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Lake Icaria

Boating Boating at Lake Icaria

1 1/4 miles ski zone
5 boat ramps
No inboards, jet skis or jet boats allowed.
Outboards and inboard-outboards only.
Boat and dock rentals... Check out Bobbers Down Marina for all your boating needs...                        Call 641-322-5234 or Email:

Cabins Cabins at Lake Icaria

Lake Icaria features cabins and cottages designed to provide a camping experience in which you do not need to pull a unit or pitch a tent.

14 log-style cabins are rustic getaways. There are sleeping cabins with an outdoor area facing the lake, 5 of the 14 cabins are handicap accessible and 6 of them are full-service with a kitchenette and private shower/restrooms. Each cabin sleeps six and is equipped with bunk beds (twin over full), a loveseat, refrigerator, microwave, heater A/C unit, broom, mop, bucket, picnic tables, stand-up charcoal grill, fire pit and water hydrant. Price range $85 to $135 per night. 

You can also find 2 large family style handicap accessible cottages with all the amenities of home... Over 1800 sq ft with 3 bedrooms (beds for 10), 2 bathrooms, laundry, stocked kitchen with an island and dishwasher, linens, large dining table, 2 living areas with TVs, a fireplace, a game area, a very large covered deck, picnic tables, fire pit, a standup grill and docks. Prices are $2000 per week May thru September, $300 per night October until December and April, and $150 per night January through March. 

Reservations: Click here for more information.

Camping Camping at Lake Icaria

Two campgrounds on the south side of the lake: Timber Ridge (reserved on-line or first-come, first-serve) is well shaded and surrounded by mature trees with direct trail access to the beach. Lake View (first-come, first-serve only) is surrounded by water on three sides with dock access.

Our campgrounds offer full service, electric/water, electric and non-electric sites ranging in price $15 to $35 per night, playgrounds, dump stations, showers, restrooms and more.

Our 14 cabins are in Lake View campground and our lake front cottages are on Cottage Cove Rd.

Disc Golf Disc Golf at Lake Icaria
We have an 18 cage Disc Golf play area between the Marina and Beach. Test your skills with this family friendly activity as you enjoy the walk and views. Play any part of the course or take the challenge of the entire field.
Education Education at Lake Icaria
To schedule an education session, contact the Park office at 641-322-4793.
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Lake Icaria

Cabins, cottages, camp sites, shelters, docks and boats are available for rent.
Family 10 person Cottage Cabins as well as 14 of our 6 person Cabins with or without bathrooms are available for rent. Campsites can be reserved at Timber Ridge Campground, full service or electric/water. Picnicking is available at various locations and 4 of our larger open air Shelters are reservable.

Boats, docks, dry docks and boat slips are available to rent at Bobbers Down Marina (641)322-5234

Reserve cabins, campsites and shelters at this website!

Click here or see facilities tab at left for more information.

Explore Lake Icaria during the season for all senses, FALL. The feel of cooler temperatures after a long summer. A warm, visually pleasing palate of reds, oranges and browns. The taste of pumpkin spice in everything. Put on your cozy sweater and gain happiness when you walk outdoors and hear the crunch of the fall leaves. Explore Lak Icaria!
Fishing Fishing at Lake Icaria

Lake Icaria has 650 acres of water teeming with large mouth bass (15" minimum length), walleye, bluegill, crappie, wipers and catfish. There are several 5 mile per hour no wake zones for fishing and over 100 fishing structures which include brush piles, stake beds, rock piles and more. Fish from a boat, handicap fishing pier, numerous docks, one of many jetties or shoreline, access is excellent. Fishing is a year round sport...don't forget the lake for ice fishing!                                                                                    

Click here for a link to the DNR Iowa Outdoors
Visit or call the Bobbers Down Marina for all your fishing needs...641-322-5234

Historic Visits Historic Visits at Lake Icaria

Visit historic sites around Lake Icaria. Click here for more information.

  • Johnny Carson Birthplace
  • Adams County House of History
  • Icarian Village
  • Corning Opera House
  • Kline Museum
    Hunting Hunting at Lake Icaria
    The DNR and Adams County Conservation Board have established a permanent Canada Goose population at Lake Icaria.  Check for refuge line boundaries.  1200 acres of land surrounding the lake provide hunting. Quail, dove, pheasants, deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl are major fall sports. 
    Other Activities Other Activities at Lake Icaria

    Visit other places in the Corning Area.

    Click here for more information.

    • Aquatics Center
    • Corning Theatre
    • Corning Center for the Fine Arts
    • Adams County House of History
    • Icarian Village
    • Adams County Speedway
    • Kline Museum
    • Corning Opera House
    • Antique and Specialty shops
    • Other local events


    Picnicking Picnicking at Lake Icaria

    Lake Icaria offers many great locations for picnicking.  Whether you're looking for a shelter (of which 4 are reservable), a grassy spot to spread out a blanket or a stand-up grill and table. We have many locations with lovely vistas to choose from. See facilities for reservable shelter info.

    Swimming Swimming at Lake Icaria
    300 foot sandy beach, roped in swimming area, sand volleyball court, restrooms, shelters, picnic tables, grills and playground.
    Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Lake Icaria
    Over 6 miles of trails to choose from. Travel through open prairieover bridges and stairs through the timber or along the lake shore. Many areas for resting and viewing nature along the way.
    Winter Activities Winter Activities at Lake Icaria
    Ice fishing, hiking, hunting and year round cabins to rent are available at Lake Icaria in the winter.