Lake Manawa State Park is a popular water sport facility on the Missouri River shoreline, right outside of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The park's 1,529 acres encompass the beautiful 772-acre Lake Manawa. The lake was formed during a flood in 1881 when a portion of the Missouri River was cut off from the rest of the stream. The resulting "oxbow lake" is now called Lake Manawa, and it has become a major outdoor recreation center for thousands of visitors.
Boat motors of any size may be operated, and boat ramps are located on three sides of the lake. Good catches of bluegills, crappies and catfish may be expected throughout the year, as are good sized bass and walleye.
1100 South Shore Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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Lake Manawa State Park