Cordova Park

Canoeing & Kayaking at Cordova Park

Canoeing Lake Red Rock
Cordova Park is located adjacent to 15,000 acre Red Rock Lake; which, has many unique environmental features that paddling enthusiasts will enjoy exploring. Red Rock Lake is accessible from Cordova Park from the Cordova Park Boat Ramp. 300 acre Roberts Creek Lake, located just 3 miles East of Cordova Park in Roberts Creek Park, is another paddling opportunity that affords a smaller body of water that is more sheltered from most winds and provides a safer area to navigate.


1480 Highway G28
Otley, Iowa

Google Map - Cordova Park Boat Ramp


Marion County Conservation Board Mad River Canoes and Equipment Rental

*  Marion County Conservation has 6 -14’ canoes, 2 - 16’ canoes, paddles and basic orange PFD’s.
*  Canoes and equipment are for day-use only.
*  The Conservation Board staff requests a minimum of seven (7) days notice of wanting to rent a canoe/s.
*  One - two canoe haul trailer is available with 2” ball hitch.
*  The Conservation Board staff does not shuttle or deliver canoes and/or equipment to any site and staff does not            retrieve canoes.
*  Renter must be 18 years of age and able to load and unload canoes.

  Daytime use Monday-Thursday:  $15.00/day per canoe + $100.00 returnable deposit per canoe.
Weekend Use:  Canoes must be checked out between the hours of 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. on Friday and returned by                                      Monday morning, 9:00 a.m., $25.00/weekend per canoe + $100.00 returnable deposit per canoe.
Weekly Use: Friday to Friday, $50/week per canoe + $100.00 returnable deposit per canoe.


Cordova Park Cabin renters may reserve a canoe with a cabin reservation. Rental fee will be waived, but a $100 returnable deposit is required. 

For canoe rentals, please call Cordova Park @ 641-627-5935 or email: