Hannen Park

Hannen Lake
Hannen Lake
picnic area
View of lake

Campig along lake
Fishing pier

Hillside Restoration
Lake view at Hannen
Orchids in bloom

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. 218 acres of woodland and prairie surround a 45 acre lake. This lake is recognized as the first county conservation 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) 560-9804

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:
  • 218 acre park (rolling hills, tree-lined trails, and prairie and wetland)
  • 83Campsites (with electric)
  • 3 Shower facilities (hot/cold water)
  • Rustic Cabin (Cedar Cabin)
  • 45 acre fishing/boating lake
  • Boat ramp
  • Fishing (Iowa DNR color contour map of Hannen Lake (pdf): Map)
  • Fishing piers and jetties (shoreline fishing) - one is ADA accessible.
  • Swimming beach (no lifeguard on duty)
  • Picnic areas
  • Shelters
Iowa DNR Fish & Fishing webpage: DNR Link

Park Ranger - Collin Strickland 319-560-9804