Hunting at Coralville Lake

Hunting, fishing, and trapping are permitted in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws except in areas designated as “No Hunting” by the District Engineer. For specific game law information, consult the current Iowa Hunting and Trapping Regulations published by the Department of Natural Resources.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations applies to all project lands and waters owned by the USACE.

Click here to view the hunting policy for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed lands at Coralville Lake.

Permit and Limited Hunting Zone Information:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has established three permit only hunting areas within Coralville Lake. These areas are limited to bow-hunting, trapping, and waterfowl hunting. These areas are delineated as Zone 1 (Dam Complex), Zone 2 (Sugar Bottom), and Zone 3 (Sandy Beach) and are shown in blue on the maps to the right. Note that a portion of Zone 2 will be limited to wheelchair-bound users only and applicants will be chosen on a random basis. Hunters that wish to receive a permit must submit a separate application for each zone they wish to be considered for. Applications can be submitted from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30 to the following address. 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coralville Lake Project
ATTN: Hunting Zone Permit
2850 Prairie Du Chien Road NE
Iowa City, IA 52240

Printable Hunting Zone Permit Application

If you have questions or concerns regarding hunting and trapping at Coralville Lake contact us by phone at: (319) 338-3543 ext. 6300 or email:

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