Acres of tall Iowa corn has hidden one of Osceola county's proudest places, Hawkeye Point, Iowa’s highest elevation at 1,670 feet.
For years the point has been a destination for visitors who have left old license plates from states like Pennsylvania and Arizona. The Point has been known chiefly to local residents and to the National Highpointers Association, which has a mission to preserve public access for the highest points in each state.
Live webcam from Hawkeye Point:
On February 28th, 2008 the Osceola County Board of Supervisors acquired seven acres of Merrill-Sterler farm surrounding Hawkeye Point. The County Board will respect Mr. Sterler’s wish to keep Hawkeye Point open to the public.
The Mc Callum Museum & Brunson House, located in Sibley, features more information about the origins of Hawkeye Point and the Sterler family.
Recent improvements include:
- Observation deck added to the existing silo.
- Walk-through "hands-on" history items displayed in the corn crib.
- Erected an informational kiosk and mosaic display located at the High Point.
- Provided amenities such as picnic tables, a shelter house and a restroom facility located in the campground area
- Electrical sites with crushed concrete pads.