Honey Creek Resort
Honey Creek Resort State Park

Nestled on the shore of Rathbun Lake in southern Iowa, Honey Creek Resort State Park features a beautiful 105-room lodge and conference center, restaurant, cottages, water park, 18-hole golf course, beach and more. At Honey Creek Resort, set along the shores of Rathbun Lake in south-central Iowa, you'll enjoy the ultimate vacation destination. Cruise, jet ski, or kayak across the lake, splash around at our indoor water park, tee up at our 18-hole championship golf course, discover nature's wonders with our hands-on educational programs, indulge your taste buds at our restaurant, or head outdoors for endless adventures. When you've finished a day of exploring wide-open spaces, you'll also have a space that's cozy and just for you. Book your next vacation, meeting or family reunion today!

Exciting news for 2020, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Iowa State Parks system, and to celebrate, we are offering a special centennial rate of $100 plus tax per night for our Resort View Rooms! Available mid-week, all year long! Act fast to get your choice of dates and make your reservation today.

Honey Creek Resort State Park | Reservations

1. Biking

Free bike rentals are included in your overnight stay. It's a great way to see the surrounding wilderness up close.

4. Special Events

From live summer concert series to wine pairing dinners, kids events to golf tournaments, there is always something exciting happening at Honey Creek!

live events
7. Naturalist Programs

Join naturalists for guided hikes, meet live animals, listen to stories by the campfire and enjoy nature-themed crafts and games.

Naturalist programs
10. Aqua Park

Kids of all ages will love playing on 16 different inflatable components at our floating Aqua Park on Rathbun Lake, including slides, climbing walls, and more.

aqua park
2. Watercraft Rentals

Adventure on the lake awaits! Jet skis, pontoons, and ski boats are available as rentals daily throughout the summer.

Jet Skiing
5. Golf

Tee off at the 18-hole championship golf course, The Preserve at Rathbun Lake.

8. Dining

Whatever you're craving, and whatever the time of day, we have a course sure to satisfy you.

3. Indoor Water Park

Zoom down the two-story water slide, float down the lazy river, relax poolside, and soak in a hot tub (included in overnight stays.)

water park
6. Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Give in to your wanderlust and explore lake from the water the waters of Rathbun Lake (free rentals included in overnight stays).

9. Cottages

Pairing upscale interior design with all the comforts of home, each cottage includes a full kitchen, a deck with scenic views and a fireplace in the living room.