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Welcome to Coralville Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages Coralville Lake as a multiple use project providing primary benefits in flood control and low flow augmentation, and secondary benefits in recreation, fish and wildlife management, and forest management. Coralville Lake provides many recreational opportunities. Activities include boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, disc golf, bird watching, Devonian Fossil Gorge and camping. Campgrounds at Coralville Lake include three campgrounds with just over 500 campsites. The campsite types range from primitive tent to full hook-ups with water, sewer and electricity at the sites. Campgrounds are located at Sandy Beach, Sugar Bottom and the Dam Complex (Cottonwood, Linder Point, Tailwater East, Tailwater West and West Overlook).

Coralville Lake is located between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa, Coral Ridge Shopping Center, the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, the VA Hospital and numerous arts and cultural events in the area. Cedar Rapids is the 2nd largest city in the state of Iowa, which offers numerous opportunities like the New Bo City Market, McGraff Ampitheatre, shopping, outdoor activties, theatre & performing arts.

Latest News

Coraville Lake Adopt-A-Trail Program
The Coralville Lake Adopt-A-Trail Program welcomes your interest! School and youth groups, scout troops, church, community and service organizations, businesses, families, individuals or groups of individuals can adopt a trail. Activities of the Coralville Lake Adopt-A-Trail Program may include, partnering with Natural Resource Specialists and Park Ranger, litter removal, planting and/or maintenance trees, shrubs, wildflowers and native grasse, beautification project, trail maintenance, reporting trail issues and/or assisting with special events. If you are interested, please call Park Ranger Darren Schneider at (319) 338-3543 x6305.
Published: 8/18/2015
Corps Hosts Open House for Coralville Lake Master Plan Revision
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is revising the Coralville Lake Master Plan and will be hosting a public scoping open house on Wednesday, July 8, from 2 – 7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Center located at 980 North Front Street, North Liberty, Iowa. The purpose of the open house is to informally meet with individuals and groups to discuss the Coralville Lake Master Plan revision. This will provide the public an opportunity to learn about the status of natural resource and recreation activities, provide comments on land management issues and resource objectives, and give feedback on their interests as it relates to Coralville Lake.
Published: 6/25/2015
Veteran's Trail Dedication Ceremony
IOWA CITY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will be honoring local military veterans on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, at 1:30 PM at Coralville Lake. The ceremony will be conducted at the East Overlook Picnic Area located on the east side of the Coralville Dam. The public is invited to help recognize and honor these Johnson County Veterans.
Published: 5/18/2015