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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.

Coralville Lake is located just to the North of Iowa City, Iowa which 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.

Latest News

Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees at its more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived.
Published: 9/24/2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares water safety tips for Labor Day holiday
(ROCK ISLAND, Ill.) — It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. If you’ll be spending the weekend on or around the water this Labor Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to remember these safety tips.
Published: 8/28/2014
Coralville Lake Outflow Increasing to 18,000 cfs Due to Heavy Rainfall
IOWA CITY, IA -- Heavy rainfall over portions of north central Iowa on Monday has increased runoff into Coralville Reservoir from its 3,084 square-mile watershed. To manage pool levels and maintain flood storage capacity, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will gradually increase Coralville Lake outflows on the Iowa River from a current rate of 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 15,000 cfs today, and then increase the outflow to 18,000 cfs on July 3. This outflow will remain in effect until further notice.
Published: 7/2/2014