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Latest News

Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety
4/29/2022
As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and...
Coralville Lake now operating under updated Water Control Plan
3/31/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is now managing Coralville Lake under operational parameters outlined in a recently approved updated Water Control Plan. This plan was the...
Corps to resume collection of recreation fees at Coralville Lake
3/30/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will resume collection of recreational day use fees for boat ramps at Coralville Lake beginning April 1. Launching fees are $5 per day, per...

Welcome to Coralville Lake

THE CORALVILLE LAKE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND VISITOR CENTER ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  **Phones and email are still active. 

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.