Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park

Canoeing & Kayaking at Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park

Big Sioux River
Big Sioux River
Pond and Prairie

Bring your own canoe or kayak to launch from our boat ramp into the Big Sioux River, or make a reservation and use one of ours.

Canoes and kayaks available for rental by reservation from the Oak Grove Park. Must be able to do own transportation of watercraft, along with drop off and pick up of renters.


Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
4051 Cherry Ave
Hawarden, IA 51023

Canoe or Kayak rental: 712-552-1047


  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp Access to the Big Sioux River
  • Boating (river)
  • Camping (50, 30, 20 amp)-fee charged
  • Camping Cabins (seasonal) - reservation only
  • Canoe & Kayak Rental
  • Dump station and water refill for campers
  • Enclosed Shelters (rental)- fee charged
  • Environmental Programs
  • Fishing/Ice Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking Trails- groomed/blaze your own
  • Modern Restroom Facilities- open seasonally
  • Open Air Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground Equipment- Deer Run Campground
  • Tent Camping Sites- fee charged
  • Winter Activities


Park is open daily 7:00 am- 10:30 pm


Canoes and Kayaks
$10- Half Day (4 hours and under)
$18- Full Day (4 hours plus)
All prices are per watercraft.