Interstate Park Lake

General Information

County: Franklin
Location: 1 mile west, 2 mile south of I-35 & Hwy 3
Acres: 20.00
Maximum Depth: 12 ft. (2004)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Beeds Lake State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Interstate Park Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
No recent updates

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

  • 9/14/16 - 360 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 09/09/2014 - 450 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/13/2012 - 450 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • 09/14/2010 - 360 Channel Catfish (9.2")
  • 10/19/2009 - 750 Largemouth Bass (4.5")
  • 10/22/2008 - 750 Largemouth Bass (4.2")
  • 10/31/2007 - 750 Largemouth Bass (4.2")
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:
  • 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
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Interstate Park Lake contains decent sized bluegill and crappie. Anglers can usually target these fish from the shoreline, especially in the spring and fall. Channel catfish and yellow perch are also excellent species to target.(2016)

Contacts

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.