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Hannen Lake Park

Hannen Lake - Sunset at Hannen Park
picnic area - Covered picnic area located near the beach parking lot at Hannen Lake
View of lake - View of lake and swimming beach
Shelter - Hickory Hill Shelter at Hannen

Campig along lake - Campers enjoy lakeside site
Cabin - Rental cabin at Hannen
Fishing pier - Fishing pier at Hannen
Campers - Camping trailers at Hannen

Solitude - Solitude in an Iowa park
Hillside Restoration - Restoration projects: Hillside Autumn Olive removed to restore natural prairie landscape
Lake view at Hannen - View of lake from shore
Orchids in bloom - Showy Orchids are among the early bloomers at Hannen Lake. Look for these delicate flowers in early May on the north facing slopes or moist shaddy areas in the park.

Hannen Park:

Located in beautiful southern Benton County (Southwest of Blairstown), Hannen Park is a wonderful get-away to spend a day fishing and swimming or an ideal location for your next vacation. Nestled on 180 acres, Hannen Park is surrounded by a 50 acre lake, and is recognized as the first county conservation built (man-made) lake in the state of Iowa.

Recently acquired adjacent property:
BCCB recently acquired 40 adjacent acres to Hannen Park through a generous donation and a grant from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation,

RV Friendly Campground!  Easy access and large footprint.


Hannen Park

1949 Benton Iowa Rd

Blairstown, IA 52209

(319) 454-6382

Find us in East-Central Iowa:

From Cedar Rapids: ~30 miles W

From Des Moines: ~55 miles E

US-30: ~8 miles S (near Blairstown)

I-80: ~12 miles N


Hannen Park:

  • 180 acre park (rolling hills, tree-lined trails, and prairie and wetland restoration projects in progress)
  • 96 Campsites (with electric)
  • Shower facilities (hot/cold water)
  • Rustic Cabin
  • 50 acre fishing/boating lake
  • Boat ramp
  • Fishing (Iowa DNR color contour map of Hannen Lake (pdf): Map)
  • Fishing piers and jetties (shoreline fishing) - piers are ADA accessible.
  • Swimming beach (no lifeguard on duty)
  • Picnic areas
  • Shelters
Iowa DNR Fish & Fishing webpage: DNR Link

Park Ranger - Logan Hahn

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