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Lake Red Rock is Iowa's Largest Lake with over 15,000 acres of water and 35,000 acres of land for your enjoyment.  Located on the Des Moines River just 45 miles southeast and downriver from Des Moines, the reservoir collects runoff and and drainage from over 12,320 square miles of Iowa and southern Minnesota land.  This protects communities and agriculture lands downstream from the Red Rock Dam.  The maximum flood control pool is 780 feet above sea level, over 33 miles long, and covers 65,500 acres.  Other lake area benefits include numerous recreational opportunities and natural resources on the water and surrounding public lands.




Latest News

Rock Island District waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Rock Island District announces it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 26.
Published: 9/15/2015
Corps of Engineers Rock Island District Supports Every Kid in a Park
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is participating in the Every Kid in a Park program, a presidential initiative that was announced by the Obama Administration September 2. The program is part of the president’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them.
Published: 9/3/2015
Panel of experts commends work at Red Rock Hydroelectric Project
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An Independent Expert Peer Review Panel (IEPR) praised the work and diligence of the engineers, contractors, and Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) following an onsite review of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project site June 20 – July 1. This was the IEPR’s second onsite review since construction of the project began. The first was in January.
Published: 7/28/2015