Activities

 
Cabins Cabins at Cordova Park

Cordova Park features seven modern cabins that are available to rent year round at two separate locations in the park, all with a great view of Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake at 15,000 surface acres.

For additional information on fees, reservations, amenities, maps, policies and location, click on the links below:

Cabin Listings

Printable Cabin Brochure

Camping Camping at Marion County Park

Marion County Park Campground has 101 camping sites available. Sites #1 - #24 and #39 - #70 are gravel pads with full hookups, 50 Amp electric service, water hookup and sewer provided, each site will have a picnic table and a fire ring. Sites #25 - #38 and #71 - #99 are gravel pads with 50 Amp electric service and water hookup provided, each site has a picnic table and fire ring, except sites #74 and #75, these sites have a shared fire ring.  Sites #A and #B are grass sites for non-electric tent camping, each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Shade on all campsites varies from moderate to limited.

   In the event of freezing conditions, the water to the campsites may not be on.
   Water will be available at a hydrant to fill tanks and the shower building will be

   available for use.
   Please note that the camping fees will not change in the event the water is

   off.

Non-electric campsites A - B and electric campsites #1 - #30 are non-reservable, available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Electric campsites #31 - #99 are reservable sites.
For campsite listing. Click on:   Reservable Campsite Listings

Check the individual campsite Availability Calendar or search available campsites for your desired reservation time frame.

The campground also contains a modern shower building, sanitary trailer dump station, an open picnic shelter and has a campground host on site. 

Click on Link for Campground Map
Marion County Park Campground Map

 

    * All RULES & REGULATIONS of the Marion County Conservation Board are in effect
    * All laws of the State of Iowa are in effect 
    * Keg Beer is prohibited
    * GOLF CARS/CARTS, ATV's & UTV's ARE PROHIBITED
Camping Camping at Roberts Creek Park

Roberts Creek Park has two separate campgrounds. Roberts Creek West Campground and Roberts Creek East Campground.

Roberts Creek West Campground has 84 camping sites. The West Campground also contains a modern shower building, two additional flush restrooms, playground area, parking areas for extra vehicles or boats and has a campground host on site.

WEST CAMPGROUND CAMPSITES 
Sites #1 - #7 are grass sites with 30 Amp electric service provided, each site has a picnic table, sites #2,#4,#5, #6 and #7 have a fire ring, a water hydrant is located across road from site #1. Sites #8 - #36 are concrete pads with 30 Amp electric service provided, each site has a picnic table and fire ring, water hydrants are conveniently located to fill water tanks, but no continuous hookups are allowed. Sites #37 - #39 are rock pads with 30 Amp electric service provided, each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Sites #40 - #58 and #61 - #81 are rock pads with full hookups, 50 Amp electric service, water hookup and sewer, each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Sites #59 & #60 are rock pads with 50 Amp electric service and water hookup, each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Sites #A - #C are grass sites for non-electric tent camping, each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Shade on all campsites varies from moderate to fully shaded. 

Electric Campsites #1 - #7, #24 - #39, #51 - #81 are Reservable sites. Non-electric sites A-C, and electric sites #10 - #23 and #40 - #50 are Non-reservable, available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Roberts Creek East Campground
has 50 campsites with 30 Amp electric service. There are water hydrants conveniently located throughout the campground to fill water tanks, but no continuous water hookups are allowed. The East Campground also contains a modern shower building, sanitary trailer dump station, one additional flush restroom, playground area, parking area for extra vehicles or boats and has a campground host on site.

EAST CAMPGROUND CAMPSITES 
Campsites #1 and #2 are concrete surfaced with 30 Amp electric service and are ADA compliant. Camp sites #3 - #50 are rock pads with 30 Amp electric service. Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table. Shade on campsites varies from moderate to limited.

Campsites #1 through #29 are Reservable and campsites #30 through #50 are Non-reserveable, available on a first-come first-serve basis.

For campsite listing. Click on:   Reservable Campsite Listing

Check the individual campsite Availability Calendar or search available campsites for your desired reservation time frame.

Roberts Creek West Campground Map
Roberts Creek East Campground Map

    * All RULES & REGULATIONS of the Marion County Conservation Board are in effect
    * All laws of the State of Iowa are in effect
    * Keg Beer is prohibited

Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Roberts Creek Park
 Roberts Creek Lake is a 300 acre impoundment of adjacent Red Rock Lake, but there is no direct waterway link between Roberts Creek Lake and Red Rock Lake. Roberts Creek Lake makes for good canoe, kayak and paddle boarding due to the length, 1.5 miles, and the relative narrow width, average of 1/4 mile, that keeps the water relatively protected from most wind directions, along with several small bays that add up to approximately 5 miles of shore line to explore. The lake has a "No Wake" restriction for power boats that also creates a safer paddling experience and is easily accessible for paddling boats from the East Boat Ramp. 
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Cordova Park
Cordova Park is located adjacent to 15,000 acre Red Rock Lake; which, has many unique environmental features that paddling enthusiasts will enjoy exploring. Red Rock Lake is accessible from Cordova Park from the Cordova Park Boat Ramp. 300 acre Roberts Creek Lake, located just 3 miles East of Cordova Park in Roberts Creek Park, is another paddling opportunity that affords a smaller body of water that is more sheltered from most winds and provides a safer area to navigate.
Fishing Fishing at Roberts Creek Park
 300 acre Roberts Creek Lake offers good fishing opportunities all year round whether fishing from a boat, from shore or through the ice when conditions are suitable. Two boat ramps allow easy access to launch, all boat motors are allowed, but a “No Wake” restriction is enforced. Predominately, fisherman are targeting Black/White Crappie during the open water season and through the ice in winter, but Largemouth Bass and Bluegill are also abundant and sought after by anglers. During the open water season, those seeking to catch Catfish will find good success also. Lake Red Rock, a 15,000 acre Army Corp reservoir adjacent to Roberts Creek Park, offers an additional opportunity for Crappie, Catfish and Largemouth Bass; along with, Walleye and White Bass.
Fishing Fishing at Marion County Park
A 7 Acre fishing lake is located in the center of Marion County Park. A T-Shaped wheel chair accessible fishing pier extends 30 feet from the shoreline into the lake and also a 30 foot rock lined fishing jetty has been constructed to improve opportunities for anglers to be be successful. The lake was renovated in 2015: 80,000 cubic yards of sediment was removed, fish habitat was installed, the lake refilled and fish were restocked. Keeper sized Catfish, Bluegill and Large Mouth Bass should be anticipated by 2018. 
Hunting Hunting at Roberts Creek Park
 The 500 acres of public hunting available at Roberts Creek Park are located in two separate parts of the park, 420 acres are located on the north side of the park adjacent on both sides of Dubuque Drive and 80 acres are located in the southeast portion of the park at the junction of Fillmore Drive and Hwy G28. Both areas consist of open grassland areas surrounded by oak/hickory timbers. Game animals that inhabit these areas include White Tailed Deer, Turkey, Pheasants, Squirrel, Rabbit along with other fur bearing animals. Click on the Roberts Creek Park Map link below to see the public hunting boundaries and locations.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Cordova Park

Karr Trail and Observation Tower

Hike up the 110 foot Observation Tower to see a panoramic view of Lake Red Rock and the surrounding area. Depending on weather conditions, cities and landmarks as far as 25 miles may be seen from the viewing deck of the tower.

Take a stroll through the Oak/Hickory woods of Cordova Park on the Karr Trail. A mile of trail system is accessible from three separate locations in the park. The Karr Tail at some points is directly adjacent to Lake Red Rock, allowing for access to the lake shore for some additional trekking opportunities at waters edge.