Map For Boating In Iowa
There are many places to go boating in Iowa
Boating opportunities abound in Iowa. There are lakes and rivers for large craft and smaller streams and ponds for smaller vessels. Some allow power boats, others only allow electric motors, each providing a unique experience. Fishing and other watersports are available at most boating lakes throughout the state - depending on time of year and state-defined seasons.
The state of Iowa has abundant fishing opportunities. Try your luck at some of these major lakes and impoundments.
Big Creek Lake is an 830-acre lake in Central Iowa.
Big Spirit Lake is a 5,700-acre lake in northwest Iowa.
Black Hawk Lake is a 950-acre lake in northwest Iowa 10.
Browns Lake (Bigelow Park) is a 580-acre lake in northwest IA.
Brushy Creek Lake is a 690-acre lake in north-central Iowa.
Clear Lake is a 3,700-acre lake in north-central Iowa at.
Coralville Lake is a 5,300-acre lake in east-central Iowa.
DeSoto Lake, aka DeSoto Bend Lake, is a 790-acre lake in west-central IA.
East Okoboji Lake is an 1,800-acre lake in northwest Iowa.
Five Island Lake is a 950-acre lake in northwest Iowa.
Lake Icaria is a 670-acre reservoir in southwestIA.
Lake MacBride is an 810-acre lake in east-central Iowa.
Lake Manawa is a 710-acre lake in west-central Iowa.
Lake Red Rock is a 15,200-acre lake in central Iowa.
Little River Lake is a 780-acre lake in south-central Iowa.
Little Spirit Lake is a 610-acre lake in northwest Iowa.
Lost Grove Lake is a 1,700-acre reservoir in eastern Iowa.
Lost Island Lake is a 1,260-acre lake in northwest Iowa.
North Twin Lake is a 450-acre lake in northwest Iowa.
Okamanpeedan Lake, aka Tuttle Lake, is a 2,360-acre lake in northwest IA.
Pleasant Creek Lake is a 400-acre lake in east-central IA.
Rathbun Lake is a 11,000-acre lake in south-central Iowa.
Rock Creek Lake is a 490-acre lake in central Iowa.
Saylorville Lake is a 5,400-acre lake in central Iowa.
Silver Lake (Palo Alto) is a 1,000-acre lake in northwest Iowa.
Storm Lake is a 3,200-acre lake in northwest Iowa.
Three Mile Reservoir is an 880-acre lake in south-central IA.
Trumbull Lake is a 1,180-acre lake in northwest Iowa.
Twelve Mile Creek Lake is a 630-acre lake in south-central IA.
West Okoboji Lake is a 3,850-acre lake in northwest Iowa.
Use the map below to locate lakes and rivers nearby major cities including Boone, Fort Dodge, Lamar, Sioux City, Spencer, Cedar Falls, Deborah, Dubuque, Mason City, Waterloo, Bedford, Des Moines, Hamburg, Indianola, West Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Iowa City, Mt Pleasant and Oskaloosa.
Use the navigation and zoom arrows to locate your area of interest in Iowa. Once you locate a specific area or city, zoom in closer and make note of bodies of water nearby. The scale on the map allows you to determine the length and width of the waterway and define its potential usability for boating with your particular watercraft. Always check with local water authorities for current lake levels.
Lakes and rivers in Iowa
Some of the lakes in Iowa include Big Spirit Lake, Clear Lake, Spirit Lake, Tuttle Lake, West Okoboji Lake, Backbone Lake, Cedar Lake, Lake Mills, Snyder Access Recreation Area, Volga Lake, Brushy Creek Lake, Lake Icaria, Lake Manawa, Little River Lake, Three Mile Lake, Coralville Lake, Lake MacBride, Rathbun Lake, Red Rock Lake and Saylorville Lake.
Navigable rivers include Floyd River, Little Sioux River, Cedar River, Shellrock River, Racoon River, Thompson River, Des Moines River and Skunk River.