Willow Lake Recreation Area

Education at Willow Lake Recreation Area

The new Willow Lake Nature Center opened September 1st, 2023. There is no entrance fee and it has interactive exhibits all about water, watersheds, wildlife, and habitats. There are interpretation signs on the trails and Smart Trail interpretive signs using QR (quick response) codes allow users to learn about the Loess Hills and Iowa's natural resources.


It is located 6 miles northwest of Woodbine on F20L (Easton Trail).


Parking lot. 


Park gates closed to vehicles January 31st to April 1st, walk-in only.