Big Sioux Recreation Area

Camping at Big Sioux Recreation Area

Eagle View Campground
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.


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 from 7 am - 10:30 pm. Campground open seasonally from mid April to mid October.


Campgrounds closed mid October- mid April.


Entrance fee for vehicles upon entering the park. $20 annual pass or $5 day pass.

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