Jester Park

Fishing at Jester Park

Three ponds (Teal, Skull, and Discovery) support largemouth bass, bluegill, green sunfish, and crappie.
Maximum depth: 8 feet.
Average depth: 5 feet.
Most fish are small but plentiful making it a good for beginning anglers. Look for submerged brush piles. Ice fish using wax worms and minnows. You can also fish Saylorville Lake from the shore or by boat. 

For more information on fishing and pond contour maps, please visit our website at or by clicking on the following link: FISHING INFORMATION


Teal and Skull ponds have roadside access only. The Lincoln Access boat rams allow assess to Saylorville Lake.


Park Hours:
During day light savings time 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
Sunrise to sunset the rest of the year.


A "No Motorized Vessel Zone" is located north of the Mile Long Bridge during April 1 to August 31. During periods of flood storage, restriction may be lifted. Please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake for details. Call 515-276-4656 or visit their website at