Hawkeye Point adds new interpretive signs

New interpretive signs will soon be installed at Hawkeye Point thanks to a grant from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation.

Located just north of Sibley, Hawkeye Point is Iowa’s highest elevation at 1,670 feet.  Thousands of guests visit Hawkeye Point annually, and a log of visitors at the site includes individuals from all 50 states and several foreign countries.  

Earlier this year, Hawkeye Point was awarded a $2,000 grant from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation to help fund new signs that will add another engaging activity for visitors. 

One goal of the Hawkeye Point foundation is educating visitors about Iowa history and its agricultural past. The new signage will show images and explain the role that native grasses and wild flowers played in developing the deep, rich topsoil that made this region so productive. 

The new signs will provide photos and offer a description and history of the native grasses and wildflowers in the area around Hawkeye Point.

Earlier this year, a new live webcam was installed at Hawkeye Point thanks to funding help from the National Highpointers Foundation. To view the webcam, please click here: https://hawkeye-point.click2stream.com/

The Hawkeye Point campground, located just north of the high point, is included in the State of Iowa’s “99 Counties, 99 Parks” initiative. A selfie stick has been placed near the high point so visitors can take a selfie while visiting Iowa’s high point. Visitors are encouraged to share a photo and use the hashtag #ThisIsIowa. 

For more information:

Stephanie Neppl, Executive Director
Osceola County Economic Development Commission