Dakins Lake

Boating at Dakins Lake

Dakins Lake is a twenty-acre lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, and perch.  

Only electric trolling motors are allowed on Story County Conservation Lakes; gasoline-powered motors are prohibited.  Canoes and kayaks are welcome.


  • Two boat ramps.  The boat ramp on the east side is dirt; west ramp is paved.  
  • Fishing docks
  • Jetties
  • Fish cleaning station