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Trappers Bay State Park

Physical location:
309 Trapper's Bay Road
Lake Park, IA 51347

Contact Information:
Gull Point State Park
1500 Harpen Street
Milford, IA 51351
ph. 712-337-3211
Gull_Point@dnr.iowa ✧ CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS

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Facilities and Activities

 Trappers Bay shelterPicnicking/Shelter
Trappers Bay has a stone CCC picnic shelter available on a first come/first serve basis which provides an excellent setting for family picnics and cookouts.

Lake Activities(boating and fishing)
Located on silver Lake, Trapper's Bay offers a boat ramp to launch a boat, and several areas to fish along the shoreline. Trapper's Bay also has excellent fishing. Anglers will find challenging sport pursuing a variety of game fish, including walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, white bass, perch, bluegills, crappies, catfish, and bullheads.

Nearby Towns
Trapper's Bay State Park is located on the west side of Lake Park, which is only a few miles from the Iowa Great Lakes area.

Nearby Lakes

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Lake Park Pond
Iowa Lake (Osceola Co.)
Diamond Lake
Welch Lake
Grover's Marsh
West Hottes
Westport Park Pond


Within park
Boat Launch Ramp, Dock, Boat, Dock, Fishing, Fishing, Hiking, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Walking, Wildflower Viewing, Wildlife Viewing

Less than a mile
More than a mile
Art & Museum, Church, Grocery Store, Hospital