Plenty of outdoor fun to be had at Honey Creek State Park
Monday, August 24, 2015
Honey Creek State Park, operated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, sits in a crook on the north side of Rathbun Lake in Appanoose County, Iowa. The park provides easy access to the lake, which covers 11,000 acres and is referred to as “Iowa’s Ocean.”
As the public has come to expect from state parks, Honey Creek gives visitors plenty of opportunity for communing with nature. There are 149 campsites at the park, including 28 with full RV hookups, 75 with electricity only, 42 are non-electric, 3 are walk-to, and 1 is for youth groups only. In addition, there are 4 rustic camper cabins.
Land-lovers can explore miles of trails through the park, following the Woodland Interpretive Trail to learn about the early inhabitants of the area. Lake-lovers can head to Rathbun Lake to fish, boat, waterski, or ride personal watercraft. Boat launch ramps and fish cleaning facilities are available at the park.
For large gatherings, the park has two open picnic shelters that can be reserved. Smaller picnic areas are found throughout the park for more intimate gatherings after a fun day enjoying nature.
To make your reservations at Honey Creek State Park, go to http://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/geode-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=IA&parkId=610104.