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Clear Lake Lake Level: The drought of 2012 has caused the lake at Clear Lake to drop more than 2 feet. The beach at Clear Lake State Park is much larger than normal and is very shallow for a long ways out. You can still boat and fish on the lake but be aware of the low water conditions. Also be careful backing in your trailers at the local boat ramps. Low water has caused some people to drop their trailer axles off the end of the cement ramp.
Clear Lake State Park, IA
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DescriptionClear Lake State Park is located on the southeast corner of the beautiful 3,643 acre Clear Lake, one of the major outdoor recreation features of northern Iowa. Although the state park is only 55 acres, it offers a tremendous diversity of recreational opportunities due to its location on the lake as well as its natural beauty.
This park is characterized by rolling ground with open, mature groves of oak trees. Several small draws and thickets provide habitat for owls, squirrels, opossums, raccoons, rabbits, many species of songbirds and an occasional deer. Scenic Woodford Island is a 3 acre island managed primarily for wildlife habitat and is an excellent spot for fishing.
Clear Lake is a great place for fishermen throughout the year. The lake offers good fishing for walleyes, muskie, northern pike, bullheads, catfish, yellow bass, crappies, and other panfish. Boaters enjoy skiing, jet skiing, sightseeing, wind surfing and sailing.
A day-use lodge is located in the picnic area near the beach. Built in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration, this impressive historical facility is a great place for such group events as weddings, family reunions, company picnics, and other large group gatherings.
Clear Lake offers the small-town, welcoming atmosphere along with large-town attractions. Visit the legendary Surf Ballroom, the site of many performances and the last performance of Buddy Holly, or walk downtown along the brick sidewalks to shop the antique stores and boutiques. Plan a summer excursion aboard the Lady of the Lake or take a bike ride around the lake. McIntosh Woods State Park is located on the northwest portion of the lake.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Take exit 193 off of I-35. Head West on Hwy 106 until the first four-way stop. Take a left to the South on 8th Ave and follow for about a mile. Then take a right on 27th S. Follow until stop sign. Park entrance is right across the road. The address to the campground entrance is 6490 S Shore Drive.
Mailing Address:Clear Lake State Park
2730 S Lakeview Dr
Clear Lake IA 50428
Phone Number:Information: (641)357-4212