Willow Lake Recreation Area

Large Shelter Willow Lake

King Deluxe Cabin
Red Oak Camping Cabin
Nature Encounter Center

Shower House With Restrooms

Conservation Education

Playscape at Willow Lake
Handicap Camping Site Next to Shower House
Playground at Willow Lake
Small Shelter Willow Lake

Featured Events
»   Harrison County Fair Parade and Booth
July 28 - July 28, 2018   12:00 - 4:00 PM
»   Movie in the Park
August 18 - August 18, 2018   9:00 - 11:00 PM
»   Owl Prowl
August 25 - August 25, 2018   7:00 - 8:00 PM
»   Nature Tots: Very Busy Spider
September 8 - September 8, 2018   10:00 - 11:00 AM
»   Creepy Campground
October 13 - October 13, 2018   3:00 - 5:00 PM
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Willow Lake Recreation Area consists of a 27-acre fishing lake with boat ramp access, fishing jetties, handicap fishing pier, 6 miles of prairie and woodland trails, campground with electricity, water and shower houses with restrooms (open April 1st through October 31st-WEATHER DEPENDENT). There are also six rental cabins available-click on the facilities link on the left for more information or to make a reservation. Smart Trail interpretive signs using QR (quick response) codes allow users to learn about the Loess Hills and Iowa's natural resources. 


This 220-acre multi-use area is located 6 miles west of Woodbine, Iowa, on Easton Trail.


  • Campground with water and electricity (no dump station)
  • Shower houses with restrooms
  • Latrines
  • Rental cabins
  • Hiking trails
  • Swimming beach
  • 27-acre fishing lake; electric motors only
  • Boat ramp
  • Fishing jetties
  • Picnic shelters
  • Playground and playscape
  • Nature Center and Administrative Offices
  • Prairie and woodland habitats


Park gate is closed to vehicles January 31st to April 1st, walk in only.