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Lake Manawa State Park

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1100 S Shore Dr, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7354
+1 712-366-0220
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Fun Place!

I saw at least 10-15 eagles in the trees and was able to take some excellent pictures of them... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Amy S
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Ottumwa
Nice little lake and picnic area

I've been here countless times over the last 15 years. It is fantastic for dusk drives and rides... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Andrew G
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  • Very good44%
  • Average28%
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15 Jun 2017
“Fun Place!”
10 Apr 2017
“Nice little lake and picnic area”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1100 S Shore Dr, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7354
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+1 712-366-0220
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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 Andrew G
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
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This is quite a large area that offers lakeside play, hiking, biking and camping. It is worth a visit when in the Council Bluffs area. We will return another day to spend some time at this park.

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Nice Iowa State Park where you can tent camp lakeside for $6 and have hot showers, flush toilets and a campfire.

Thank mark m
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I say this in my title b/c all the main roads leading into this area are being closed or temporarily detoured b/c of all the road work being performed on at this time of year! Once you get here its okay. It offers over 1500...More

1  Thank Daniel B
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