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Drakesville - 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.


Ron Brown

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Nice clean state park. The group of volunteers that take care of everything and the camp hosts are top notch!

Katherine Pagel

Sunday, April 8, 2018
There were alot of camping and fishing, hiking and cabins, a great place for family get togethers.

Jennifer Corado

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Clean grounds, quiet, playground for kids. All around family friendly and cozy.

Lynda Estrella

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
This park is beautiful, whether you go for hiking or for fishing. If you go for a nice place to relax in Nature, this is also the place for you. I hiked and camped in this park twice now. Both times there were storms, but nothing my tent could not handle. People were friendly and the buildings were clean.

Rob McGinnis

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Lived close to lake wapello all my life. Always popular and well maintained, perfect escape for a farmboy on a hot august afternoon.

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