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Honey Creek State Park

General Information

Address:

12194 Honey Creek Pl.
Moravia, IA 52571

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GPS Coordinates:

°40.86111 °-92.93611

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Phone:

641-724-3739

Park Website:

www.iowadnr.gov

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Size:

828 Acres

Overview:

Honey Creek State Park offers rolling, wooded hills that serve as a backdrop to Rathbun Lake, one of Iowa's largest lakes. Congress authorized the construction of Rathbun Lake in 1954 because south central Iowa's Chariton River Valley was susceptible to flood and drought problems. The dam was completed in 1969 u the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The lake provides flood protection for 149,300 Acres of land along the Chariton RIver.

Visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities like biking, bird watching and camping and can have fun on the lake by doing things like jet skiing, fishing, and kayaking.

Fees, permits, and reservations may apply.

Honey Creek State Park

Honey Creek State Park

Hikers in Honey Creek State Park can enjoy five miles of multi-use trails and the Woodland Interpretive Trail, in which visitors can learn about the 11 ancient Woodland Indian mounds left behind by early inhabitants of the area. Displays about Honey Creek's history are found in a shelter at the beginning of the trail.

Turkey Run Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

N/A


Hickory Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

N/A


Resort Point Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

N/A


Owl Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

N/A


Blue Grass Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

N/A


Deer Run Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

N/A


Eagle View Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

N/A


Bay View Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

N/A


Single Use Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

0.2 miles


Squirrel Run Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

0.2 miles


Indian Mound Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

0.4 miles


Biking

Biking

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Boating

Boating

Camping

Camping

Canoeing

Canoeing

Fishing

Fishing

Hiking

Hiking

Interpretive Programs

Interpretive Programs

Kayaking

Kayaking

Overnight Stays

Overnight Stays

Picnicking

Picnicking

Playground

Playground

Sailing

Sailing

Waterskiing

Waterskiing

Cabins

Cabins

Campsites

Campsites

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing

Running

Running

RVs

RVs

Snow Mobiling

Snow Mobiling

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Youth Group Camping

Youth Group Camping

Archaeological Sites

Archaeological Sites