Category: Coralville Lake
  • Enjoy American's Waterways, Play it Safe and Return Home Alive

    IOWA CITY – Before you head out on the water this Independence Day weekend, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to remember to make sure you have proper safety equipment like a life jacket. It’s a safe practice to have a pre boating checklist to ensure that everybody will be safe out on the water. Always remember, life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns.
  • Enjoy America’s Waterways, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

    ROCK ISLAND, IL — Before heading out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of
  • Coralville Lake Recreation Fee Changes

    IOWA CITY, IA – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Washington D.C. has implement changes in the recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming beaches managed by USACE including Coralville Lake. Changes have been made related to day use fees, USACE annual pass fees, America the Beautiful sales and America the Beautiful Senior and Access pass usage.
  • Seeking Nominations for Veterans Trail Dedication

    IOWA CITY, IA – Each year on Memorial Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake and the Johnson County Veterans organizations honor local military veterans who have served their country. The public is invited to nominate individuals who meet the criteria in order that they may be recognized for outstanding service in the U.S. Armed Services.
  • Coralville Lake Shoreline Management Plan Revision Open House - Comment Period Runs Through March 18, 2016

    Iowa City, IA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has been revising the Coralville Lake Lakeshore Management Plan which is now referred to as the Coralville Lake Shoreline Management Plan. The draft plan is now available for public review and comment. We will be hosting an open house on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Coralville Lake Office located at 2850 Prairie Du Chien Road NE, Iowa City, Iowa. The purpose of the open house is to informally meet with individuals and groups to discuss the proposed Coralville Lake Shoreline Management Plan revisions.
  • Coralville Lake Bald Eagle Watch & Expo

    Iowa City Iowa - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be co-hosting a Bald Eagle Watch and Expo on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at North Central Junior High, 180 E. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty, Iowa. The watch site is at Coralville Lake below the dam in Tailwater West. Co-hosts are the Iowa City Bird Club and Iowa Audubon. This event is free to the public and will be held at the two different locations simultaneously.
  • Sugar Bottom Mountain Biking Trails Closure

    Iowa City, IA – Public lands at Coralville Lake are open for hunting in designated areas. During shotgun and muzzle loader hunting seasons, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages visitors to use appropriate safety measures when visiting these areas. This may include wearing blaze orange vests and/or clothing. Once again, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing Coralville Lake’s Sugar Bottom Bike Trails in Solon, Iowa from December 1, 2015 through January 10, 2016 to accommodate shotgun and muzzle loader hunting seasons. For more information, please contact the Coralville Lake Project Office at (319) 338-3543 ext 6300 or visit
  • Public Notice: Antidegradation Alternatives Analysis for Coralville Lake

    Iowa City, IA – Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Coralville Lake has completed a draft antidegradation alternatives analysis for discharge of treated wastewater to the Iowa River. The action being considered is the addition of a discharge pipe to the existing sewage lagoon. The Iowa River is protected for Class A1 primary contact recreational, B(WW-1) warm water, HH human health and C drinking water supply beneficial uses.
  • 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.
  • Swimming Not Recommended at Coralville Beaches

    Due to a high level of bacteria found in the water at Coralville Lake, swimming is NOT recommended at Sandy Beach or either of the Sugar Bottom beaches. Levels at West Overlook were at safe levels.