Schildbergs Recreation Area

Schildberg Recreation Area

Schildberg Recreation Area sits just northwest of Atlantic.  It consists of 3 big, beautiful lakes perfect for fishing.  Around the lakes is about one and half mile of hard surface trails.  The area is full native grasses and flowers and a variety of wildlife.  Schildbergs is one of Atlantic’s more popular spots and becoming more and more of a destination area.

Operating Hours & Seasons

6 am to Sunset

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Corner of Iowa Ave. and Buck Creek Rd., Atlantic, IA 50022

Schildberg Recreation Area


  • 3 Lakes
  • 1.5 miles of Hardsurfac Trail
  • Fishing dock
  • Boat access ramps
  • Buck Creek Dog park
  • Future modern campground
  • butterfly gardens, benches
  • multiple picnic areas


  • Picnicking
  • Fishing
  • Walking/Running
  • Cycling
  • Bird Gazing


  • Picnicking (Picnic Tables)
  • Hard Surface Trails
  • Doggie Waste Statios
  • Portable Toilet


No Shelters


  • Earth Day: April 22nd, 2016: Clean-Up at the Lake