Rock Creek Lake State Park

Rock Creek Lake State Park
Rock Creek Lake State Park is in Kellogg, Iowa. The park spans 602 acres and offers outdoor enthusiasts plenty of recreational activities, including fishing for bass and crappie.

Rock Creek Lake

Rock Creek Lake has 15 miles of shoreline with an average depth of 9 feet and a maximum depth of approximately 18 feet. The lake has a beach area for sunbathing and swimming.


Activities at the state park include swimming, fishing and boating. You can rent a dock space for your boat, and the park allows all boat motor sizes. You can also enjoy hiking trails, as well as cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.


Rock Creek Lake State Park has 200 campsites bordering the lake. Some sites have electrical hookups. Camp amenities include picnic areas, playground, restrooms and shower facilities.

Fish Species

Anglers can fish for a variety of species, such as bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and saugeye. You can troll with a boat or cast by the shorelines. During winter, ice fishing is popular for big-sized crappie and bluegill, according to Iowa Department of Natural Resources.


Birdwatching and sightseeing for other animals are common in the park. The park is home to such wildlife species as mallards, teal, bluebills, ducks and white-tailed deer.

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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