Address 1: 2730 South Lakeview Drive
City: Clear Lake
Open: Open all year
Open all Year: Yes
Full Hook: YesClear Lake State Park contains more than 10 acres of picnic grounds with tables and grills. The shady picnic areas provide a great place for a family cookout. A lodge is located in the picnic area near the beach. The lodge features a stove, refrigerator, microwave, and rest rooms along with a rustic fireplace. It was built by the Work Progress Administration in 1938 with an extensive renovation in 1998, which included accessibility for those with disabilities. This impressive historical facility is a great place for such group events as wedding receptions, company picnics, and family reunions. Clear Lake State Park has one of the most popular campgrounds in the Iowa state park system. The modern rest room and shower facilities and a trailer dump station are present for camper convenience and enjoyment. Advance campsite reservations can be made online through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A 900-foot sandy beach is located in close proximity to the picnic area and campground. The beach, which offers unsupervised swimming, is a great place for swimmers and sunbathers, young and old. A concrete path runs the length of the beach and is accessible for the mobility impaired. Clear Lake is a great place for fishermen throughout the year. The lake offers good fishing for walleyes, muskie, northern pike, bullheads, catfish, yellow bass, crappies, and other panfish. Boaters enjoy skiing, jetskiing, sightseeing, wind surfing and sailing.