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.  Schildberg campground is now open with a full functioning bathhouse.  Take the family to one of Atlantic’s biggest and most updated playgrounds, conveniently located next to the campground.  Schildberg’s is one of Atlantic’s more popular spots and becoming more and more of a destination area.  

Operating Hours & Seasons

6 am to Sunset

Visit Get Directions

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

Schildberg Recreation Area


  • 3 Lakes
  • 1.5 miles of hard surface trails
  • Fishing dock
  • Boat access ramps
  • Buck Creek Dog Park
  • Modern campground
  • Butterfly gardens, benches
  • Multiple picnic areas & 4 shelters
  • Shower house
  • Waterless restroom


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


  • Picnicking (Picnic Tables)
  • Hard Surface Trails
  • Doggie Waste Stations
  • Restrooms
  • Campground with electrical & water hook-ups



Schildberg Recreational Area offers 4 shelters with picnic tables.