Joy Springs

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: South on Alpha Ave, off Highway 3 about 3 miles west of Strawberry Point in Joy Springs County Park.
Acres: 0.80
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Backbone State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Joy Springs include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Camping
No recent updates
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  • annual 2017 - 2,097 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 5,643 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 1,345 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2016 - 7,158 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 1,744 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2015 - 6,165 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 1,400 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 5,530 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 1,475 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2013 - 5,425 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 1,375 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2012 - 6,430 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 1,880 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2011 - 5,795 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 780 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2010 - 5,862 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2009 - 400 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2009 - 7,976 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2008 - 1,534 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2008 - 5,315 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Brook Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • Brown Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
  • White Sucker
    • 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.

Contacts

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.