Hawkeye is a vibrant destination where families and businesses are central to the growth of our community. In the heart of the Upper Midwest, Hawkeye is just south of State Hwy. 18, and a few miles north of U.S. Hwy. 20 and east of U.S. Hwy. 63. The Mississippi River is 50 miles to the east. Ten miles east is the George L. Scott Municipal Airport, in West Union.
Visitors to Hawkeye may notice the natural resource-based economy active within the area. From the large agricultural co-op, to the wind farm, to the popular retail garden nursery, to the growing local food businesses, Hawkeye embraces its natural environment for long term resiliency.
Outdoor green space is important to the community. Hauth Park covers over seven acres and includes a walking trail, shelters, tennis courts, and a ball field. In the winter, the tennis courts are transformed into an ice skating rink, complete with a warming house. City Park, on Main Street, includes playground equipment and a gazebo. A few miles north, the 64-acre Gouldsburg Park is where the Little Turkey River and Crane Creek meet, offering opportunities for fishing, tubing and canoeing. This park’s campground is complete with a dump station, showers, flush toilets and 26 electrical hook-up sites. Also nearby is the Thelman Wildlife Area, just north of Hwy. 18. This is a 300-acre public hunting area featuring native grass plantings, a wetland, timber and crop ground for wildlife to prosper. Many visitors to Gouldsburg and Thelman find Hawkeye a convenient place for shopping, dining and fuel.
Hawkeye Fun Days in June draws hundreds of visitors to Hawkeye for a weekend of organized activities. The Hurd Museum is located in Hawkeye and houses a large collection of Hawkeye and farming memorabilia.
Invested in our youth, guided by our leaders and with citizens who are united in creating a comfortable community for anyone, Hawkeye soars above all others.