Roberts Creek Park

Canoeing & Kayaking at Roberts Creek Park

Canoeing at Roberts Creek
 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. 


1602 Fillmore Drive
Otley, Iowa

Google Map - Roberts Creek East Boat Ramp


Marion County Conservation Board Mad River Canoes and Equipment Rental

*  Marion County Conservation has 6 -14’ canoes, 2 - 16’ canoes, paddles and basic orange PFD’s.
*  Canoes and equipment are for day-use only.
*  The Conservation Board staff requests a minimum of seven (7) days notice of wanting to rent a canoe/s.
*  One - two canoe haul trailer is available with 2” ball hitch.
*  The Conservation Board staff does not shuttle or deliver canoes and/or equipment to any site and staff does not            retrieve canoes.
*  Renter must be 18 years of age and able to load and unload canoes.

  Daytime use Monday-Thursday:  $15.00/day per canoe + $100.00 returnable deposit per canoe.
Weekend Use:  Canoes must be checked out between the hours of 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. on Friday and returned by                                      Monday morning, 9:00 a.m., $25.00/weekend per canoe + $100.00 returnable deposit per canoe.
Weekly Use: Friday to Friday, $50/week per canoe + $100.00 returnable deposit per canoe.


Cordova Park Cabin renters may reserve a canoe with a cabin reservation. Rental fee will be waived, but a $100 returnable deposit is required. 

For canoe rentals, please call Cordova Park @ 641-627-5935 or email: