People playing volleyball on the beach near Rathbun Lake at Honey Creek Resort
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Stop by the Front Desk of The Lodge on Rathbun Lake to get a bike, ask for maps or learn hiking tips. Or give us a call at 641-724-1450.

Outdoor Activities

With 16,000 acres of preserved forests, prairies, and peninsulas, Honey Creek Resort offers ample opportunities for outdoor exploration.

Explore miles of walking trails and paved bike paths, watch for wildlife, picnic by the lake, admire fall foliage, go sledding and ice skating (weather depending) in the wintertime, and let the kids run around at a playground. Bring your own bike or choose from a variety of bike options.


Biking is a great way to see the spectacular surrounding wilderness up close. The entire resort is bike-friendly, and the mild climate makes the experience even more enjoyable. Stop by the Front Desk, and a guest service representative will help you select a bike perfect for the type of riding you'd like to do. Bike options include:

  • Adult, family, and children's bikes
  • Mountain bikes
  • Tandem bikes
  • Kiddie carts
  • Child seats
  • Bike helmets of all sizes

Disc Golf

Disc golf player near Rathbun Lake at Honey Creek ResortHoney Creek Resort guests can enjoy the outdoors by playing three holes of disc golf. The golf baskets run from the Lodge on Rathbun Lake's Upper Terrace to the end of the point along Lake Rathbun. Golf discs can be picked up at the Front Desk from a guest service representative.


This is a great place to bring a family. The resort is super clean, and there are tons of activities to keep you busy.

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A group of friends prepare to use stand up paddleboards on Rathbun Lake

On-Site Programs & Activities

Stop by the Activities Building for hands-on educational programs and activities led by our on-site naturalist staff.

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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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