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

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


  • 39 campsites (all with electricity, 25 with water hook-up)
  • Paved sites are: #6-#12, #14, #19 (handicapped), #20, #23, #26, #27, #32, #35 & #39; paved pads are all 35 feet long
  • Camping fees: $20/paved; $17/gravel
  • 15 sites available for reservation (see facilities)
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Modern shower and restroom facility
  • Picnic shelter
  • Concrete boat ramp and public dock
  • Lake and river fishing
  • Handicap accessible facilities
  • Dump station
  • Firewood for sale ($5/bundle)
  • Pets allowed (must be on a leash)
  • Playground
  • Youth group camping (except from Memorial Day through Labor Day) (See below for 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. 

Amenities Map

Operating Hours & Seasons

Park is open April - October. 

Shower building is open April 15th through October 15th.

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