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Lake Manawa State Park

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Family Fun

Lots of water fun! Plenty of fishing, boating and swimming. Lots of shelters for picnics and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Took a drive through park.

Was visiting Harrahs in Omaha , decided to take drive , 3 mile loop around lake , very nice homes... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
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1 week ago
“Family Fun”
5 Jun 2018
“Took a drive through park.”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1100 S Shore Dr, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7354
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of water fun! Plenty of fishing, boating and swimming. Lots of shelters for picnics and a really neat playground for kids...and adults who are still kids at heart! Very peaceful, lots of wildlife and good trails to walk on. Beautiful place to go for...More

1  Thank shawnierhoades
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Was visiting Harrahs in Omaha , decided to take drive , 3 mile loop around lake , very nice homes on west side of lake, Saw deer ,turkeys.

Thank 236kevina
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Brought some of the boys out to this beautiful lake in hopes to rent something to get out on the water. Unfortunately the park office appeared to be permanently closed. Rentals were out of the question and I couldn’t even get bait or tackle which...More

Thank kevindkeene
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Want a great year round photo ops.? No matter the season..spring you will find eagles nesting, summer flowers & boaters. Winter enjoy ice and water fowl. 1 of our favorites. Always BEAUTIFUL.

Thank Louetta S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I saw at least 10-15 eagles in the trees and was able to take some excellent pictures of them. Can't wait to get a boat and camper co I can camp there in the summer!

1  Thank Amy S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I've been here countless times over the last 15 years. It is fantastic for dusk drives and rides with the wife, and you usually catch some wildlife. Lot's of deer, raccoons, squirrels, and fox. The kids love getting the boat out on the lake here,...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Ok, to be honest, I have never even dipped a toe into Lake Manawa. I have taken a few drives around and stopped at various locations within. There is a playground next to a pay beach. The sad thing about the playground is how dirty...More

Thank iowamel
Reviewed 23 December 2015

It is free to go to this park. It goes all the way around in a loop. Lots of different areas to turn off on. ex. park, beach, one way even goes off to the Missouri River. There is a bike/walking trail that is used...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This is quite a large area that offers lakeside play, hiking, biking and camping. It is worth a visit when in the Council Bluffs area. We will return another day to spend some time at this park.

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Nice Iowa State Park where you can tent camp lakeside for $6 and have hot showers, flush toilets and a campfire.

Thank mark m
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Bobby S
10 June 2018|
Response from Louetta S | Reviewed this property |
I have no clue. We go their for photo ops., bird watching & relaxing. We are close & do not spend the night. Though Council Bluffs, ia. Has several nice hotels with in driving distance. Good luck.