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Lake Icaria

Boating Boating at Lake Icaria

1 1/4 miles ski zone
5 boat ramps
No inboards, jet skis or jet boats allowed.
Outboards and inboard-outboards only.
Boat and dock rentals... Check out Bobbers Down Marina for all your boating needs...                        Call 641-322-5234 or Email:

Cabins Cabins at Lake Icaria
The Adams County Conservation Board has 14 log-style cabins.  These rustic getaways were designed to provide a camping experience in which you do not need to pull a unit or pitch a tent.  They are sleeping cabins with an outdoor area facing the lake, 5 of the 14 cabins are handicap accessible and 6 of them are full service with a kitchenette and private shower/restrooms. Each cabin sleeps six and is equipped with beds, a fold-out couch, refrigerator, microwave, heater A/C unit, broom, mop, bucket, picnic tables, stand-up charcoal grill, fire pit and water hydrant. Price range $70 to $115 per night. 
Reservations: Click here for more information.

Camping Camping at Lake Icaria

Two campgrounds on the south side of the lake: Timber Ridge (reserved or first-come, first-serve) is well shaded and surrounded by mature trees with direct trail access to the beach. Lake View (first-come, first-serve only) is surrounded by water on three sides with dock access. Our 14 cabins are in Lake View also.  Our campgrounds offer full service, electric/water, electric and non-electric sites ranging in price $15 to $27 per night, playgrounds, dump stations, showers, restrooms and more. Click here for more information.

Disc Golf Disc Golf at Lake Icaria
We have an 18 cage Disc Golf play area between the Marina and Beach. Test your skills with this family friendly activity as you enjoy the walk and views. Play any part of the course or take the challenge of the entire field.
Education Education at Lake Icaria
To schedule an education session, contact the Park office at 641-322-4793 or 641-322-3875.
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals at Lake Icaria

Cabins, camp sites, shelters, docks and boats are available for rent.
14 Cabins are available for rent at the Lake View Campground. All are 6 person sleeping cabins with various scenic views and sizes. 5 are handicap accessible and 6 are full service. Campsites can be reserved at Timber Ridge Campground, full service or electric/water. Picnicking is available at various locations and 4 of our larger open air Shelters are reservable. These shelters have electricity, picnic tables and cooking grills; playgrounds, restrooms and water are nearby.

Boats, Docks, dry docks and boat slips are available to rent at Bobbers Down Marina (641)322-5234

Reserve cabins, campsites and shelters at this website!

Click here or see facilities tab at left for more information.

Fishing Fishing at Lake Icaria

Lake Icaria has 650 acres of water teeming with large mouth bass (15" minimum length), walleye, bluegill, crappie, wipers and channel catfish. There are 5 mile per hour no wake zones for fishing. There are over 100 fishing structures which include brush piles, stake beds, rock piles and more. Fish from a boat, handicap fishing pier, numerous docks, one of many jetties or shoreline access is excellent. Fishing is a year round sport...don't forget the lake for ice fishing!                                                                                    

Click here for a link to the DNR Iowa Outdoors
Visit or call the Bobbers Down Marina for all your fishing needs...641-322-5234

Historic Visits Historic Visits at Lake Icaria

Visit historic sites around Lake Icaria. Click here for more information.

  • Johnny Carson Birthplace
  • Adams County House of History
  • Icarian Village
  • Corning Opera House
  • Kline Museum
    Hunting Hunting at Lake Icaria
    The DNR and Adams County Conservation Board have established a permanent Canada Goose population at Lake Icaria.  Check for refuge line boundaries.  1200 acres of land surrounding the lake provide hunting. Quail, dove, pheasants, deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl are major fall sports. 
    Other Activities Other Activities at Lake Icaria

    Visit other places in the Corning Area.

    Click here for more information.

    • Aquatics Center
    • Corning Theatre
    • Corning Center for the Fine Arts
    • Adams County House of History
    • Icarian Village
    • Adams County Speedway
    • Kline Museum
    • Corning Opera House
    • Antique and Specialty shops
    • Other local events


    Picnicking Picnicking at Lake Icaria

    Lake Icaria offers many great locations for picnicking.  Whether you're looking for a shelter (of which 4 are reservable), a grassy spot to spread out a blanket or a stand-up grill and table. We have many locations with lovely vistas to choose from. See facilities for reservable shelter info.

    Swimming Swimming at Lake Icaria
    300 foot sandy beach, roped in swimming area, sand volleyball court, concessions, restrooms, shelters, picnic tables, grills and playground.
    Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Lake Icaria
    Over 6 miles of trails to choose from. Travel through open prairieover bridges and stairs through the timber or along the lake shore. Many areas for resting and viewing nature along the way.
    Winter Activities Winter Activities at Lake Icaria
    Ice fishing, hiking, hunting and year round cabins to rent are available at Lake Icaria in the winter.