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Address: 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, Council Bluffs, IA 51542
Phone Number: 712 545-3283
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Backcountry camping

Hitchcock is my go-to for backcountry camping. There are a handful of campsites to choose from; High point and Hueneme pond sites are my 2 favorites. Make sure to register at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2016
Drew M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the blazing heat actually prevented us from staying overnight, we did love the grounds at the Hitchcock Nature Center! There were well-maintained primitive campsites with grills and picnic tables, as well as natural shade... Hikes themselves come in many different tract levels; the views can be soaring! The observation tower is a nice touch with a sweeping view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Hitchcock is my go-to for backcountry camping. There are a handful of campsites to choose from; High point and Hueneme pond sites are my 2 favorites. Make sure to register at the trailhead to let others know what sites are available.

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Thank Drew M
Omaha, United States
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

This is the my favorite destination for photography and nature. There is always interesting programs for the young and old, hawk watching, especially in the fall with migration. A forty foot tall tower provides excellent views for miles in every direction. The people manning the tower during migration are always willing to share their expertize as are the rangers and... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A wonderful place for a hike in the Council Bluffs area. Also handicap accessible for walks. Great place for bird watching too. Various trails and a visitors center and observatory over looking the Missouri Valley where you can see lots of hawks and even Eagles, love it.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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297 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Hitchcock has many well maintained and well marked trails. There are miles of easy trails on which you will see families with kids, intermediate trails with some moderate climbs and advanced trails which have some tough up and down terrain. There is even a very long boardwalk trail through the woods, with rails, that even the youngest or oldest can... More 

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Treynor, Iowa
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Great place to spend the day or longer if you have the time. Beautiful views, friendly staff. Plan on spending more time next Spring and possibly camping there.

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Thank Barbara H
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

It was so beautiful all over the nature center. We did a hike through the bluffs and even got to witness some controlled burning they were doing to help the parks natural prairie. Make sure you go to the top of the lookout tour!

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Thank Magsfm
Minden, Iowa
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Great place for hiking! Trail maps at each trail intersection. The trails are marked beginning to advanced. The lodge is super cool with activities for kids of all ages! Staff is knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Check out their website as they often have educational programming throughout the week and weekends for the family or kids.

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Thank Katie A
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This park includes over 800 acres of Loess Hills forest and prairie. A great interpretive center, camping area, and hiking trail system. A tremendous family placed.

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irisrose
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed a couple of nights visiting family in Omaha. Seemed like choices of RV parks was slim around the north and east end of Omaha so we decided to go a little further and try Hitchcock. So glad we did. We stayed midweek and there was hardly anyone there. There are no reservations but since there wasn't many there,... More 

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