Big Sioux Recreation Area

Hunting at Big Sioux Recreation Area

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


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 Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground Equipment- Eagle View Campground
  • Winter Activities


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

Hunting permitted during regular hunting seasons, primitive weapons only.


Vehicle passes are required upon entering the park, annual $20, daily $5.