Peterson Park

Fishing at Peterson Park

Fishing is allowed at the 31-acre lake (west entrance), along the Skunk River, or at the three ponds (former gravel pits suitable for fishing).

The is a variety of fish species including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, bullhead, and catfish.  

A boat ramp is available at the lake on the west side. Only electric motors are allowed.

No alcohol of any kind or size can be possessed or consumed at West Peterson Park.

Iowa fishing regulations apply, for a listing of state rules/regulations please click here:  Iowa DNR - Fishing

Seek permission from landowners for access to private property.  Although the water is public, some of the land along the river is private property.  


Park hours are 5:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. daily.


This area is normally open year round.  Flooding may periodically close the park.