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Lake Manawa State Park

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Gorgeous always:)

We enjoy lake manawa no matter the season.we were delighted to find literally 1000s of GIANT... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Louetta S
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Photo ops!

Want a great year round photo ops.? No matter the season..spring you will find eagles nesting... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Louetta S
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22 Jul 2018
“Gorgeous always:)”
19 Feb 2018
“Photo ops!”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1100 S Shore Dr, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7354
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to go somewhere where our dog could splash in the water a little and run around to get out some energy. The weather was nice and he had a blast in the water. Lots of picnic shelters and playgrounds. Bring your bug repellent,...More

Thank 171Scott
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoy lake manawa no matter the season.we were delighted to find literally 1000s of GIANT water lilies. Quiet places to sit, read, chat & photo ops.!! Also, a great place for eagle sightings!

Thank Louetta S
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Lots of water fun! Plenty of fishing, boating and swimming. Lots of shelters for picnics and a really neat playground for kids...and adults who are still kids at heart! Very peaceful, lots of wildlife and good trails to walk on. Beautiful place to go for...More

1  Thank shawnierhoades
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Was visiting Harrahs in Omaha , decided to take drive , 3 mile loop around lake , very nice homes on west side of lake, Saw deer ,turkeys.

Thank 236kevina
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Brought some of the boys out to this beautiful lake in hopes to rent something to get out on the water. Unfortunately the park office appeared to be permanently closed. Rentals were out of the question and I couldn’t even get bait or tackle which...More

Thank kevindkeene
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Want a great year round photo ops.? No matter the season..spring you will find eagles nesting, summer flowers & boaters. Winter enjoy ice and water fowl. 1 of our favorites. Always BEAUTIFUL.

Thank Louetta S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I saw at least 10-15 eagles in the trees and was able to take some excellent pictures of them. Can't wait to get a boat and camper co I can camp there in the summer!

1  Thank Amy S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've been here countless times over the last 15 years. It is fantastic for dusk drives and rides with the wife, and you usually catch some wildlife. Lot's of deer, raccoons, squirrels, and fox. The kids love getting the boat out on the lake here,...More

Thank AndrewG3741
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Ok, to be honest, I have never even dipped a toe into Lake Manawa. I have taken a few drives around and stopped at various locations within. There is a playground next to a pay beach. The sad thing about the playground is how dirty...More

Thank iowamel
Reviewed 23 December 2015

It is free to go to this park. It goes all the way around in a loop. Lots of different areas to turn off on. ex. park, beach, one way even goes off to the Missouri River. There is a bike/walking trail that is used...More

1  Thank Linda B
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Bobby S
10 June 2018|
Response from Louetta S | Reviewed this property |
I have no clue. We go their for photo ops., bird watching & relaxing. We are close & do not spend the night. Though Council Bluffs, ia. Has several nice hotels with in driving distance. Good luck.