Missouri River Fisheries Management Office - Onawa

Lewis and Clark State Park
21914 Park Loop
Onawa, IA 51040
(712) 249-1997
(712) 433-4706 (fax)

The Onawa Fisheries Station is located in Lewis and Clark State Park west of Onawa.  The fisheries management team consists of a biologist and a technician.  This team manages public fishing waters in the Missouri River along Iowa’s western border and Blue Lake. Some of the activities undertaken by this management team include:

  • surveying and assessing fish populations in the Missouri River and associated backwaters
  • analyzing physical, chemical, and biological aspects of large rivers
  • advising on fish habitat and channel modification structures
  • collaborating with federal agencies on Missouri River Management
  • conducting fish clinics and outdoor classrooms
From left to right:  Fisheries Biologist - Van Sterner,
Fisheries Technician - Jon Christensen