Otter Creek Lake & Park

Fishing at Otter Creek Lake & Park

Fishing at Otter Creek Lake, Tama County
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.


6 1/2 miles northeast of Toledo, IA, in Sections 30 & 31, Carroll Township.


Anglers will enjoy the following while fishing at Otter Creek Lake and Park:
  • concrete boat ramp
  • fish cleaning sation
  • restroom near the boat ramp
  • information kiosk that vends cool¬†sodas near the boat ramp
  • five earthen jetties providing better fishing access to anglers without a boat
  • handicap fishing jetty


Otter Creek Lake & Park is a year round facility for certain activities. Operating hours are 4 a.m. to 10:30 p.m..