Saylorville Lake – Polk City, Iowa
The 5400 acre Saylorville Lake features a full service marina, two public swimming beaches, over 600 campsites, 24 picnic shelters, nature gardens and a Visitor’s Center near the dam.
In addition to providing flood control, this 26,000 acre project fulfills a truly multipurpose role. The reservoir provides a minimum downstream river flow for water supply and water quality during drought periods. Park Rangers actively manage the natural resources, conserving river, woodland, wetland, and prairie habitats.
The lake is used for fishing, boating, swimming, camping (around the lake, not in it), houseboating, wildlife observation and other activities. The park surrounding the lake is beautiful with a number of picnic shelters and campsites for those that wish to stay overnight at the park.
There are hiking trails, disc golf and hunting also available at the park.