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Coralville Lake


Recreation Opportunities

Day Use: Picnic shelter  are available at various locations around Coralville Lake. Most of these are availble for advanced reservations including East Overlook Round #3, East Overlook Square #4. Sugar Bottom Day Use #39, Tailwater West #9, Turkey Creek #7, West Overlook Day Use #17.

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Birding: Coralville Lake offers a variety of habitats and is a popular birding location. To learn more about Iowa Birds and Birding go to www.iowabirds.org.

Disc Golf: Two 18-holf disc golf courses are popular recreation spots.

Camping: The Dam Complex, Sandy Beach, and Sugar Bottom Campgrounds offer more than 500 camping sites at Coralville Lake.  To make reservations call toll free 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.Recreation.gov For questions about the campgrounds and the campsites please call (319)338-3543 ext. 6300 or send an email to coralville.lake@usace.army.mil

Mountain Biking: The Sugar Bottom Mountain Bike Trail has nearly 10 miles of one-way trails that wind through wooded valleys and prairies with beautiful views that overlook Coralville Lake. This trail is located at the Sugar Bottom Day Use Area.

Boating: Coralville Lake has more than 5,000 acres of water for pleasure boating, water skiing and fishing. Before you launch be sure to check out current lake levels at www.rivergages.com.

Beaches: There are two designated swimming beaches; Sandy Beach Day Use and West Overlook Day Use. There are NO lifeguards provided and all swimming is at your own risk.  There is a beach at the Sugar Bottom Campground that is for registered campers and a free beach at Sugar Bottom Day Use for anyone, which is located by the mountain bike trail and disc golf course.

Fees Boat Launch - $3/day. Beaches - $1 per person or $4 per vehicle.  With the Interagency Senior Pass for age-related discounts and an Interagency Access Pass costs are half price.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sells an Annual Pass for $30. The Annual Pass gives unlimited access to day-use areas at any Corps park nation-wide for one calendar year, and is sold at all Corps projects. Discount passes for recreation fees and camping can be found by following this link, http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/passes.cfm.