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Big Sioux Recreation Area

 
Biking Biking at Big Sioux Recreation Area
The Big Sioux Recreation Area provides those looking for a place to ride their bicycles for an afternoon. Follow the gravel road through the campground and around the lake (a small portion of this area is a mowed walking trail.
Boating Boating at Big Sioux Recreation Area

The Big Sioux Recreation Area's 90 acres of surface water supplies boaters with ample room for a relaxing boat ride, and fishing activities.

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddle board or all three and take them out to explore the area.

All boating activities are no wake.

Camping Camping at Big Sioux Recreation Area
With a total of 35 camping sites in two separate campground. Sites offer water and electrical services (50, 30, and 20 amp), along with a portion of the sites offering sewer hook ups. Majority of the sites are gravel pads with gravel roadways, there are a few sites that have concrete pads. Modern restroom facilities are located in each campground.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Big Sioux Recreation Area
The Big Sioux Recreation Area contains 90 acres of surface water making it a peaceful spot to go canoeing and kayaking at. Bring your own canoe, kayak or paddle board or rent one of ours. Motorized boating is also allowed at no wake speeds.
Fishing Fishing at Big Sioux Recreation Area

With 90 acres of surface water located in this park there is plenty of room for shore fishing or take your boat along and fish from it. Fishing regulations are as posted or according to state of Iowa laws. There is also a handicapped fishing pier located on the south edge of the lake.

This area is a popular spot during the winter months for the locals that enjoy ice fishing.

Hunting Hunting at Big Sioux Recreation Area
Primitive weapon hunting is permitted at the Big Sioux Recreation Area in marked location only.
Other Activities Other Activities at Big Sioux Recreation Area

There is much to do at the Big Sioux Recreation Area in addition to the camping, fishing, swimming and hunting. During spring migration season this area provides a prime spot to watch many eagles travel through the site. During peak migration there is anywhere from 10-100 eagles that can be seen in a given drive through the park. There are many other migratory birds that pass through the area providing ample birding opportunities for all.

In addition to bird watching there is also playground equipment that is available to all park users located in the Eagle View Campground. There is plenty of open space for those wishing to play outdoor games while camping and enjoy the surroundings. There is an outdoor archery area available to those wishing to brush up on their skills prior to hunting season starting or just looking for a different place to practice. Targets are taken down during the winter months. Must provide your own bow and arrows.

Picnicking Picnicking at Big Sioux Recreation Area
The Big Sioux Recreation Area has ample room for those looking for a nice spot to picnic.  Throughout the park around the waters edges are multiple picnic table, fire rings and grills, open areas, and 2 larger open shelters.  All areas are available on first come first served basis.
Swimming Swimming at Big Sioux Recreation Area
Swimming is allowed at the Big Sioux Recreation Area. Swimming is at your own risk, the swimming beach is open during the summer months only according to park times or sunrise to sunset whichever occurs first.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Big Sioux Recreation Area
With the roadway making almost a complete loop around the waters edge this area provides a great retreat for those looking for a safe place walk. There is also groomed hiking trails located in portions of the park along with the chance to explore and blaze your own path.
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Big Sioux Recreation Area
The Big Sioux Recreation Area is a popular destination for those looking for a spot to go ice fishing for a day or afternoon. Bring the cross country skis o snowshoes along for an afternoon exploring the timber.
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