Howell Station Recreation Area is located below the Red Rock Dam on the north side of the Des Moines River. Howell Station is the largest recreation area at the lake managed by the Corps, providing 143 campsites. This area has access to the Volksweg and other hiking trails, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, playgrounds and shower facilities. The park contains a select amount of first-come, first-serve sites (primarily located in the "Pilot Point" loop.
To make a reservation, please contact the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or on-line at www.recreation.gov. There is no additional reservation fee.