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Otter Creek Lake & Park

Camping Camping at Otter Creek Lake & Park
This beautiful 522 acre park is nestled in central Tama County offering a peaceful get away from day to day stress. Enjoy the seventy acre lake which offers fine fishing from shore or a boat. Have fun hiking and observing the rich wildlife that resides within. Otter Creek Lake and Park is one of central Iowa's best kept secrets.
Fishing Fishing at Otter Creek Lake & Park
One of central Iowa's best kept secrets. Otter Creek Lake is a seventy acre lake nestled within Otter Creek Lake & Park, a beautiful facility that also hosts camping, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and nature observation. A concrete boat ramp is located on the south end of the lake. Fish species that can be pursued include: crappie, large mouth bass, yellow bass, channel catfish, bluegill, redeared sunfish, green sunfish, and walleye.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Otter Creek Lake & Park
Welcome to Otter Creek Park's circular hiking trail system. We hope you enjoy your hike.   This circular trail system combines hiking on surfaced (wood or rock chips), on or adjacent to our road system, and mowed grass to complete it's 2.45 mile loop.   Because of the layout of the trail hikers can choose between nine different parking lots to start their hike.

This trail will take you along scenic vistas of the lake while traipsing next to or through a remnant prairie, native woodland, and mixed wildlife habitat.

If shorter distances are desired this can be accomplished by doubling back on the trail or making a loop by swinging around on any of the road system.