Honey Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide


Honey Creek State Park features 828 acres of land with rolling hills and easy access to Lake Rathbun. Albia and Centerville are two of the closest cities, located within 24 miles of the state park. Neither of these nearby cities has a large population, setting the tone for a truly relaxing stay in the area. Honey Creek State Park is warm and humid in the summer and cold in the winter. If you want to plan your trip when the weather is at its best, schedule it for May, June, or September.

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Spring 28-72 F
Summer 61-86 F
Fall 29-76 F
Winter 12-36 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Honey Creek State Park

RVing is a wonderful way of enjoying Honey Creek State Park because you connect with nature without sacrificing a lot of your standard indoor comforts. You can rent an RV from RVshare if you're interested in trying the RV experience.

Honey Creek State Park Campground

Located at the park, Honey Creek State Park Campground is the most convenient place to park your RV. It costs $19 a night for full hookups during peak season, which runs from May 1 to September 30. During the off-peak season, a full hookup site is $14 a night. The campground has options in electric and non-electric hookups, too. Pets are allowed at some of the campsites. The campground has a dump station, boat ramps, fish-cleaning stations, modern showers, restrooms, and accessibility for those who have disabilities. Honey Creek State Park keeps 25% of its campsites on a first-come, first-serve basis. The rest are available for reservations. Full hookups, however, are closed during the winter.

Honey Creek Resort

On the other side of the lake, there is a resort with an RV campground. At Honey Creek Resort, you can go golfing, play at the water park, build a campfire, and eat at Rathbun Lakeshore Grille. Available water sports on the lake include stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking, and water skiing. If you plan on building a campfire, you must use wood from Iowa due to strict state regulations. You can buy firewood at the resort. Some of the campsites allow up to two dogs that weigh 80 pounds or less. You're required to pick up their waste. Dogs need to be secured when you aren't watching over them. The resort also states that the dogs cannot disturb other campers. RV camping at the resort is around $49 a night. You'll be charged an extra $25 a night for pets with a maximum of $100 a week.

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What to Do at
Honey Creek State Park

Inside Honey Creek State Park

Walk through the Woodland Interpretive Trail to learn about the Native Americans who used to live in the area. There are some history displays at the beginning of the trail, too. Honey Creek State Park has open picnic shelters in scenic areas with a beautiful view of the lake. You can reserve an open picnic shelter with Honey Creek State Park to ensure that you and your group can enjoy the scenic view during your picnic. Other fun activities available at Honey Creek State Park are boating, fishing, kayaking, water skiing, canoeing, snowmobiling, bicycling, and bird-watching.

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How to Get to
Honey Creek State Park

Traveling along 160th avenue takes you straight to Honey Creek State Park. 160th Ave will turn into Honey Creek Pl once you're at the park. Some of the highways you may have to take to the state park if you're coming from the eastern side of the U.S. are I-64W and I-80W. Other highways leading to Honey Creek State Park include I-70W, I-74W, and US-34W. Those coming from the West Coast may be taking I-40E, I-15N, or I-90E.

Entering Honey Creek State Park

Honey Creek State Park is open year-round for camping and day-use activities. Reservations can be made ahead of time using the park's online reservation system. 

Honey Creek State Park RV's up to 90 Feet

$6-$19 per night

Honey Creek State Park is great for picnicking, hiking, learning about the region, and engaging in water activities on the lake. RVshare enjoys hearing the stories of your trips to state parks. When you upload your photos of your trip to Honey Creek State Park, tag us on social media or email us at [email protected]. We may feature your photos on our social media pages or blog.