Swan Lake State Park

West Gate Entrance
West Gate Entrance
Swan Lake Conservation Education Center
Back of the Education Center
Fish House

Kids Fishing Day at Swan Lake
Swan Lake Picnic Area
Paddleboats by the Lake
Trumpeter Swans

Bison near the Conservation Education Center
Swan Lake Camping Area
Trumpeter Swans Restoration
Bison at Swan Lake

Farmstead Museum
Canadian Geese at Swan Lake
Swan Lake Cabin (south)
Concession & Gift Shop (Memorial Day thru Labor Day)

Playground near South Shelter at Swan Lake State Park

Featured Events
»   Blank Park Zoo at Swan Lake State Park
May 25 - May 25, 2019   1:00 - 3:00 PM
»   Iowa's FREE Fishing Weekend!
June 7 - June 9, 2019  
»   5K Color Fun Run
June 8 - June 8, 2019  
»   5K Color Fun Run
June 8 - June 8, 2019  
»   5K Color Fun Run
June 8 - June 8, 2019  
»   Cricket Camp
June 11 - June 20, 2019  
»   Caterpillar Camp
June 25 - June 28, 2019   9:00 - 11:00 AM
»   Carroll County Naturally
July 10 - July 12, 2019  
»   Outdoor Journey for Girls
July 10 - July 12, 2019  
»   Junior Naturalist Campout
July 16 - July 23, 2019  
»   Outdoor Journey for Girls
August 1 - August 3, 2019  
»   Nature Explorers
August 6 - August 16, 2019  
»  more events

Swan Lake State Park is managed by the Carroll County Conservation Board. It is a 510-acre multi-use area, including 110-acre lake. The land was acquired by the Department of Natural Resources in 1933. In 1959, the Carroll Conservation Board signed a management agreement with the Department of Natural Resources receiving authority to maintain and develop the park. The lake is surrounded by wooded area home to deer, wild turkey, small mammals and a variety of birds; making this park popular for wildlife viewing.

Swan Lake State Park has the largest most diverse campground in Carroll County with 44 full-hook up sites including 20 long term sites, 46 electric and water sites, 22 electric sites and a large area for tent camping! Other amenities include two shower house, firewood and ice sales, campground shelter house (West campground shelter), dump station, boat rentals, and campground hosts.

Campground Hosts are located at the campground entrance (Sites 29 & 34) from Memorial Day through Labor Day to answer any questions you might have. In addition, CCCB has two Park Rangers that live nearby providing security to park visitors and campers. We currently have free wireless internet throughout the upper campground but will be upgrading this service in 2019!

We do not take reservations for camping. All CCCB campgrounds are on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions please check out our Campground rules and regulations or contact the Carroll County Conservation Office (M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm) at (712) 792-4614 or email office@carrollcountyiowa.org

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Location

22676 Swan Lake Drive

Carroll, IA 51401

Swan Lake is located two miles south and a half mile east of Carroll on 220th Street.



Features

Facilities available at Swan Lake State Park include:

  • 2 Camping Cabins
  • 2 Meeting Rooms in the Swan Lake Education Center
  • Open and Enclosed shelter houses
  • Fish House
  • Snow Shoe rentals
  • Kayak, Canoe, & Paddleboat Rentals at Swan Lake State Park (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
  • Canoe rentals on the Raccoon River (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
  • Playgrounds Gift Shop and Concession Stand
  • Walking, Hiking, & Biking
  • And much, much more!

To make a reservation at one of our facilities please contact our office at (712) 792-4614 or email office@carrollcountyiowa.org



Operating Hours & Seasons

Swan Lake State Park is open year round.

The Swan Lake Campground is open late April through mid/end of October, weather permitting.

Swan Lake Campground Rates:

Full-Hook up:                               $19 per night

Electric:                                       $16 per night

Non-Electric (tent camping):      $10 per night

Weekly Rate: $105 per 7 night consecutive stay

Camping Coupons: $105 (7 coupons)



Closures

The Swan Lake Campground closes mid/end of October through end of April, weather permitting.

The Swan Lake Concession Stand closes Labor Day – Memorial Day, Gift Shop is open by appointment only through the winter months.