Burt Lake

General Information

County: Kossuth
Location: 4 miles west, 8 miles north of Swea City
Acres: 200.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Okamanpedan State Park


Amenities at Burt Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
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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:
A 2019 electrofishing survey showed that this shallow lakes fish population is dominated by Black bullheads (up to eight inches) and yellow perch (up to 8 inches). We also sampled a few Bigmouth buffalo, Bluegill, Common carp, Freshwater drum, Green sunfish, Largemouth bass and White crappie.(2020)
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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.