Willow Lake Recreation Area

Education at Willow Lake Recreation Area

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. The old nature center is permanently closed due to exhibit removal. The NEW Willow Lake Nature Center is currently under construction and expected to open in the spring of 2023.


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.