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Lakes

  • Rathbun Lake was constructed and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Located at Chariton River mile marker 142, approximately 7 miles north of Centerville, Iowa, in Appanoose County, it i...
  • Lost Island Lake is a 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) lake north of Ruthven, Iowa, United States....
  • Lake Red Rock, also referred to as Red Rock Reservoir is a reservoir formed by Red Rock Dam on the Des Moines River, about 55 miles southeast of the city of Des Moines, Iowa. The dam was completed in ...
  • East Okoboji Lake is a natural body of water, approximately 1,835 acres (7.43 km²) in area, in Dickinson County in northwest Iowa in the United States. It is part of the chain of lakes known as the I...
  • Coralville Lake is a reservoir formed by Coralville Dam, a dam on the Iowa River just upstream from the city of Coralville, Iowa. Construction started in 1949, was delayed by the Korean War, and final...
  • Clear Lake is the name of a natural body of water located in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa near Clear Lake, Iowa. It is approximately 3,684 acres (15 km2) in size. It is a popular fishing destination, with...
  • Carter Lake is a shallow oxbow lake in Nebraska and Iowa, located next to Omaha and Carter Lake. Soon after its formation the lake was called the East Omaha Lake, and then Lake Nakoma....
  • Clear Creek is a minor tributary of the Upper Mississippi River entirely contained within Allamakee County, Iowa. It enters the Mississippi into Navigation Pool 9 through the city of Lansing, Iowa. Io...
  • West Okoboji Lake is a natural body of water, approximately 3,847 acres (15.57 km2) in area, in Dickinson County in northwest Iowa in the United States. It is part of the chain of lakes known as the I...
  • The Volga River is an 80.7-mile-long (129.9 km) river in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is the major tributary of the Turkey River in the northeastern part of the state. The river runs through Fayette and...
  • Swan Lake is a 116-acre (0.5 km2) reservoir on an unnamed tributary of the Middle Raccoon River, just south and east of Carroll, Iowa. It is the southernn terminus of the Sauk Rail Trail, a path linki...
  • Big Spirit Lake is a natural body of water, approximately 5,684 acres (2,300 ha) in area, in Dickinson County in northwest Iowa in the United States. It is part of the chain of lakes known as the Iowa...
  • Lake Red Rock is found along the Des Moines River about 4 miles from Pella, Iowa. Like many Iowa lakes it is actually a 19,000-acre flood control reservoir in Iowa managed by the USCOE. At more than 5...
  • Iowa’s Lake Odessa is found in the Mark Twain Wildife Refuge in Louisa County. It is a 2,000-acre flooded bottomland lake, most of which is less than 6 feet deep. The Iowa DNR manages the ...

  • The Skunk River is a 93-mile-long (150 km) tributary of the Mississippi River in the state of Iowa in the United States. It rises in two branches, the South Skunk (185 miles (298 km) long) and the Nor...
  • Lake Minnewashta in Iowa is located just west of Chanhassen, Iowa. Lake Minnewashta Regional Park is a 340-acre park located on the shores of Lake Minnewashta. Recreational facilities thee inclu...

  • Saylorville Lake is a reservoir on the Des Moines River in Iowa. It is located 11 miles (18 km) upstream from the city of Des Moines, and 214 miles (344 km) from the mouth of the Des Moines River at t...