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Polk City - Big Creek State Park

8794 NW 125th Av
515-984-6473

Big Creek Lake's clear water provides great family swimming fun. Refreshments are available at the beach during the swimming season. A large wooden play structure, accessible to the mobility impaired, is located at the beach. Disc golf, model air, softball, and volleyball areas provide additional entertainment.

Big Creek Lake provides excellent fishing year-round. The lake's clear waters are stocked with crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, walleye, channel catfish and muskie. The lake is popular for a variety of boating activities. Any size motor may be operated at "no wake" speeds on the lake. Five modern boat ramps, three on the west side and two on the east, provide excellent access to the lake. A gravel ramp is located on the upper end of the lake. Sailboat rigging zones and vehicle parking areas are at each modern ramp. A 88-berth "dry-dock" area is at the northeast corner of the park. Arrangements for rental of dry-docking space may be made through the park office. A fishing pier is accessible to the mobility impaired.



Reviews

Alison Evans

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Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
Love the playground at Big Creek. The outdoor water faucets to clean off before heading to the car are amazing. The store, bathrooms, boat rentals all are great. It would be a 5 star place of the beach was non smoking so my kids and I don't have to move repeatedly due to inconsiderate people smoking right next to my children. The only other thing was last time we were there we saw many (at least 20) dead carp washed up on shore just rotting. It was pretty gross and surely made me wonder what killed them and wary of letting my kids in the water.

Kayla Stace

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Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017
Love coming here very nice beach area and plenty of space for picnic and they have boats you can rent as well

Megan Brueck

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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Nice open beach but the parking lot is a long walk when carrying things. There also isn't many shaded areas for the kids to get out of the sun.

Sarita Nicholes

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Was amazed at the many boat and fishing equipment you can rent at and awesome price. The beach,lake,park and bathrooms was very clean. Just found a cool hangout place 😎

Ben Gomez

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Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017
Rented a pontoon boat for my wife's birthday part. The boat was nice and staff as friendly and helpful with pulling in and out of the dock

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