DNR Removes No-Wake Boating Restriction on Blue Lake
ONAWA, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has lifted the no-wake restriction for boating on Blue Lake, in Lewis and Clark State Park, near Onawa.
The DNR had closed the lake and park for precautionary reasons based on potential impacts of the Missouri River. On July 1, the DNR reopened the park to day use and the lake to no-wake boat traffic. The campground however, remained closed.
The DNR will meet early next week to review the condition of the entire park and projected Missouri River releases.
“We will discuss what we need to do and how we need to do it to get all of the facilities in the park open, including the campground, in early August,” said Kevin Szcodronski, chief of State Parks, for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “Regardless of when the campground is reopened, the campsites will be available for first come campers for the rest of the season.”