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Lake Keomah State Park, IA
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DescriptionLake Keomah State Park is 366 acres of beautiful woods and water. Lovely shaded picnic areas are nestled between the arms of the 84 acre man-made lake. The park's name was derived from the first three letters of Keokuk and Mahaska counties. A portion of the south side of the lake was reserved for private development and many homes dot this side of the lake. The park was dedicated in 1934. Many of its facilities were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
Winter recreational opportunities include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and a great hill for sledding and tubing.
Anglers can try their luck fishing for bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass and channel catfish. Ice fishing is popular in the winter. Two boat ramps are located around the lake for convenient lake access. A section of the lake shoreline is designated for 24-hour fishing and a fishing jetty is available on the west shoreline accessible to persons of varying abilities.
During the summer the open water, grasslands, deep woods and marshy areas provide habitat for all types of wildlife. Hikers along the park's scenic hiking and nature trails may catch a glimpse of bullfrogs blowing and puffing bass solos, a great blue heron wading in the shallows in search of minnows, or a covey of quail rising at the approach of human footsteps. In the fall, the lake is surrounded by a mass of color from a variety of trees and shrubs.
Oskaloosa is six miles west of the park and the site of beautiful William Penn College. Sigourney is twenty miles east. Pella is twenty-one miles northwest. Ottumwa is thirty-five miles southeast.
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Alerts and Important InformationOnly electric trolling motors are allowed on the lake.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Oskaloosa, take Hwy 92 east four miles to Queen Ave and take a right turn on Queen Ave. Drive for about one mile and this will bring you to the front entrance of the park.
Mailing Address:Lake Keomah State Park
2720 Keomah Ln
Oskaloosa IA 52577
Phone Number:Information: (641)673-6975