Arbor Lake

General Information

County: Poweshiek
Location: On the Southwest edge of Grinnell
Acres: 13.00
Maximum Depth: 19.2 ft. (2007 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Rock Creek State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Arbor Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
No recent updates
Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 09/16/2014 - 234 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/11/2012 - 364 Channel Catfish (8.8")
  • 09/06/2011 - 214 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/03/2008 - 252 Channel Catfish (7.3")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:

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Water Quality

Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.