Cold Springs Fisheries Management Office 

Cold Springs State Park
57744 Lewis Rd.
Lewis, IA 51544-5103
(712) 769-2587
(712) 769-2440 (fax)

The Cold Springs Fisheries Office is located in Cold Springs State Park, south of Lewis.  The fisheries management team consists of a supervisor, Chris Larson, a biologist, Brian Hayes, a technician, Mark Boucher and a secretary, Holly Rittgers.  This team manages public fishing waters in Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, Guthrie Pottawattamie, Cass, Adair, Mills, Montgomery and Fremont Counties.  Some of the larger and more popular bodies of water in this area are Lake Anita, Lake Manawa, and Viking Lake.  Some of the activities undertaken by this management team include:

  • surveying and assessing fish populations in lakes, rivers and streams
  • installing fish habitat and other structures
  • performing fish kill investigations
  • conducting limited fish clinics and outdoor classrooms
From left to right:  Regional Supervisor - Chris Larson,
Fisheries Technician - Mark Boucher  ,
 Secretary - Holly Rittgers, Fisheries Biologist - Bryan Hayes