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Lake Wapello State Park

15248 Campground Road

Lake Wapello's 1,150 acres could easily be called the "country club" of Iowa's state parks. The beautiful wooded hillsides, shaded picnic areas and lake provide a quiet elegance which makes Lake Wapello one of southern Iowa's best-kept secrets.

Lake Wapello's beach offers opportunities for swimming and sunbathing.  Any size of boat motors may be operated at a maximum speed of 5 mph..

Bass (catch and release only), crappies, catfish and bluegills abound in the beautiful 289-acre artificial lake. Anglers have an excellent chance to go home with a fine catch.


Stephanie Punkiewicz

Monday, July 2, 2018
Really well maintained camping sites for a great price. The shower house in the campground was super clean, and the showers had plenty of hot water. It is obvious the campground hosts really care. The beach area was fantastic, and swimming was free. We will definitely be back!

Beth Doggett

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Some of our best family memories were camping at Lake Wapello!! Today we kayaked in the early morning. Beautiful!!

Tiffany Bagley

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The beach was clean, the water was clear, and the crowd wasn't too bad. It was a great day,!

Tim Darrah

Thursday, May 31, 2018
I love this park, it's beautiful! I've been going there over 35 years now. I've recently taken up kayaking, and this is a no wake lake,so it's a nice place for that.

jeff fisher

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Very nice, lots of things to do, and ottumwa, centerville, Bloomfield, and drakesville are near by.

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