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Saylorville Lake
5600 NW 78th Ave
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: (515) 276-4656

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NOTICE: Many states are discouraging or banning movement of firewood to control spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Not bringing wood from home to your campsite and not taking unused wood you procure while camping home with you is recommended -- required in some states. Check the following website to learn more:

See the Saylorville Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: 2.4 miles and becomes Hwy 415. Continue on Hwy 415 N to the lake area.
From I-35/80: Take Exit 127 to Highway 141 N. Take Highway 141 N approximately 6 miles to exit 148 which is NW Saylorville Drive or Hwy 415. NW Saylorville Drive will lead into the lake area.

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Factoid: The Saylorville Lake Project is 26,000 acres, which stretches for over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. A wide variety of recreational activities are available including fishing, picnic areas with group shelters, boat launches, an accessible fishing pier, river fishing, hunting, and a 24-mile paved, multipurpose trail used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking, and in-line skating.

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Recreation areas 1 - 20 of 34 at Saylorville Lake

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Acorn Valley Recreation Area  Link ro reservation at   $ E N G D   X         X   H
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Big Creek Lower Spillway                    
Big Creek State Park       X X C P A GS X BE S CC M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Big Creek Upper Spillway                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Bob Shetler Recreation Area  Link ro reservation at   $ E D   X X   C A GS X    
Butch Olofson Shooting Range                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Cherry Glen Boat Ramp   $       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Cherry Glen Campground  Link ro reservation at   $ E D   X         X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Cherry Glen Picnic Area  Link ro reservation at   $             A GS X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Control Tower Fishing Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Cottonwood Recreation Area  Link ro reservation at   $           P A GS X   W
County Road E57 Access       X           W
Equestrian Center             GS     Q
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Highway 210 Access       X           W
Highway 30 Access       X           W
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lakeview High Water Boat Ramp   $       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lakeview Recreation Area   $       X     A        
Lincoln Access       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Neal Smith Trail                   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Oak Grove Beach   $                 BE M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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