South Sabula Lake Park

View of South Sabula Lake
View of South Sabula Lake
Boat dock and ramp

Boat ramp
Parking lot for trailers
Picnic shelter, available for reservations

5/21/20 The campground and shower building are open. All sites are first come first served with no reservations being taken this season. Reservations previously made will be honored. 


Surrounded by water, this 14-acre park makes for an ideal spot for all water-related sports. A concrete boat ramp and public dock provide easy access to South Sabula Lake and the Mississippi River.


South Sabula Lake Park is located at the southern most end of South Avenue in Sabula. Take highway 52/64 into Sabula. Go south on Broad Street, which turns into South Avenue. Follow South Ave into South Sabula Lake Park.

Google Map Location
Additional maps at bottom of page

Jackson County Conservation
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
PHONE: (563) 652-3783


  • 39 Campsites: all have 50 amp electric and water service
  • Paved sites: # 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 32, 35, 39 
  • Camping Fees: $22/paved; $18/gravel
  • 15 sites are available for reservation (see facilities tab)
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Modern shower and restroom facility
  • Picnic shelter
  • Concrete boat ramp and public dock
  • Lake and river fishing
  • Handicap accessible facilities (campsite #19 is ADA accessible)
  • Dump station
  • Firewood for sale ($5/bundle)
  • Pets allowed (must be on a leash)
  • Playground
  • Youth group camping (see bottom of this page for Youth Camping Permit)
  • Non-registered camper shower fee $3
  • Non-registered camper dump station fee $3
Camping coupon books for 7 nights are available for just $99!

Purchase from our office, a park ranger or campground attendant.

Note: The rail bridge coming into the park has a maximum clearance of 12' 8" to be able to enter the park. The park will close when the water levels cover the entry road, approximately 17' of river height. 

All out of COUNTY firewood is prohibited unless clearly marked with the certification of being Emerald Ash Borer free. Please buy it where you'll burn it.

Reservations: Go to Facilities to make a campsite reservation. Reservations must be made 5 days in advance: if you'd like a site for Friday night, have your reservation made by Sunday night. Reservations must be made online.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Park is open April 1 - October 31.

Shower building is open April 15 - October 15 (water is turned off October 15 - April 15).

Park open to visitors 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM. Campers only after 10:30 PM.

Campground attendants are available May - September.


Park is closed November - March.