Yours to Discover


South Overlook 2023 Season:
April 20 - September 25

Shelter Reservations:
*(additional fees may be charged
if special event permit needed)

Boat Ramp Launch Fee:
*(free launch for registered campers in Corps parks and America the Beautiful Senior/Access Pass Holders)

South Overlook Recreation Area

South Overlook is a fun area for boaters and picnickers alike!  A three-lane boat ramp for lake access is available for boaters looking for a fun day on the water, and there's even a fish cleaning station for anglers to clean the day's catch.  Two picnic shelters are available for reservation for events, and they're also open to first-come, first-served use for visitors taking a break to eat a leisurely lunch. 

Shelters can be reserved online at or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777.


South Overlook Octagon Shelter
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 South Overlook Rectangle Shelter
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South Overlook Recreation Area
1105 North Highway T15
Knoxville, IA  50138

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Contact Information

Corps of Engineers Office:

1105 North Highway T15, Knoxville, IA  50138

Phone: (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690