Ottumwa Park Pond East

General Information

County: Wapello
Location: Inside Ottumwa city limits off Wapello Street
Acres: 10.40
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Boats not allowed

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Ottumwa Park Pond East include:
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Accessible Shoreline
  • Community Fishing Location
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You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • annual 2017 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 3,800 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Mar 2016 - 446 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Mar 2016 - 3,553 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 10/29/2015 - 427 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (8")
  • annual 2014 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 3,600 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 09/10/2014 - 360 Channel Catfish (8")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
  • 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:
Restocking was completed in the fall of 2015. Anglers will find catchable channel catfish and largemouth bass in 2016. In addition, hybrid striped bass (wiper) were stocked to provide additional angling variety. Trout are stocked each spring and fall.(2016)


Fish Surveys

Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.

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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.