We go camping at Breezy Bay and it’s our favorite. We tent camp, so the modern bathrooms (with showers!!) is a huge plus. The spots are some of the biggest we’ve seen at any campground, so there aren’t many and it’s almost always quiet. Lots of trees for shade but the lake has trails and a swimming beach with watercraft rentals. Truly a hidden gem in central Iowa!
About half of the camping spots are now reservable online, the rest are first come. The park is well established with plenty of trees for shade. The lake isn’t large but does provide space for canoeing, kayaking and small fishing boats (only trolling motors allowed). The shower house and restroom was new in 2017, is large with private shower rooms and serves as a tornado shelter. This is our second year camping and so far this is our favorite campground!
This campground is great now that you are able to make reservations online! They have a small "lake" that is great for swimming, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Rentals for paddle boats, water bikes, kayaks and canoes are available during the summer for a reasonable price. Small fishing boats are allowed on the lake with out gas motors.
The sites vary in size, all of them seem ample. The best sites, in my opinion, are along the lake. There are a few fishing and boat docks to use there.
Hickory Grove has several hiking trails where your are able to see many different animals. Sometimes they have goats out to contain some invasive plant species!