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Rock Creek State Park

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Interpretive trail, boat ramps, concessions, 103 electric sites, two handicap sites, 93 non-electric sites, fishing pier, shelters, bird watching. Camping Rock Creek is one of central Iowa's camping hotspots. The large campground bordering the lake includes electrical hookups and modern rest rooms and showers. Advance campsite reservations can be made through the park reservation system. One fourth of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Picnicking/Shelters Rock Creek is a popular picnic spot and the open picnic shelter may be reserved online through the park reservation system. A playground is located within the campground. A beautiful open shelter sits next to the lake by the beach. Trails Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowmobiling are enjoyed on a system of multi-use trails around the park. The main multiuse trail is 8.5 miles long and the interpretive trail near the campground is 0.5 miles long. Lake Activities (swimming, boating, fishing) The beach provides an ideal spot to sunbathe and swim. The lake's 15 miles of shoreline gives anglers a chance to try their hand at catching bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, saugeye and bullhead. The deepest water is approximately 18 feet and the average depth is about nine feet. The lake is excellent for trolling or casting. It is also great for ice fishing. Rock Creek is one of central Iowa's most popular boating lakes. Any size boat motor may be operated at a maximum of 5mph. Dock spaces are available for rent at several convenient locations around the lake. The courtesy docks in the campground are first come/first serve. A park concession store offers boat rentals (pontoons, fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats), live bait, tackle, ice, firewood, fishing licenses, camping accessories, convenience store items, and snacks. The number for the concession is 641.236.3876 or 641.485.2445. It is open roughly Apr. 15 thru Oct. 15; open daily (closed on Easter) Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend hours are Sunday 7 A.M. to 7 P.M., Monday through Thursday 7 A.M. to 8 P.M., Friday and Saturday 7 A.M. to 9 P.M.
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