground, with 27 sites with water and 50 AMP electric hook ups at each site. Campers with an ADA parking placard may use site 15. A modern shower house with restrooms, two camping cabins and a playground are also located in this campground. The fishing pond and swimming beach, as well as  a disc golf course and a number of hiking trails are located close to this campground as well.

Bur Oak has 18 campsites with electric hookups. Campsites are good for small campers, but larger units will have a hard time in this campground. The campsites are paved and roughly 40' x 10'. A vault toilet is available at this campground as well as a communal water hydrant. The elk enclosure, picnic shelter, Center for Outdoor Learning, and playground are all very close to this campground. The fishing pond and swimming beach are just a short walk or drive from Bur Oak.

Beaver Creek is a primitive campground, suitable for tents only. There is an upper camping area with a vault toilet and communal water hydrant, that is tucked into the oak timber. The lower camping area has a water hydrate near the parking lot and an outhouse near the campsites. Campsites are in an open area near creek. 


Halloween at Hillview

This event takes place the last full open weekend of the campground season in October. Campers can camp for free Friday and Saturday nights in exchange for handing candy out to kids trick 'r treating. Campers can reserve sites at Deer Ridge and Bur Oak campgrounds and are encouraged to decorate their campsites. Trick 'r Treating starts at 6pm Saturday and is done by 8pm. Park staff and volunteers have a variety of other activities happening throughout the weekend. To reserve a campsite, call 712-947-4270 on the Tuesday after Labor Day. 


Campgrounds are open from May 1st - October 14th.


Deer Ridge $20 a day - $120 a week if paid in full upon arrival
Bur Oak $15 a day - $90 a week if paid in full upon arrival
Beaver Creek $15 a day - $90 a week if paid in full upon arrival