Sandy Hollow Recreation Area

This 116 acre area has been added to the Sioux County Conservation Board management plan in 2014. With the addition of this property there is a campground, swimming beach, fishing/boat access, and hiking trails. There is also open air picnic shelters available, along with an enclosed rental facility. Unique to this area is the outdoor archery range, and indoor archery range available with membership. New prairie has been planted in a portion of the park offering up a hiking trail system. The area is also attached to the City of Sioux Center’s paved walking/biking trail.

This park is one of two managed by the Sioux County Conservation Board that requires an entrance fee. Annual passes are good for the current calendar year and are $20 per vehicle. Additional passes are available for $10 per vehicle under the same household. Annual passes are valid at both the Big Sioux Recreation Area and Sandy Hollow Recreation Area. Day passes are also available at $5 per day.  ​


Located 1 mile East of Sioux Center on B40 or 400th Street.


  • BB gun Range (4H, Cadets, Boy/Girl Scouts, GEMS, Groups only, opened on Thursday nights during the winter for families)- fee charged 
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp Access to the pond
  • Boating (pond)
  • Camping (30, 20 amp electrical, some sites water and sewer)-fee charged
  • Canoe & Kayak Rental
  • Dump station and water refill for campers
  • Enclosed Shelters (rental)- fee charged
  • Fishing/Ice Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking Trails- groomed/blaze your own
  • Indoor Archery Range- fee charged
  • Modern Restroom Facilities- open seasonally
  • Open Picnic Shelters
  • Outdoor Archery Range
  • Picnicking
  • Playground Equipment- Campground
  • Winter Activities

Operating Hours & Seasons

Park is open year round from 7 am- 10:30 pm.

Must have valid vehicle pass upon entering the park.


Campground, modern restrooms closed mid October to Mid April.