Little Wall Lake Park

Hilltop Cabin at Little Wall Lake
Hilltop Cabin at Little Wall Lake
Boating on Little Wall Lake
Sand Volleyball at Little Wall Lake
Swinging bench at Little Wall Lake

Sunset Cabin
Kayaking on Little Wall Lake
Picnic by Little Wall Lake
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Cabins at Little Wall Lake

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WATER IN THE CAMPGROUND IS OFF FOR THE SEASON, WHICH INCLUDES THE SHOWER/RESTROOM FACILITIES.

The park and lake are used for camping, hiking, water skiing, boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and many more outdoor activities. WIFI is available within Little Wall Lake Park. According to TripBlazer.com Little Wall Lake is the 4th best lake in Iowa (#1 county park as the top three are State Parks)! 

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Campground Map

CAMPING 14-day maximum stay

FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE

  • 43 full hook-up sites (sewer, water, electric):   $30 per night
  • 29 water & electric sites:   $25 per night
  • 6 primitive tent sites:   $12 per night

RESERVE SITES

  • 5 Full Hookup Pull-thru sites:  $31 per night
  • 5 Full Hookup Back-in sites:  $31 per night
  • 5 Water/Electric Pull-thru sites:  $26 per night
  • 19 Water/Electric Back-in sites:  $26 per night
  • Group area of 6 sites water/electric:  $156 per night

Kayaks

We 4 kayaks available for rent. 

  • $10 for 2 hours
  • Kayaks are 1 person

Please see the campground host for rentals.  

Lake & Fishing Conditions:  The lake is owned by the Iowa DNR.  For questions, please contact 515-238-2047



Location

We are located at 3540 Little Wall Lake Road in Hamilton County, Iowa. This road is also Highway 69 and the park entrance is located two miles south of Jewell, Iowa. Little Wall Lake is termed a "natural lake" by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The 249 acre lake was formed as a result of glacial movements across the area thousands of years ago. Because of the small watershed which feeds the lake, it was more of a marsh than an open body of water. Only with artificial efforts, such as dredging, has the area become a lake and not become an eventual marsh. In 1905-06 and again in 1936-41 the lake was reported to have gone dry.


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Features

  • Walking Trails
  • 106 Camping sites
  • 6 Primitive camp sites
  • 249 acre lake - owned by the Iowa DNR 515-725-3434
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Beach 
  • WIFI
  • JewEllsworth Trail is 3.5 miles along highway 175 linking the communities of Ellsworth and Jewell

 

  • FISHING SPECIES:  black crappie, bluegill, catfish, largemouth bass, walleye, white crappie, yellow bass, yellow perch
  • FISH STOCKING
  • 09/09/2014 - 1,550 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 05/29/2013 - 2,597 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 09/19/2012 - 1,580 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 05/08/2012 - 1,303 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 04/20/2012 - 50,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/18/2011 - 1,459 Northern Pike (2.6")
  • 05/11/2011 - 100,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 09/08/2010 - 1,240 Channel Catfish (9.4")
  • 05/18/2010 - 1,305 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 04/28/2010 - 50,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/13/2009 - 1,328 Northern Pike (3.0")
  • 05/04/2009 - 50,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/22/2008 - 2,560 Largemouth Bass (4.2")
  • 09/10/2008 - 1,547 Channel Catfish (7.3")
  • 05/07/2008 - 1,305 Northern Pike (2.4")
  • 10/31/2007 - 2,100 Largemouth Bass (4.2")?


Operating Hours & Seasons

  • Camping is available all year round, however, water is shut off from November 1 thru April 1. 
  • Park Hours:  5:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Camping check-in:   3:00 pm
  • Camping check-out:  2:00 pm
  • Main gate closes at 10:30 PM. Gates are not locked.
  • All non-registered campers (visitors) shall exit the area by 10:30 PM
  • Campground quiet hours are 10:30 PM - 5:00 AM


Closures

NOTES ON USE OF CAMPGROUND IN "OFF-SEASON":
  • The campground may be opened prior to April 1 or closed after October 31 pending favorable weather & ground conditions.
  • Water and modern restrooms/shower facilities may be closed to prevent freezing even though the campground may remain open.
  • Online reservations will not be taken for the "off-season" period, campers will need to utilize the on-site self-registration system and pay the required fee.