Group of people enjoying the kayak rentals on Rathbun Lake from Honey Creek Resort

On-Site Programs

We offer a variety of engaging, educational programs led by our on-site naturalist and activities staff.

Winter Operational Update

Honey Creek Resort, Rathbun Lakeshore Grille, and The Preserve Golf Course are currently closed for the winter season. The anticipated re-opening date is April 14, 2023.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to returning to full operation.

Delaware North Parks and Resorts at Honey Creek

Naturalist Programs

Join naturalists for guided hikes, meet live animals, listen to stories by the campfire, and enjoy nature-themed crafts and games. Check out our activity schedule to see what programs may be offered during your stay.

Available daily from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Activities Building

Stop by the Activities Building to chat with a naturalist and check out interactive exhibits. The Activities Building was designed by Iowa State University students to be a net-zero-energy facility, using solar and wind energy and efficient appliances. Check front entry way for programming.

  • Fridays: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Labor Day Weekend Hours:

  • Friday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Events Calendar

Throughout the year, we host numerous festive seasonal and holiday-themed events for our guests. Check out our events calendar to see what events are offered during your stay.

Self-Guided Activities

We'll give you all the tools and tips you'll need to get the most out of your visit.

Lending Library

Want to get cozy indoors? Check out a board game or find a good book at our lending library, located in the business center.

Self-Guided Hike

Strike out on your own or with a buddy to enjoy a self-guided hike on our Savannah Ridge Interpretive Trail.


Beautiful location, lots to do and very good customer service from a wonderful staff!

More Things To Do

Group of friends playing volleyball on the beach at Honey Creek Resort

Outdoor Recreation

Honey Creek Resort offers ample opportunities for outdoor exploration.

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Golf course view at Honey Creek Resort's The Preserve on Rathbun Lake

The Preserve Golf Course

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

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A kid plays at Buccaneer Bay, Honey Creek Resort's indoor water park

Buccaneer Bay Indoor Water Park

Whatever the weather outside, it's a tropical party at our Buccaneer Bay Indoor Water Park.

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