Welcome to beautiful Hardin County!
Hardin County is a hidden gem in the middle of Iowa farm country. We have many fantastic areas for you to get outdoors and explore recreation opportunities. Whether you're into bird watching or geocaching, canoeing or hunting, shopping or dining, Hardin County has something for everyone.
While you’re here, be sure to check out the museum at the Calkins Nature Area, complete with a renowned Native American Artifact Collection and several other amenities. You are going to want to see the Sac and Fox Overlook with its impressive views or spend a weekend in one of our cozy log cabins near Steamboat Rock.
Scenic & Inviting Communities
With quiet, friendly little towns and businesses, we’re sure you’ll want to visit all that the communities in Hardin County have to offer.
The Home of Pine Lake State Park welcomes visitors to explore Eldora and the surrounding Greenbelt area. Camping, fishing, canoeing, and hiking are just some of the activities you can enjoy while exploring Pine Lake. Take a walk on the miles of trails around the lake dam or stay in a cozy camping cabin. Take a break and visit town where you can swim in the Eldora Aquatic Center after visiting the Welcome Center at the east end of town. Walk along the historic downtown and dine at the Ahoy Fountain for lunch or grab a bite to eat while bowling at Eldora Bowl.