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  • Coralville Lake to Host Eagle Watch

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting an Eagle Watch at Coralville Lake on Saturday, February 2, from 1-3 p.m. Outdoor viewing will be held along the riverfront at the Tailwater West Recreation Area below the dam and indoor viewing will be available inside the Coralville Lake Visitor Center along with educational activities. Park rangers and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide spotting scopes for closer viewing.
  • Unstable Ice on Coralville Lake

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake is asking all visitors including ice fishermen and snowmobilers to stay off the ice for safety reasons. Recent fluctuations in warm and cold temperatures, along with rain and snow have decreased the stability of the ice. Ice formation on the reservoir is different than small lakes and ponds because moving water under the ice slows the freezing process.
  • Campsite Upgrades at Coralville Lake Affecting Reservation Process

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of making upgrades to a number of campsites at Coralville Lake. During the 2019 season, campsites being improved will appear as unavailable in the online reservation system. Once work is complete, the unavailable sites will again be reservable via the website: www.recreation.gov or by calling toll free to 877-444-6777.
  • Coralville Lake to Host Halloween Haunted Trail Event

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting its 3rd Annual Haunted Trail at Coralville Lake. The event will be held at Sugar Bottom Campground located at 2192 Mehaffey Bridge Road, NE, Solon, Iowa, 52333 on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m. each night. The haunted trail is recommended for tweens, teens and adults. A family area with nature activities, a PG movie, bounce house, face painting and more will be available for participants of all ages.
  • Corps to Increase Outflows at Coralville Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will temporarily increase the outflows at Coralville Lake in accordance with the water control plan. The increase, which is planned for later today, takes outflows from 10,000 to 12,000 cubic feet per second (cfs).
  • Recreation Closures Continue at Coralville Lake

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - All public day use boat ramps managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Coralville Lake remain closed at this time. This includes the Curtis Bridge, Mehaffey Bridge, Sandy Beach, Sugar Bottom, and West Overlook boat ramps. Lake MacBride Boat Ramp which is managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources also remains closed. West Overlook Recreation Area campsites 61-89 and Sugar Bottom Recreation Area campsites 156-181 and 192-214 as well as the campground boat ramp at Sugar Bottom also remain closed.
  • Corps of Engineers to Increase Coralville Lake Outflows

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will temporarily increase the outflows at Coralville Lake to expedite evacuation of flood waters from the reservoir. The increase, which is planned for later today, takes outflows from the current seasonal maximum of 6,000 to 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs).
  • Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Coralville Lake

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is celebrating National Public Lands Day at Coralville Lake, Saturday, September 29. Festivities will include a park cleanup and an outdoor concert. Volunteers of all ages are invited to help with the park cleanup from 1-4 p.m., trash bags and gloves will be provided. Following the cleanup, all registered volunteers will receive a voucher for free entry into a federal park or a single night of camping at Coralville Lake. To register, call 319-338-3543, ext. 6308 or e-mail Coralville.Lake@usace.army.mil. Onsite registration will also be available the day of the event at the Coralville Lake Visitor Center between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Closures at Coralville Lake

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Due to rising lake levels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake are closing several recreational areas starting September 4. Closed areas will include the Curtis Bridge Boat Ramp, the boat ramp and swim beach at Sandy Beach Day Use Area, campsites 170-181 and 194-208 and the beaches and boat ramp at the Sugar Bottom Recreation Area. Due to water over the roadway, 140th Street between Ely Road and the Sandy Beach Day Use Area will also be impassible.
  • Coralville Reservoir Memorial Day Ceremony Postponed

    IOWA CITY, Iowa. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is postponing the Annual Memorial Day Veteran’s Trail Ceremony due to wet weather and ongoing construction at the site.