US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

Lake Red Rock Update: March 28, 2019

Published March 28, 2019

Lake Red Rock crested on March 27th at 765.1 feet above sea level (normal level is 742 feet above sea level). To track lake and river forecasts, please visit

The South Overlook boat ramp is closed until further notice due to high water.  The portion of the Volksweg Trail around the Marina Cove bay is also closed. 

Boat ramps that are currently usable for lake access include those at the Whitebreast Recreation Area, Marina Cove and Elk Rock State Park (just off of Highway 14), and Howell Station Landing for river access below the dam.  Please note that parking areas at the Marina Cove ramp are very limited during times of high water. 

During March and April, the Red Rock Visitor Center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 -4:00 p.m. 

For more information, please contact Lake Red Rock at (641) 828-7522 or via email at

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