Sand Lake Recreation Area

Fishing at Sand Lake Recreation Area

Bass, bluegill, crappie, and walleye pike exist in the ponds. Other river species include white bass, yellow bass, green sunfish, carp, big mouth buffalo, yellow perch, and quillback carpsucker. State DNR fisheries personnel assist the MCCB and make recommendations for underwater structures to enhance fish habitat.

Authorized PUBLIC USES for Sand Lake, set by policy of the MCCB, include: ·       
FISHING: Walk-in access            
State fishing regulations apply ·        
Motor vehicles restricted to parking lots and boat ramp ·       
Pets must be leashed at all times ·       
BOATS: Electric powered only and/or      
Rowboats, canoes, paddleboats ·       


East Main Street by the power plant in Marshalltown


5:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.


Open year round