Lake Red Rock

Lake Red Rock is Iowa’s largest lake with 15-to-17,000 square acres of surface water. Enjoy boating, hiking, camping, biking, fishing, birdwatching, and more across the area's parks and trails!



The lake is home to white bass, black bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, walleye, and many other kinds of fish. Fishing is open year-round, with opportunities during the winter to ice fish in many of the bays or fish open water under the dam.


View the US Army Corps of Engineers Lake Red Rock Hunting map to see where hunting is allowed in the area.

Lake Red Rock Public Hunting Map


Many parks are available at the lake: Fifield, Marina Cove/Red Rock Marina, Wallashuck, Ivans Recreation Area, Howell Station, North Overlook, North Tailwater, South Overlook, South Tailwater, Whitebreast, Elk Rock, Cordova Park, and Roberts Creek Park. Picnic shelters are available at several of these locations, some of which may be reserved by visiting or calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 877-444-6777. If shelters are not reserved, they are available free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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Category: Free, Recreation


1105 North Hwy T-15
Knoxville, IA 50138
(641) 828-7522

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