Trappers Bay State Park

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Trappers Bay State Park

Iowa

(712) 337-3211

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Overview

Located on silver Lake in the beautiful Lakes Region of northwestern Iowa, Trapper's Bay offers a boat ramp to launch a boat, and several areas to fish along the shoreline. Trapper's Bay also has excellent fishing. Anglers will find challenging sport pursuing a variety of game fish, including walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, white bass, perch, bluegills, crappies, catfish, and bullheads.

The "lakes area" of northwest Iowa offers a tremendous array of outdoor recreation opportunities, year-round. The unique setting of beautiful and clear Lakes East and West Okoboji, Big Spirit Lake and other water bodies truly provides wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. The focal point for state parks and recreation areas in this region is beautiful Gull Point State Park, established in 1933. Gull Point provides a pleasing, shaded setting on West Okoboji Lake and offers a well-rounded variety of outdoor recreation facilities.

Map of Trappers Bay (IA)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.454646, -95.333846

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Activities

  • Boating

    Located on silver Lake, Trapper's Bay offers a boat ramp to launch a boat.

  • Camping

    Camping is permitted at nearby Emerson Bay-Lighthouse Point, Gull Point, and Marble Beach.

  • Fishing

    Trapper's Bay also has excellent fishing. Anglers will find challenging sport pursuing a variety of game fish, including walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, white bass, perch, bluegills, crappies, catfish, and bullheads.

  • Hiking

    With the park, the lake and the many acres of public lands in the area, there's no end to the things to do in the great outdoors.

  • Picnicking

    Trappers Bay has a stone CCC picnic shelter available on a first come/first serve basis which provides an excellent setting for family picnics and cookouts.

  • RVing

    RV park nearby.

  • Winter Sports

    Trappers Bay is nearby to Lake Park, in which winter sports are encouraged such as snowmobiling, sledding, and winter snow play.

Seasonality/Weather

Iowa summers are known for heat and humidity, with daytime temperatures often near 90°F and sometimes exceeding 100°F. Spring ushers in the beginning of the severe weather season--thunderstorms and tornadoes are common during the spring and summer months. Average winters in the state have been known to drop well below freezing, even falling below 0°F.

Directions

Driving

Trapper's Bay State Park is located on the west side of Lake Park, which is only a few miles from the Iowa Great Lakes area.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(712) 337-3211

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