Rock Creek State Park – Kellogg, Iowa
This state park near Kellogg, Iowa, has one of central Iowa’s most popular boating lakes. Any size boat more may be operated on the 602-acre lake at “no wake” speeds. Dock spaces are available for rent at several places around the lake.
The park have several camping locations, the largest one—bordering the lake—has 232 campsites, modern restrooms and showers.
The lake has 15 miles of shoreline, its beach provides an excellent spot for sunbathing. Both from the shore and on the lake, anglers have many chances to troll or cast for such species as bass, crappie, cat fish, walleye, tiger muskie, and bullhead.
The deepest water in this artificially impounded lake is approximately 18 feet and the average depth is about 9 feet. The park is open for ice fishing during the wintertime.
Hiking, horseback riding, skiing, and snowmobiling are possible on a system of multi-use trails around the park. There is one open shelter that can be reserved; a playground area has been built near the large campground.
The park is a haven for many different species of wildfire. At the north end of the lake there is a game management area open for public hunting.
Thousands of teal, mallards, and bluebills migrating to and from their summer homes stop and rest in the solitude of Rock Creek. In winter, mallards may be seen near the spillway area where the lake is relatively free of ice. A variety of animals including white-tailed deer are often seen by park visitors.
Admission – Some fees may exist
Location: 630 Rock Creek West St, Kellogg, IA 50135
Directions – 6 miles northeast of Kellogg on County Road F27
Phone – (515) 236-3722