Honey Creek State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 149
Number of Sites with Electric: 75
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 28
Honey Creek is a favorite camping destination. There are 149 modern campsites with showers, rest rooms and a trailer dump station. Twenty-eight of the sites have full recreation vehicle hookups (sewer, water, electricity), and 75 are equipped with electricity only. Electricity is available year-round in the campground and the shower building is heated in the winter. The full hookups, however, are closed during the winter. Advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Hikers enjoy the miles of multi-use trails and the Woodland Interpretive Trail. By following the interpretive trail one may learn about the early Indians who inhabited the area. Displays on the history of Honey Creek are located in a special shelter at the beginning of the interpretive trail.
Rathbun Lake is very popular with sailboaters, power boaters, water skiers and anglers. Crappie, walleye and channel catfish are available to challenge anglers. The park has excellent boat launching ramps and conveniently located fish cleaning facilities.
Visitors to Honey Creek State Park return often to enjoy the beautiful setting of 828 acres of rolling, timbered hills against a background of beautiful Lake Rathbun, Iowa's largest lake.
The rustic pine log camper cabins offer visitors a sense of pioneer lifestyle. The cabins have electricity, a covered porch and basic furnishings. Visitors must provide their own bedding, towels, cooking utensils and other camping items. Cabins are located near the campgrounds so cabin users will have use of the shower and toilet facilities. The cabins can be reserved online through the park reservation system.
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