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Hitchcock Nature Center Backcountry Camping

27792 Ski Hill Loop
Ph: 712-545-3283
Honey Creek, IA, 51542
Seeking abit more adventure in your camping experience?  Campers who prefer to "rough it" will enjoy the scenic backpack campsites that are located deep in the back country of the preserve.  Three different backpack sites available with registration at the main trailhead.


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
PHONE: (712) 545-3283

Backpacking sites are located off of these two trails:

Badger Ridge Trail: Hikers will saunter south along one of the most scenic ridges in the preserve to reach the beautiful camping spot that is located in one of Hitchcock's best prairie remnants.

Westridge Trail: Our most challenging hike, this trial takes hikers to the far reaches of the preserve and concludes with 2 awe inspiring backpacking sites with magnificent views of the MIssouri River Valley.



Back country sites- $5.00 per night per tent.

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Backpacking sites are open all year round.


None at the moment