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Saylorville Lake In Iowa

Boating, camping and fishing at Saylorville Lake

Offering a wide range of boating activities, Saylorville Lake is a 5,400-acre lake in central Iowa, at Polk City. Boat ramps, rental boats and a marina assist the public with ways to navigate and enjoy this scenic waterway. No limitations are set for motorized boats, so all type boats are welcome here. Fishing boats, pleasure boat, pontoons, canoes and kayaks are all popular craft for experiencing Saylorville Reservoir. These waters contain healthy populations of bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch, hybrid stripers and northern pike. For anglers who enjoy fishing from the bank, there is good to excellent shoreline fishing along the 10 miles of shoreline, as well as a fishing jetty.

Saylorville Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Jester Park Campground - 515 323-5300

Acorn Valley Campground - 515 276-0429

Bob Shelter Campground - 515 276-0873

Cherry Glen Campground - 515 964-8792

Prairie Flower Campground - 515 984-6925

Saylorville Lake Map


Fish species found in Saylorville Lake include largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, hybrid striped bass and northern pike.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass Northern pike

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Local Contact Information

Saylorville Lake
Saylorville Marina
6170 N. W. Polk City Drive
Polk City, IA 50226
515 984-6541

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