Big Sioux Recreation Area

Biking at Big Sioux Recreation Area

Road way in Fall
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.


Big Sioux Recreation Area
84 W. 10th St
Hawarden, IA 51023


  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp Access to the lake
  • Boating (lake, no wake)
  • Camping (50, 30, 20 amp)-fee charged
  • Canoe, Kayak, Paddle board Rental
  • Dump station and water refill for campers
  • Fishing/Ice Fishing
  • Hiking Trails- groomed/blaze your own
  • Hunting-primitive weapon only, in marked location
  • Modern Restroom Facilities- open seasonally
  • Open Air Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground Equipment- Eagle View Campground
  • Winter Activities


Park is open daily 7 am - 10:30 pm.


Must obtain a vehicle pass upon entering the park. Annual passes are $20, or purchase a $5 day pass.