Green Valley Lake

General Information

County: Union
Location: 2 1/2 miles northwest of Creston
Acres: 338.00
Maximum Depth: 23.4 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No motor restriction at no wake speed except for ski area

Nearby Parks

Green Valley State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Green Valley Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Fish Cleaning Station
Green Valley has approximately 10 inches of ice. However, geese have kept a large area of open water south of the campground. Very little fishing activity observed this week.
Variable ice conditions reported at Mount Ayr district lakes. Some lakes have up to 10 inches of ice, but also areas of thin ice or open water. Ice conditions have deteriorated along shoreline edges of lakes due to recent rain and warm temperatures. Be cautious and drill many test holes. For more information, please contact the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at 641-464-3108.
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  • 09/16/2015 - 1,912 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/19/2013 - 1,895 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 08/29/2011 - 2,940 Channel Catfish (9.2")
  • 06/29/2011 - 38,000 Largemouth Bass (1.5")
  • 06/24/2010 - 9,125 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
  • 06/18/2009 - 9,125 Largemouth Bass (1.1")
  • 05/28/2009 - 8,288 Channel Catfish (3.9")
  • 10/21/2008 - 34,000 Bluegill (1.5")
  • 10/17/2008 - 8,500 Largemouth Bass (4.0")
  • 09/25/2008 - 4,000 Channel Catfish (8.0")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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: 18-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White 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
Spring electrofishing indicated a high abundance of largemouth bass with most bass ranging from 13-18 inches in length. Bluegills were sampled in moderate abundance with most fish sampled less than 8 inches in length. Crappies were sampled in moderate abundance with most fish in the 6-8 inch length range. Walleyes were sampled in low abundance.(2016)

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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.