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Coralville Lake

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

LANE CLOSURE AND WIDTH RESTRICTIONS TO BEGIN ON F28 (MEHAFFEY BRIDGE ROAD) AT IOWA RIVER/CORALVILLE RESERVOIR BRIDGE MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015.
Johnson County, Iowa – Traffic will be restricted to a single lane with stoplight control at the Mehaffey Bridge over the Iowa River/Coralville Reservoir in unincorporated Johnson County beginning Monday, March 30, 2015. A maximum vehicle width restriction of 9’-6" will be in place at the bridge location during this phase of the construction.
Published: 3/26/2015
Coralville Reservoir Begins Drawdown
Iowa City, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will begin lowering Coralville Reservoir starting on March 10. This drawdown of four feet is done in accordance with the operation plan to increase storage capacity in the reservoir. The target elevation of 679 msl should be attained by March 20.
Published: 3/4/2015
Coralville Lake Seeks Park Attendant & Custodian Contractors
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking individuals interested in Park Attendant and Custodian positions at Coralville Lake. These are contracted positions with work being performed from April through October for the 2015 and 2016 recreation seasons. There are four contracts available: one Park Attendant/Custodian Contract for the Sandy Beach Campground and Recreation Area, two Custodian Contracts at the Dam Complex Recreation Areas and one Park Attendant Contract at Sugar Bottom Campground.
Published: 2/12/2015