Lake Orient Recreation Area

Lake Orient Campground
Lake Orient Campground
Henry A Wallace Marker

This 24-acre lake offers fishing, camping with electricity, showers. flush toilets, tornado safe room, shelter houses, a playground, horseshoes, and a walking trail. Orient Lake provides recreation for visitors of all ages.
A marker commemorating Henry A. Wallace is located in the park. Wallace was born near Orient and served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Vice President, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce

For Campground information click Lake Orient camping info


Lake Orient is located one mile west on Highway 25 of Orient, Iowa, at 3103 Orange Avenue.


  • 24 acre lake located with an 86 acre park.
  • easily accessable from Highway 25.
  • 22 trailer campsites with electricity.
  • new for 2017 - shower / tornado safe room
  • fishing
  • boat ramp
  • 2 shelter houses
  • 2 playgrounds
  • volleyball net
  • horseshoe court

Operating Hours & Seasons

The park is open all year.  Water and electric service is available in the campground from April 1 through October 30. Shower / tornado safe room open mid April to mid October. The campground is open from November 1 through March 30 with no electric or water service.  The park is open 24 hours a day with quite hours from 11 PM to 7 AM each night.


  • The campground electricity and water services are turned off during the winter season from November 1 to March 30
  • Shower building / tornado safe room closed for winter from mid October to mid April