Lake Icaria

Lake View Welcome Sign
Lake View Welcome Sign
Look Out Sign
Lake View Campground
Camping at Lake Icaria

Cabins at Lake Icaria
Lake View Camping

Handicapped Docks
Cabin 1 View

Hiking Trails

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Lake Icaria is conveniently located in southwest Iowa 90 miles southwest of Des Moines, 90 miles southeast of Omaha/Council Bluffs, and 90 miles north of St Joseph, making it an ideal weekend trip. Adams County Conservation maintains Lake Icaria Recreation Area which includes Timber Ridge Campground, Lake View Campground, six full-service Cabins (handicapped accessible), eight sleeper cabins, and two Cottages.

Lake Icaria showcases two tranquil campgrounds open year-round: Lake View and Timber Ridge. With 153 total graveled campsites including, 63 full-service, 23 water/electric, 43 electric, and 24 tent sites there is something for everyone. Each site features a fire pit and picnic table for your use. Playgrounds in each campground. Modern Bathroom/Shower houses, along with handicap accessibility. At the beginning of each campground, there is an RV Dump Station and Water Hydrants for your use. Check-out for campgrounds is before 3 pm. Click on ‘Facilities’ for detailed information and pricing of Cottages, Cabins, Campgrounds, and Picnic Shelters. Click on ‘Activities’ for detailed information about Boating, Disc Golf, Fishing, Hunting, and other activities at Lake Icaria.

Timber Ridge Campground - a serene and shaded setting surrounded by mature trees. With 39 Full-Service Sites, 23 Electric/Water Sites, and 4 tent sites, this campground can be reserved online up to a year in advance for dates from May through September. Sites not reserved are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and are limited to three-day occupation. Walking trails will take you on scenic hikes through the timber to the dam, ponds, water’s edge, and the beach and picnic area.

Lake View Campground - surrounded by the lake on three sides, with most sites having a view of the lake. The campground includes 24 Full-Service Sites, 23 Electric Sites, and 20 tent sites. This is a first-come, first-serve campground and campsites #25 - #40 can be reserved online up to a year in advance for dates from May through September. Sites not reserved are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and are limited to three-day occupation. This area has mature trees that provide lots of shading as well as open sunny sites.

Cabins – Relax in one of our 14 rustic cabins at the lake. Two styles of cabins are featured: Full-Service and Sleeper. All will enjoy the outdoors while using the stand-up grill, open fire pit, and picnic table provided at each cabin. Air conditioning and heater units in all cabins, as well as Refrigerator, Microwave, kitchen table with benches, and loveseat. Full-service cabins also have a small kitchenette and bathroom attached, are open year-round, and are handicap-accessible. Cabins can be reserved 2 years in advance.

Cottages – The tranquil lakeside cottages at Lake Icaria have ample room for 10 people. Your family will enjoy the amenities of a fully stocked kitchen, satellite tv, and all bedroom and bathroom linens provided. Cottages are handicap-accessible. View the stunning Iowa sunsets on our covered deck while fixing your favorite meal on the large stand-up grill or enjoy roasting marshmallows around the fire pit. Private docks are provided. Cottages can be reserved 2 years in advance.

Reservations can be made throughout the year. No Refunds are given under any circumstance. Per ACCB cancellation policy you may change a reservation, only if you contact the office 7 days before the reservation (limited to two times). To find out more information or to book your next reservation click on the ‘Facilities’ tab at the top-left side of this page.


Lake Icaria has plenty of access and amenities.
South side of the lake (signage posted) ...Travel 4 miles north of Corning on Hwy 148 turn east on 183rd
     Turn north on Juniper Ave - Timber Ridge Campground, ACCB Office, Beach, Main Picnic/Shelter Area, Marina, Boat
     Ramp and Docks
     Turn north on Kale Ave - access our Cottages, Lake View Campground/Cabins, Fish Cleaning Station and two separate
     Boat Ramps

North side of the lake (signage posted) … Travel 4 miles north of Corning on Hwy 148 then turn east on North Lake Rd
     Scenic View of Lake Icaria from lookout point, Picnic Shelter with tables, Handicap Fishing Pier, Fish Cleaning Station,
     and Boat Ramp

Hunting areas are zoned around the lake whether you are targeting deer, turkey, dove, ducks and geese. See the hunting maps below as well as our other brochures and maps.

Explore the Outdoors, Lake Icaria has something for everyone!

Operating Hours & Seasons

Office Hours: 8 am to 4 PM Monday through Friday.
Adams County Conservation Board
1756 Juniper Ave.
Corning, IA 50841
Phone: 641-322-4793

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Lake Icaria is open year round. Restrooms and fish cleaning stations are winterized and closed down as well as water turned off mid October to mid April.